6 Reasons For Active People To Visit Lac Beauport, Quebec
Grab a helmet. You are going to need it if you head to Lac Beauport. It’s an adventurer’s haven with tons of activities for the fit and active.
Lac Beauport for the active and fit
When it comes to active travel, you might not think of heading to Quebec's Lac Beauport, but you should. With under 8,000 inhabitants and and just a 20-minute-or-so drive from the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, your trip will be less about the journey and more about what you do while you are in Lac Beauport.
Quebec is known for having some of Canada's best rafting rivers. And Lac Beauport is no exception. Rivière Jacques-Cartier offers class III, IV to V rapids. If you've never gone rafting before, don't stress. The guides are professional and they can lead you through different rapids for any skill level. Try expeditionsnouvellevague.com, excursionsjacquescartier.com, pourvoirielacbeauport.com or raftingvalcartier.com.
What a better way to check out the beautiful views of the in Lac Beauport than with a leisurely ride. The one-three-hour rides will take you through Jacques-Cartier River Valley, through the forest and around the local lakes. If you are a prepped equestrian or a beginner rider, the experience is breathtaking. Try pourvoirielacbeauport.com.
This was an exhilarating way to discover Lac Beauport. With speed, quick turns and rapid-fire decision-making, this is a memorable way to spend our time. There are 35 km of single track mountain trails for all levels. Rent your bike or book a tour at quebecregion.com.
Best Health best tip: Visiting Lac Beauport means you have lots to do. But you will need a car. We had the opportunity to test drive a compact sports utility vehicle. The 2018 GMC Terrain, not only stored all the equipment needed for the trip, but also gave us a comfortable ride, with a panoramic sunroof, heated seat front seats and more.
Paddling and fishing
While lounging by the lake is nice and all, but for active folk like yourself, paddling and fishing might be more your thing. When you head to Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier, just rent some water equipment from sepaq.com. It really is a breathtaking body of water that is housed in a nature preserve of mountains and trees. You can even try SUP yoga, if you're Instagram ready.
Get up close and personal with Les Chutes de Montmorency. Whip past the 83-metre high waterfalls on a 300-metre long cable. The area – also well known for rock climbing and scaling – is worth the hike to top. Book your turn at sepaq.com.
Eat & stay
The Hôtel Entourage sur-le-Lac Resort is the perfect place to hang your climbing, flippers, paddles, whatever you bring with you on your active vacation in Lac Beauport. The luxurious and roomy suites are comfortable as any big-city hotel, but have touches that remind you that you are with nature. Enjoy drinks on the back patio before you have dinner at the hotel’s onsite restaurant L’îlot, which specializes in European-style fine-dining.