10 original ideas for outings as a couple

Are you tired of the classic ‘’dinner and a movie’’ outings as a couple? Discover some unique ideas that will transport you to every corner of Chaudière-Appalaches and take you away from the everyday with your loved one for the weekend.

Exciting Discoveries


Couple - Vieux Lévis - Vélo - Lévis - Table

Old Lévis is definitely a must for couples looking to get away. Visit the A.C Davie Shipyard and plunge into the history of one of the most famous shipyards in Quebec. Discover the Parcours des Anses, one of the nicest bike trails in North America. Take a stroll on Quai Paquet, with an ice cream from the very first Chocolat Favoris, relax and enjoy the view. Take in the show offered at the Esplanade de la Traverse with its 160 water jets and light show that attracts large crowds both day and night. Cross the street and try out some tasty beers and a good meal at the Corsaire Pub. In Lévis, you can take it easy and be a part of the action!

Romance on the Rail-Bike


Vélorail - Thetford - Lac Almer

Here’s a surprising activity that’s sure to keep you in unity as a couple. Take a ride on a rail-bike in Beaulac-Garthby and get your fill of some spectacular landscapes. You can enjoy a scenic 10 or 20-kilometre ride. For an extra dose of the outdoors, head to Sentiers pédestres des 3 Monts to take a hike and enjoy the numerous activities that are organized for all levels of hikers. Finish off your adventure at La Cache du Domaine that’s open since 2016 in Thetford Mines, where you can try out some delicious meals and stay overnight in a hotel room.

Gourmet Picnic


Couple - Automne - Cidre - Citrouille - Dégustation - Agrotourisme

Take Highway 132 and follow along the Saint Lawrence River. Start your getaway at Canard Goulu and fill your basket with delicious duck rillettes and cranberry terrines. Next, head off to Fromagerie Bergeron and make your choice from a wide selection of cheeses. Make a stop at Cidrerie Saint-Antoine. Located in an charming setting, this enterprise manufactures a number of artisanal products. Then take the road for Domaine Joly-De LotbinièreEnjoy the site to its fullest with a stroll through this oasis of peace. Forest trails, direct access to the Saint Lawrence River and summer concerts... what more could you ask for?

Vineyard Getaway


Domaine de Bellechasse - Femme - Vignoble - Bellechasse - Vin

Do you enjoy sharing a nice glass of wine with your better half? Discover what’s hidden behind the beautiful bottles and labels. La Route des vins de Bellechasse will lead you along some charming country roads, through some beautiful villages and spectacular farmlands. You’ll not only discover beautiful landscapes, you’ll also find three estates, the Ricaneux, the Domaine Bel-Chas and the Cidrerie Le Somnambule , where the artisanal producers will warmly welcome you in a delightful setting. 


Dinner-Theatre Excursion


Couple - Extérieur

Stay on the shores of charming Lac Etchemin with a night at Manoir Lac Etchemin and enjoy a gourmet table d'hôte dinner at the Côté Lac restaurant, with pristine views of the lake. You’re sure to have a good time! Take the time for a visit to the enchanting site of Moulin La Lorraine. A magnificent garden surrounded by monumental sculptures and a bountiful natural setting. Then enjoy an evening of entertainment with a visit to the Théâtre du Ganoué. You’ll enjoy a good laugh with the cast. A great place to have fun with the one you love. 

Island Escape


Isle-aux-Grues - Arbre - Fleuve - Coucher de soleil

What’s better for a romantic getaway as a couple than a charming and peaceful small island in the middle of the Saint Lawrence. Fall for the charms of Isle-aux-Grues with a stay in a delightful inn, a small cozyB&B or even in a deluxe teepee. Put the stress of city life aside and let yourself be carried away by the calm rhythm of the waves and the sound of the ripples. Escape to the heart of the island where you’ll experience island life and the most beautiful of sunsets. Take a tour of the Réserve naturelle Jean-Paul-Riopelle (also known as Pointe-aux-Pins), visit the Isle-aux-Grues cheese factory or the Musée du Bateau Ivre , all of which will add to the enjoyment of your escape and provide some lasting memories.

Relaxation and Culture


La Cache à Maxime is a one-of-a-kind place for an unforgettable weekend. During your visit, check out the vineyard and discover local flavours at the Restaurant Le Greg. Enjoy some calm and relaxation at Noah Spa, a real little piece of paradise. This watergenic spa offers some relaxation stations that are unique in Canada. A short distance away, discover the city of Sainte-Marie and some fascinating places such as the Maison J.-A Vachon, the galerie d'art de Sainte-Marie and the Musée de l'aviation. Finish off your adventure at Domaine Taschereau-Parc nature and discover its 270-metre aerial boardwalk, which will be a highlight of your getaway!

Fine Cuisine


Auberge des Glacis - Islet - Repas Gastronomique - Agrotourisme

Get away to the forest not too far from the city at the splendid Auberge des Glacis. You’ll spend some unforgettable moments together with your loved one. Venture along the many charming forest trails where you’ll get the chance to take in a beautiful sunset while sitting along the shores of Lac de la Tortue. Spoil yourself at the inn’s restaurant that offers gourmet culinary cuisine featuring products from more than 70 producers from Chaudière-Appalaches. Finish off your stay with a visit to Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, a must-be-seen village in Chaudière-Appalaches that offers a number of hidden treasures – read the article: Welcome to St-Jean-Port-Joli.