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Excursions

Walking Tour of Old Québec, World Heritage Site 

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A guided walking tour starting with a visit to the Quebec Parliament and its flourishing gardens. A unique structure of architectural style inspired by the expansion of the Louvre in Paris. The tour stops onto Place d’Armes to enjoy its grandiose fountain statute. Close by, the tour continues to the Château Frontenac and its Dufferin Terrasse, a magnificent boardwalk overlooking the St. Lawrence River and offering a breathtaking view. Then is the Seminary of Québec, founded in 1663. Now occupied by the Architecture School of Laval University, this institution is a remarkable collection of buildings erected around enclosed courtyards. Following is the spectacular interior of the Notre-Dame-de-Québec Basilica-Cathedral. and more.

Cost: $TBC CAD (Tax included)
Minimum of participants is required.

Fontaine de Tourny

 

Discover Montmorency Falls and Île d'Orléans local harvest and landscapes 

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13:30 Departure from the Québec City Convention Centre
17:30 Arrival at the Québec City Convention Centre 

Embark with one of our professional guides on this tour rich in history and culinary tastings, beginning at the Montmorency Falls and continuing on to the "Garden of Québec", Isle d'Orléans!

Our first stop is the Montmorency Falls where you are certain to capture wonderful photos of the grandeur of the falls, and its natural beauty. You will travel a boardwalk with a variety of lookouts and a suspension bridge that captures not only the surrounding beauty but the power of the Montmorency River’s current and  of the Falls

Travelling on, with more great views of the countryside, and Quebec City in the distance, we will visit the domaine «Cassis Mona & Filles». The family  grows many varieties of black currants, perfectly adapted to harsh Quebec winters. After a tour, you will be invited to enjoy tasting of their black currant by-products.  Then, at Cidrerie Verger Bilodeau, enjoy the maple products and discover ice cider, a specialty unique in Quebec. Between these stops, our guide will provide you an historical commentary complete with anecdotal information.

Lunch at Sugar Shack included.

Cost: $TBC CAD (Tax included)
Minimum of participants is required.

Chute Montmorency

 

Visit and dinner at a Traditional Huron Site 

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19:00 Departure from the Québec City Convention Centre
23:30 Arrival at the Québec City Convention Centre

The trip to the Traditional Huron Site located on the Huron-Wendat reservations a unique opportunity to discover the history, culture and lifestyle of Hurons of the past and of today.

« The evolutionary path of the Americas has to a certain extent historically tied our people. While visiting our recreated village and by letting yourselves be carried away by our stories, you will discover the hidden faces of the Huron way of life. We trust your stay amongst us will bring a better understanding of our evolution and culture ». Mario Gros-Louis , Owner and founder

Visit of the Annonchia, the long house, where you will be introduced to the traditional way of life and the social organization at the time of the arrival of the Europeans. Techniques of food preservation (smoked and dried meats), and more.

Following the guide tour, you will have a Traditional meal (menu subject to modification)

  • Terrine (game meat)
  • Traditional soup of the day and bannock (Indian bread)
  • Tender roe cubes bourguignon, accompanied by wild rice and traditional vegetables. Home-style cake served with a savory maple sauce.
  • Wild tea

The evening will finish with a native Show.

Cost: $TBC CAD (Tax included)
Minimum of participants is required.

Huron Site

 

Rafting adventure on the Jacques Cartier River 

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09:00 Departure from the Québec City Convention Centre
17:00 Arrival at the Québec City Convention Centre 

Experience a rafting adventure on the Jacques Cartier River and discover the famous rapids of the Tewkesbury section. No experience required! The guides will give you the necessary training and important safety tips before going on the water. Once on the river, you will learn the correct way to paddle and have all the different commands explained by your guide to manoeuvre your boat. After a bit of practice on flat water with your team, you will be ready to begin your adventure!

Included: Transportation, guide, boat, paddle, wetsuit*, towel, training, safety tips and more.
* These clothes will keep you warm even when wet.

Lunch included.

Cost: $TBC CAD (Tax included)
Minimum of participants is required.

Rafting

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October 23, 2019

Call for papers and registration starts
November 1, 2019

Abstract submission deadline
March 5, 2020

Paper acceptance notice
March 16, 2020

Early bird and presenting author registration deadline
April 4, 2020

Conference
June 2-6, 2020

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