Discover Québec Activity Program

Développement durableBureau de la vie étudiante hosts a variety of activities to introduce international students to Québec and Québec culture and help them settle in.

There is a registration fee for these off-campus activities, which include return transportation departing from Université Laval. Participants should see the liability waiver for these activities.

In the event of bad weather, certain activities may be postponed or cancelled. A notice to this effect will be posted on this Internet page and emailed to those on the Décou-Québec mailing list.

Schedule 2017-2018

August 2017

Québec City Orientation Tour
Friday, August 25th (PDF)

Trekking and wildlife concert at the Forêt Montmorency
Sunday, August 27th (PDF)

Trekking in the Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
Thursday, August 31st (PDF)

September 2017

Trekking and wildlife concert at the Forêt Montmorency
Sunday, September 3rd (PDF)

Québec City Orientation Tour
Monday, September 4th (PDF)
Sunday, September 10th (PDF)

Apple picking at Orleans Island
Friday, September 15th (PDF)

Trekking in the Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
Friday, September 29th (PDF)

October 2017

Trekking and Snow Geese watching at the Cap Tourmente
Sunday, October 8th (PDF)

Visit of the Huron-Wendat Village
Friday, October 27th (PDF)

November 2017

Hockey – Remparts de Québec
Friday, November 10th (PDF)

December 2017

An evening at the sugar shack
Friday, December 1st

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing at the Forêt Montmorency
Sunday, December 10th
Sunday, December 17th

January 2018

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing at the Forêt Montmorency
Sunday, January 7th

Québec City Orientation Tour
Sunday, January 14th

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing at Duchesnay
Sunday, January 8th

Ice Fishing
Friday, January 26th

February 2018

Snow sliding at Village Vacances Valcartier and visit of the Ice Hotel
Sunday, February 4th
* The visit of the Iced Hotel is optional. An extra cost may apply.

Skating in the Parc du Grand Héron
Friday, February 9th

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing at Duchesnay
Sunday, February 11th

Dog sledding rides
Saturday, February 17th
Saturday, February 24th

March 2018

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing at Duchesnay
Sunday, March 4th

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing at the Forêt Montmorency
Sunday, March 18th

April 2018

An evening at the sugar shack
Friday, April 6st

May 2018

Guided tour of Wendake
Saturday, May 4th

Cruise on the St. Lawrence river to Grosse-Île
Saturday, May 19th

June 2018

To come

July 2018

To come

Mailing list

Would you like to receive information on Bureau de la vie étudiante activities for international students? If so, subscribe to the Décou-Québec list. You’ll receive an email 3 weeks in advance to notify you of any activities that might interest you.

The mailing list also lets you know when activities are cancelled or rescheduled because of bad weather.

To subscribe

  • Click on the following link: decou-quebec-bve
  • Write your name and email address
  • Click on «S’abonner Decou-Quebec-BVE»
  • Go to your mailbox, and click on the link that confirms your registration.
Important notice

Unless otherwise specified by Bureau de la vie étudiante, these activities are not considered university activities and are not covered by Université Laval’s insurance. All participants are responsible for ensuring that they have adequate insurance coverage.

For more information on Université Laval student insurance, see the Laval website at www.sf.ulaval.ca/assurances.