The symbolic winter coat has finally arrived which means outdoor fun has begun! We suggest you some wintry activities to do with your loved ones. A great way to enjoy nature and fresh air!
It’s impossible to be at Côte-de-Beaupré and not stop at least one day to ski at Mont-Sainte-Anne. With 71 trails, it is a dream mountain for ski and snowboard lovers. It’s the perfect opportunity to beat your best downhill time! But don’t forget about the kids! You must bring them in the Forêt enchantée. A memorable descent surrounded by snowy trees, wonder, and fun guaranteed for the little ones. A quick tip, buy your ticket in advance, so you can go down the slopes in complete safety!
At Mont-Sainte-Anne, experiences are not limited to the mountain top. At the bottom, many opportunities await. For those who are skilled on wheels, it is possible to try winter biking. At your disposal, 10 kilometres of groomed trails where you can experience the joys of winter. If you prefer to keep both feet in the snow, there are also several kilometres of trails for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. The Mont-Sainte-Anne Cross-Country Ski Centre ranks among the greatest and biggest ski centres in North America! The downhill ski slopes in the background and the Jean-Larose River that runs alongside some of the trails create a breathtaking landscape. All the elements are gathered to breathe real fresh air!
To push your limits, explore the Sentier des Caps. Between Côte-de-Beaupré and Charlevoix, discover a trail that leads to grandiose views of the St. Lawrence River and the mountains. In an enchanting and unique landscape, you will find a mature forest, full of different species and almost untouched by humans. A hike to be done snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. A total immersion in nature awaits you, and you won’t be disappointed!
For animal and nature lovers, a dog sledding trip through the snowy trails is a must. At the foot of the mountain, you will find a pack of 65 dogs and puppies, each one more adorable than the next. You can hop on the sled and enjoy a ride guided by the dogs. An extraordinary activity that will amaze children and parents alike. Discover the best of yourself and team up with these animals to get back to the Canine Village!
To improve your knowledge and entertain the children, who said that homeschooling had to be done with the nose glued to the computer all day? What could be better than going outside to discover what surrounds us? From January to March, Cap-Tourmente offers the opportunity to walk the “Network of Feeders” (“réseau des mangeoires”), a 6-kilometre trail that allows both young and old to become acquainted with the birds living in the wildlife reserve. You can observe over thirty different species!
Whether you’re having fun with the family or enjoying some sweet time with your significant other, it’s the perfect time to put on your snowsuit, get out there and challenge yourself. Take advantage of what winter has to offer and give it your best shot!
Crédits photos : Étienne Dionne / Frank Caro / Josiane Crocus / A. Cooper