Escape to nature and connect to the land in this outdoor vacation destination. Learn about local customs and history along with a choice of world-class activities.
May - October
Innu Adventures on the St. Lawrence River Itinerary
After a morning’s drive from Quebec City with an optional stop at Charlesvoix for lunch, arrive at Vacances Essipit, located in the Côte-Nord region near Tadoussac. Here you will learn how the Innu nation differs from other Indigenous cultures through our unique customs and lifestyle. We provide our guests with opportunities to explore well-kept secrets and cultural traditions of Innu peoples that go back thousands of years.
Arrive in time for an afternoon of bear watching. View black bears deep in the forest from a secure shelter where our experienced guide will share surprising facts about bear behavior as well as age-old Innu beliefs.
Check-in to your accommodation, a cottage with a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable bed and individual firepit for evening campfires. All our lodgings are in natural all condos or chalets are sea viewsWebsite: www.VacancesEssipit.com
Relax over breakfast before your 10am departure for a 2-hour whale-watching cruise on the St. Lawrence estuary. Aboard a zodiac, you can enjoy the unique experience of sailing directly at water level. An abundance of food in these deep waters attracts many species of whales, including humpback whales, blue whales, fin whales, minky whales and seals.
Explore the nearby village of Tadoussac where you’ll find a marine museum, local beer, crafts and plenty of options for dinner before settling back in your cottage.
Another extraordinary experience on the St. Lawrence River begins at 8am with a guided 4-hour sea kayaking excursion. Sea kayaking takes you right to the heart of the fascinating world of river life and landscapes that will take your breath away. The afternoon leaves time to drive back to Quebec City where you will stay at the Hôtel Le Concorde Québec.
Hotel Le Concorde Quebec is located in the heart of beautiful Quebec City with nearby museums, activities, and major attractions of the region. With beautiful views of the majestic fleuve Saint-Laurent, of Quebec City and of its numerous parks and green spaces this 3-star hotel is the ideal place for a stay in Quebec City.
Hotel Le Concorde Quebec is walking distance from major touristic attractions of Old-Quebec, such as Grande Allee, the Musee Canadien de l’Histoire, place D’Youville, the Plains of Abraham, the Petit Champlain district and many others. Numerous surrounding restaurants offer great culinary experience and the opportunity to discover Quebec City’s gourmet specialties.Website: www.HotelLeConcordeQuebec.com
Authentic Indigenous Experiences
Authentic indigenous experiences are delivered by indigenous tourism businesses located from across Canada and many are members of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC).
Indigenous Tourism can be defined as all tourism businesses majority owned, operated and/or controlled by First Nations, Metis, or Inuit Peoples that can demonstrate a connection and responsibility to the local indigenous community and traditional territory where the operation resides.x
This package includes experiences with the following authentic Indigenous tourism businesses:
- Vacances Essipit, owned by the Essipit Innu people
- 2 nights cottage accommodation
- Sea Kayaking
- Guided activities
- Wildlife viewing
- 1 nights deluxe accommodation
* Package price is the suggested starting price per person based on a double occupancy and does not include taxes.
** Flight option not included in package price. Transportation may vary to customer request and availability.
Innu Adventures on the St. Lawrence River Image Gallery
St. Lawrence River, Quebec City
Chalets at Vacances Essipit
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec