Enjoying nature in Québec: the SEPAQ Parks

What did you think Canada was like before moving here?

Something like cold climate, permafrost, immense landscapes, wild animals, silence, harmony, huge distances, or even “nothing but nature”.

That is exactly the point! Canada is the second largest country in the world with huge areas of pure and impressing nature.

You probably live in one of the big cities like Montréal, Toronto or Vancouver and maybe you are wondering where this nature is…

In the SEPAQ parks in Québec! SEPAQ means “society of outdoor recreation establishments of Québec”. Its aim is to protect the nature and the wildlife while promoting a sustainable development of tourism.

The SEPAQ network consists of 23 parks, 15 wildlife reserves and 9 tourist resorts. Furthermore, there is also a special section called Anticosti Island. It is the 20th largest island of Canada with only 240 inhabitants. Located in the east of Québec in the Gulf of St Lawrence, Anticosti Island is at its most attractive in the summer months for fishing and hunting. However, you don’t have to wait until summer in order to enjoy the nature in Québec.

There are many activities that can be done in the parks throughout the year.

Here is a little taste of what you can expect. Don’t hesitate to join one of the following activities: dog sledding, kicksledding, tubing, ice-fishing, snowshoeing, quad biking, kayaking, water excursions, rafting, hiking…

The type of accommodation is also adaptable for the seasons. What about a night in an igloo in winter or canoe camping in summer? For those who prefer more comfort, choose one of the spa hotels, in which you enjoy full service. For the independents, take a nature cabin and make your trip unique! It’s all possible in the nature of Québec.

2018-06-01T11:24:39+00:00By |Canada, Life style, Province of Quebec, Travel|

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I founded ARIANNE Relocation Canada in 1997 in order to assist families relocating to Montreal, and then all over Canada. I have a lot of advice and stories to share about how to successfully move and relocate to Canada! If I can be of help please contact me at manon@ariannerelocation.com

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