DESCRIPTION, DATES AND PRICE
REF: PKT 1 MULTIACTIVITIES 5
SNOWMOBILING, DOGSLEDDING, SNOW SHOEING & ICE FISHING
PHOTOGRAPHS, DESCRIPTION AND PRICE
"OVERVIEW" HAS INFORMATION FOR ALL PACKAGES, INCLUDING A WAY TO REDUCE THE PRICE
PACKAGE 1. MULTIACTIVITIES 5
WINTER MULTIACTIVITIES IN QUEBEC
CLOSE TO NATURE "AWAY FROM THE STRESS OF URBAN LIFE"
SNOWMOBILING, DOGSLEDDING, SNOW SHOEING & ICE FISHING
7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS: 5 DAYS FULL OF ACTIVITIES
DOG SLEDDING, SNOWMOBILING, SNOWSHOEING, SNOW SCOOTERING, SNOW RAFTING, ICE FISHING, OBSERVING WOLVES, AND DISCOVERING THE CULTURE OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN, WITH A MEAL IN A TEPEE
EACH SUNDAY FROM LATE DECEMBER, UNTIL EARLY APRIL
MEETING IN QUEBEC CITY SUNDAYS. RETURN TO QUEBEC CITY SATURDAYS
(or you may come to our base and pay a reduced price: see details below).
GROUP: MINIMUM 2 MAXIMUM 12
Minimum age 6
7 days 6 nights
1 GUIDE with a MAXIMUM of 4 dogsleds (teams of dogs)
1 GUIDE with a MAXIMUM of 5 snowmobiles
5 days multiactivies
1 day snowshoeing, observing wolves, and having a traditional meal in a Tepee
1 day snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing
1 day snowmobiling
2 days dog sledding expedition, staying overnight in the forest.
SECURITY. We have satellite phones
SUNDAY QUEBEC CITY TO THE BASE NORTH OF LAC SAINT JEAN
In the afternoon, your guide will meet you in Quebec City (airport or hotel) to take you in a minivan to the base camp. You travel to the "great north" through the immense Laurentian Fauna (animal) Reserve, having your first view of the Canadian wilderness. At the base camp, at the edge of the forest, you will find a simple warm and comfortable double room in a CHALET.
The base camp is north of Lake Saint-Jean (Lac-Saint-Jean), on the edge of an immense wilderness, dotted with lakes and crossed by several rivers. There, the paved roads end, and adventure in the wild begins. Awaiting you is the vast snow-covered forest scattered with lakes and rivers: the great north in all of its winter glory.
At the camp, you will have a warm reception from us and the dogs, that contrasts with the cold but splendid climate of the region. You will probably be impressed by the snowy landscape, with the silence only broken by the welcome of the barking of dogs, and the howling of wolves.
A short walk from the chalets you can observe packs of different kinds of wolves, in a very large enclosure. We would be very pleased to explain their behaviour in their hierarchical society.
The base camp is the starting point for your activities.
MONDAY: SNOWSHOEING, OBSERVING WOLVES, AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURE
Guided tour to observe wolves in a park, explanation of their behaviour in their hierarchical society. Then snowshoe (traditional mode of travel used by trappers and the Innu) to go to a tepee to have a traditional American Indian meal, cooked over a log fire. Afterwards, snowshoe back to the base, where you can try out the snow scooters and snow rafts and/or relax in a sauna before dinner.
TUESDAY: SNOWMOBILING, SNOWSHOEING, ICE FISHING
Depart by snowmobile for a lake to experience ice fishing, and to snowshoe around the lake, or in the forest nearby. Lunch in a cabin beside the lake. Return to the base by snowmobile later in the afternoon. At the end of the afternoon, you will meet the dogs (with whom we will go on an expedition later in the week) and receive a warm and spontaneous welcome. You will probably find that it is fascinating to note that each dog has its own character. You will also receive your first explanation about driving a sled with a team of dogs. Afterwards, you can try out the snow scooters and snow rafts, and/or relax in a sauna before dinner.
Snowmobiling for the day. 2 people per snowmobile, sharing the driving. Lunch en route. Both prepared trails and “unprepared” wilderness tracks in the forest will be used, to allow you to experience all aspects of riding a snowmobile. Afterwards, you can try out the snow scooters and snow rafts, and/or relax in a sauna before dinner.
DAYS 5- 6
THURSDAY- FRIDAY: TWO DAY DOG SLEDDING EXPEDITION
After a reminder of the explanation received earlier, we depart for a 2-day dogsledding expedition. Two people per sled, to allow you, in turn, to enjoy driving the pack, and to sit and enjoy the scenery in the forest. Lunch in the forest on an open log fire.
Overnight in a TRAPPER’S (Fur Trader) type LOG CABIN, HEATED WITH A WOOD BURNING STOVE, at the edge of a lake. In the late afternoon, we must break the ice on a lake to get water, find wood to heat the stove to cook our meal and take care of the dogs that are installed around the camp. YOU remove the harnesses, check the dogs' legs and feet, and feed them. Then you may just enjoy the warmth of the camp stove, or go on snowshoes to explore the nature around us. Meanwhile, a meal is prepared that allows you to discover the delicious specialities of Quebec, around a fire, often under the stars.
IT IS YOUR DEEP IMMERSION IN THE WILDERNESS IN THE HEART OF THE BOREAL FOREST!
After breakfast and a briefing, we harness the impatient dogs and depart to return to the base by another route. At noon we have a hot meal, around a fire, and enjoy a welcome rest, as do the dogs. On arriving at the base camp in the late afternoon, we take the dogs back to their kennels. You are now a "real musher", and you may regret leaving them. However, you will appreciate returning to the comfort of your chalet. After or before dinner, you will have time to go in the sauna or snowshoe on one of the trails.
SATURDAY RETURN TO QUEBEC CITY.
Breakfast, before being taken back to Quebec city
DAY 1 ARRIVE at our base
DAY 2 snowshoeing, observing wolves, have a traditional meal in an American Indian Tepee
DAY 3 snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing DAY 4 snowmobiling
DAYS 5-6 dogsledding expedition, staying overnight in the forest.
DAY 7 RETURN to Quebec City
TRANSPORT to and from the Base Camp and Quebec City, in a minibus.
PORTAGE for the expedition: all the material, food and luggage are transported on dog sleds
SNOWMOBILE for two people (500cc) with heated handlebars, gas(petrol) oil, access to trails
DOGSLED team of dogs for two people
ACCOMMODATION: DAYS 1-6 (5 nights in a chalet, 1 night in a log cabin).
SAUNA: at the base and the log cabin
MEALS: (full board) Day 2 am. to day 7 am. Homemade meals with Quebec specialities.
TRANSFERS to and from the activity sites.
CLOTHING: DAYS 2-6 special boots for the cold weather.
DAYS 3 - 4 (snowmobiles): helmet, jacket and pants (trousers), gloves,
SNOWMOBILE for two people with heated handlebars, gas(petrol) oil
DAYS 5 - 6: DOGSLED and team of dogs for two people
PORTAGE for the expedition: material, food and luggage are transported on dog sleds.
FOOD: various menus of the region, a way to become acquainted with the Quebec culture. Grills on wood-burning stoves and many other exciting moments to share
ACCENT ON THE PROGRESS of the clients in handling their snowmobiles, and their teams of dogs, in order to become comfortable and ‘autonomous’ with their equipment.
UNLIMITED ACCESS to trails, snow scooters and snowshoes at the base, and to our park with wolves.
GUIDES: PASSIONATE professional guide(s), with excellent knowledge of wildlife, able to offer you an experience close to nature. Members of our professional team have extensive experience, profound knowledge of the terrain where we operate and the qualifications needed to supervise the activities proposed. They have the knowledge and tools necessary for your safety: CPR, advanced first aid in remote areas, wilderness survival, telephone, map, compass and GPS. Also, the company is part of Quebec Ecotourism and meets all of the current standards of quality and safety regulations
HEALTH: PREGNANT WOMEN may NOT go dog sledding
EXPERIENCE is NOT necessary; you learn each activity gradually in a safe manner, in small groups, from experienced and qualified guides.
DOGSLED: to drive the minimum age is 13.
SNOWMOBILES: to drive the minimum age is 18, and he/she must have his/her OWN driving licence for a car or motorcycle, to show to the guide.
HELMET: MUST BE WORN AND FULLY SECURED.
A DEDUCTIBLE of $ 2000 CAD maximum will be applied, based on the cost of any damage to your snowmobile.
THE SCHEDULE may be modified for reasons of security, weather, and/or unforeseen circumstances
* PRICES ($Can) FROM $1495 ADULT, $1245 CHILD AGE 6-12
ALL TAXES INCLUDED
* Reduction if you come come to our base,
of $175.00 for each adult, and $100 for each child
REF: PKT 1 MULTIACTIVITIES 5
NOTE: STAYING IN QUEBEC CITY BEFORE AND AFTER THE HOLIDAY
When you arrange your trip to Quebec City, to recover from
“jet lag”, we suggest that you spend a night or two there, so that you can relax before and after your active holiday. and enjoy seeing its attractions. Quebec City is Canada's oldest city and a
World Heritage Site. This beautiful and historic capital city of the province is often called "the cradle” of French civilization. You could wander in the old part of this walled city, including the
fortifications on the Plains of Abraham (site of the battle for Quebec City in 1759, between the English and the French). Then, to see more of the charms of the City, you could ride in a horse-drawn
carriage, and/or stroll along its cobblestone streets, where boutiques in ancient stone buildings nestle beside churches and monuments, artists sketch portraits,as you watch, and a wide variety of
restaurants offer you enticing menus to
dine in this French Canadian gastronomic centre.
We can suggest accommodation in Quebec City.
SEE "OVERVIEW" TO LEARN ABOUT OUR PHILOSOPHY, OUR GUIDES, AND OUR BASE.