Summer in the Centre-du-Québec region means letting yourself be surprised by the pleasure of escaping your routine. It means being in awe of the beauty of the landscapes, both maritime and rural. It means being amazed by the variety of activities available in the region. Because Centre-du-Québec is just the place to surprise you!

From bee to bottle at Miellerie King

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Discover the best brandy in Canada at the only artisanal micro-distillery in the Centre-du-Québec region. In addition to their award-winning brandy, take advantage of your visit to take part in a tasting at their facilities and discover their famous cream alcohol, the only cream alcohol in Quebec made with real, local dairy cream, honey alcohol and honey caramel. Everything at Miellerie King is made from honey harvested from the hives of this family business. Discover also their wide range of spirits (gins, alternative rums, brandies, etc.), liqueurs, mistelles, delicious meads, artisanal sauces and exceptional honeys.

Flower gardens and mosaicultures at Parc Marie-Victorin

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Treat yourself to a visit at Parc Marie-Victorin in Kingsey Falls, a landmark for mosaiculture and recognized as one of the most beautiful gardens in Canada. Renowned for its horticultural prowess, this botanical garden features over 60,000 annual flowers, rare plants and captivating stories. Founded in 1985, this garden pays tribute to the famous botanist, Brother Marie-Victorin, born in Kingsey Falls. Let yourself be lulled by the birdsong, the floral scents and the Nicolet River flowing along the flower beds. Don’t miss the horticultural events on the calendar and take advantage of the free access offered on the first Sunday of each month.

New: a very first Route bleue (Blue Route) in Kingsey Falls in 2023!

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The superb Route bleue Kingsey Falls-Danville is among the first courses accredited by Canot Kayak Québec to discover the province’s most beautiful bodies of water! Already very popular for its beauty and its calm waters, this 15-kilometre, round-trip section will offer a remarkable navigation experience on the Nicolet Southwest River. On site, the team at SUP et cie rents paddleboards and even offers a guided micro-adventure on the river to appreciate its rich ecosystem. (Website available in French only)

Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly: an outdoor mecca

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Although open all year round, summer is the season to enjoy this regional park! Camping for tents, trailers or RVs, cabins, ready-to-camp and a rest area for riders and their mount are available for a stay. Once on site, hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, an obstacle-free path, game modules and more will please all members of the family! In addition, a varied summer program is offered every Saturday. There are a thousand reasons to walk, ride and breathe at Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly this summer!

Take your time to explore

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What if you took the time to discover Centre-du-Québec this summer? Go off the beaten path and ride your bike in the most beautiful parts of the region. Eat a poutine sat by the river or in the shade under a big tree. Put your feet in the water to fish in the rivers. Go out to enjoy the fire in a campground or on the terrace of a beautiful hotel. What if you took the time this summer to be amazed by the beauty so close to home? Centre-du-Québec invites you to have a good time!

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Consult the directory of attractions and events that are members of Événements Attractions Québec

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