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Beaupré Things to Do

  • Hiking at Mont Ste-Anne

    Mont Ste-Anne is the largest ski resort in the Quebec City area, but since I don't ski, I enjoy going there to hike during the off season, especially towards the end of September/beginning of October when the fall colours are out. There is a dozen of hiking/walking trails around the mountain with different levels of difficulty. For easy walks, you...

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  • Les Sept Chutes

    The Sept-Chutes park is built around a section of the Ste. Anne River that features seven waterfalls and a hydroelectric station. Built in 1916, the station is one of the oldest in the province. Back in the days, it used to produce enough electricity for the entire Cote-de-Beaupré region. While it has become too small to meet today's increasing...

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  • Cap Tourmente Wildlife Reserve

    Located about 50 km east of Quebec City, in the small town of St-Joachim, the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area was created in 1978. The area is a well-known habitat of the Greater Snow Goose; several thousands of these migrating birds can be observed at Cap Tourmente in the spring and fall seasons and offer quite a spectacle to visitors....

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  • One of Canada's most popular pilgrimage...

    The history of the Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre Basilica goes back to the very beginnings of the New France colony, when a small wooden chapel was built by the St. Lawrence River in 1658. It was soon replaced by a bigger church dedicated to St. Anne, and as the popularity of this religious site continued to grow, plans were laid out to build the present...

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  • Canyon Sainte-Anne

    The McNicoll Brothers visited this area in 1965, and made it into a park. Since it opened in 1973, Canyon Sainte-Anne Park has welcomed thousands of visitors each summer. The river has cut this canyon through solid rock, over the course of tens of millions of years. It has carved out a spectacular canyon, with high walls and rapids. A fairly short,...

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  • Learn to Drive a Dog Sled

    Les Secrets Nordique is one of the few places near Quebec you can learn to drive a team yourself in just a couple of hours. The company is good: professional but casual, with personable and funny guides/instructors and well-treated dogs. Lesson plus a ride lasts a couple of hours.

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  • Ride to the Top of Mont-Sainte-Anne

    Even if you're not planning to go skiing, you can take the gondola to the top of the ski slopes for a great view of the St. Lawrence river to the south, and the hills to the north. There's a lookout tower at the very top, and a cafeteria and restaurant just below. If you want to do a little hiking there's nothing to stop you except the risk of...

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  • Montmorency Falls

    With a height of 272 feet (taller than Niagara Falls), Montmorency Falls is the most spectacular waterfall in the Quebec region. It's situated between Beaupre and Quebec, making it a convenient place for a nice day trip.At the Visitors Center, you can purchase a ticket for the cable car that takes you to the top. Or hike up the trail on the right...

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  • Saint Anne de Beaupre

    Louis Guimont, who was disabled, is said to have been miraculously cured here while the foundations of this church were laid, in 1658. It was believed that Saint Anne, reputed to be the mother of the "Virgin Mary," was responsible for this. In any case, this became a place for pilgrimages from all over.Another church replaced the first one in the...

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    by Jefie Written Oct 8, 2013

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    We recently had some friends visiting us from out of town and we decided to spend the day in the Cote-de-Beaupé area. Since we were planning on spending the afternoon hiking at Mont-Ste-Anne, I did some research to find a restaurant close by. I ended up picking La Camarine, mostly based on its varied and original menu. It ended up being a great choice! The dining room of this historic inn is warm and cosy, and everyone was happy with their meal. I had the soup of the day - a tomato bisque served with tuna risotto, which was a nice touch - and the cornish game hen as my main course. I'd easily compare this meal to some of the very best I've had in the Old City area, and the three-course table d'hote only costs 35$. For dessert, I tried the rosemary creme brulee (flavours vary daily), and it was beyond delicious! All dishes were well presented. Our waitress Julie was fairly new at her job, but she definitely made up for her lack of experience by being most attentive and friendly. All this to say that I highly recommend this restaurant!

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Beaupré Shopping

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    by tayloretc Updated Feb 14, 2011

    In the offices of Les Secrets Nordique, you can buy toques, scarves, and mittens made of yarn spun from hair from the company's 65 dogs, and knitted by a local artisan. They're warm and soft, if occasionally a little scratchy. Each cost about C$80 (in Jan, 2011).

    The guys at the company couldn't assure me my hat wouldn't smell like wet dog in the rain, but so far so good.

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Beaupré Sports & Outdoors

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    by Jefie Written Oct 8, 2013

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    From the Montmorency Falls, it's possible to get off the highway, hop on your bike, and follow the 55 km long Marie-Hélène Prémont cycling road along the historic New France road. This charming winding country road will take you through six lovely villages where you'll get to see amazing landscapes and historic houses. The road leads all the way to Cap Tourmente where you can hike up the mountain if you have some energy left to burn. Other than the rather steep hill leading to the falls, the topography is relatively falt and makes for an easy, enjoyable ride. If you wish to avoid the hill, you can always park in the village of L'Ange-Gardien. You need to share the road with cars, but traffic is generally light and drivers are very respectful.

    This cycling road is named after Maie-Hélène Prémont, a mountain biker who won several World Cup events - she also won the silver medal at the 2004 Olympics Games. She currently lives in Chateau-Richer, one of the villages the cycling road goes through.

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