Discover Québec Activity Program

Bureau 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 2022-2023
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Winter

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January 2022

Old Quebec Guided Walking Tour
Sunday, January 9th

Sled dog stroll*
Sunday, January 16th

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing at Duchesnay
Sunday, January 23rd

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing at Duchesnay
Sunday, January 30th

February 2022

Snow sliding at Valcartier Vacation Village* 
Sunday, February 6nd 

Skating in the Parc du Grand Héron
Friday, February 18th POSTPONED TO Friday, February 25th

Sled dog stroll
Sunday, February 27th

March 2022

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing at Duchesnay
Sunday, March 6th

April 2022

Sugar Shack
Thursday, April 7th

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Spring – Summer

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April 2022

Hockey game at the Remparts de Québec
Friday, April 22nd

Visit of the Huron-Wendat Village
Friday, April 29th

May 2022

Quebec City Guided Tour
Sunday, May 8th

Guided tour of Assemblée nationale du Québec
Friday, May 13th

Cruise on the St. Lawrence River and visit to Grosse Île
Saturday, May 21st

June 2022

Arbraska Duchesnay
Sunday, June 5th

Canoe trip on the Saint-Charles River
Friday, June 17th

July 2022

Hiking in Parc de la Jacques-Cartier
Friday, July 8th

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Fall

August 2022

U-pick fruits and vegetables

Tuesday August 30

September 2022

Canoe trip on the Saint-Charles River

Thursday September 1

Guided walking tour of Old Quebec (French only)

Saturday September 3

Guided walking tour of Old Quebec (French only)

Sunday September 4

Hiking in Parc de la Jacques-Cartier

Monday September 5

Guided walking tour of Old Quebec

Saturday September 10

Guided walking tour of Old Quebec (French only)

Saturday September 10

Apple picking at Ile d’Orléans

Friday September 16

Guided tour of the Huron-Wendat Museum and of Wendake

Friday September 23

October 2022

Fall hiking at Parc de la Jacques-Cartier

Saturday October 1

Fall hiking at Parc de la Jacques-Cartier

Sunday October 2

Hiking and sighting of the Greater Snow Goose at Cap Tourmente

Saturday October 15

The discover Quebec activities will be back in September 2021. Schedule to be posted soon!

Click on the link of the activity you want to join to purchase your ticket online. Tickets are also available at the Bureau de la vie étudiante, room ADJ-2344.

 

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Fall

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October 2020

Trekking in the Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
Friday October 2nd

Canoe on the St. Charles River
Sunday, August 25th

Québec City Orientation Tour
Thursday August 29th from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday September 2nd from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Trekking and wildlife concert at the Forêt Montmorency Sunday September 1st

Apple picking at Orleans Island Friday September 13th

Visit of the Huron-Wendat Village Friday September 27th

October 2019

Tickets for the fall activities will be on sale shortly.

Trekking in the Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier Friday, October 4th

Trekking and Snow Geese watching at the Cap Tourmente Saturday, October 19th

November 2019

Hockey game with «Les Remparts» Friday, November 8th

An evening at the sugar shack Friday, November 29th

December 2019

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing at the Forêt Montmorency Sunday, December 8th Sunday, December 15th

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Winter

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January 2020

Les Remparts’ hockey game
Thursday, January 9th

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing at the Forêt Montmorency
Saturday, January 11th

Québec City Orientation Tour
Sunday, January 12th First Departure (8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)/Second Departure (12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.) (CANCELED)

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing at Duchesnay
Sunday, January 19th

Ice Fishing
Friday, January 24th

Québec City Orientation Tour
Saturday, January 25th First Departure (8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)/Second Departure (12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing at the Forêt Montmorency
Sunday, January 26th

February 2020

Snow sliding at Valcartier Vacation Village and visit of the Ice Hotel
Sunday, February 2nd * The visit of the Iced Hotel is optional. An extra cost may apply.

Skating in the Parc du Grand Héron
Friday, February 7th (CANCELED)

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing at Duchesnay
Sunday, February 9th

Skating in the Parc du Grand Héron
Friday, February 14th

Sled dog stroll
Saturday, February 22nd
Saturday, February 29th

March 2020

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

An evening at the sugar shack
Friday, March 13th (CANCELED)

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing at the Forêt Montmorency
Sunday, March 15th(CANCELED)

April 2020

Private evening at the Nordic Spa
Friday, April 17th(CANCELED)

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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.