What you'll do
We meet on the Plains of Abraham, the location of the famous Battle of the Plains of Abraham, when the British conquered Quebec city. Here's the plan : 1) Quick Warm-up & Introduction to Quebec city's History 2) Snowshoe Setup 3) Excursion in the Forest Trails The locals know about this : there are amazing forest trails on the Plains of Abraham, overlooking the St-Lawrence river. I will guide you to the exact place where 4500 british soldiers climbed, one night of september 1759, in order to win the famous Battle of the Plains of Abraham. We'll cover the history of the battle in detail, and I'll show you amazing spots in the forest (good pictures). 3) Native American History & Herbal Medicine We'll cover the Native American history of Quebec in detail. The Iroquois tribe had a good knowledge of herbal medicine. We'll harvest and use 3 medicinal plants during the excursion. 4) Maple Syrup, Snack, Tea and Quick Yoga Session At the end of the excursion, we'll go to a beautiful shelter in the middle of nature. I'll show you how we traditionally cook and eat maple syrup at the sugar shack. It's called " tire d'érable ", usually translated as maple taffy. We'll also have some tea and a healthy snack (fresh fruits). Finally, I'll guide you through a 2-minutes easy yoga session for beginners, just for fun. *NOTE* 20% early bird discount for bookings made 2 weeks in advance or more
*NOTE* The snowshoe season is started! There is already a lot of snow in Québec. I was born and raised in Quebec city. I'm a yoga teacher, personal trainer, and medical student. The Plains of Abraham are my playground : I've been snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and playing hockey there for more than 15 years. It will be my pleasure guide you through the forest trails, and share the history of the Battle with you. The Plains of Abraham are a huge federal park in the middle of Quebec city. The park is about the size of central park and has a beautiful forest overlooking the St-Lawrence river. It is a 5 minutes drive from the old town. From december to march, this is a snowshoe excursion (snowshoe rental included). Don't worry if you have never done snowshoe before, I'll teach you. It's not hard, and it's a lot of fun.
Maple Syrup Tasting, Fresh Fruits
Organic Tea (Black, Green, Mint or Ginger)
Snowshoes Rental (in the winter season : December to March) 10-page Document : Summary of Quebec City's History
Navigation section for review pages
Where you'll be
1) General James Wolfe Monument The exact place where general Wolfe died during the battle of 1759! Our meeting point for warm-up & introduction to Quebec city's history. 2) Forest Trails of the Plains of Abraham The locals know about these trails : they are amazing. 3) Panorama Spot Nice spot in the forest, with a great view of the St-Lawrence river (good pictures). 4) Kiosque Edwin-Bélanger Nice shelter in the middle of nature.
Save 20% when you book 2 weeks in advance.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 20 guests ages 8 and up can attend.
In terms of physical intensity, this is a light-moderate workout! We are going through some uphill & downhill parts. The total walking time is about 75 minutes!
FOREST & MAPLE SYRUP : PLAINS OF ABRAHAM