Sometimes hilly, sometimes downright mountainous, dotted with lakes and rivers, and covered in trees and forests, La Jacques-Cartier is an inspiring, authentic region where natural beauty abounds. This huge and incredibly vibrant region is an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts as well as visitors looking for relaxation, gourmet food, and cozy or original getaways. Have the vacation of your dreams in the biggest playground around, only 20 minutes from Québec City!

Enjoy a worry-free vacation with these 4 “all-inclusive ” stays in La Jacques-Cartier!

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Simplify your planning: choose a place where everyone will find activities that tickle their fancy, within walking distance of your room! Family vacations are important for connecting with your loved ones, letting loose together, and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Various resorts in the area offer comfort, on-site catering, access to a lake or water park, and a bunch of activities to try, including cycling, hiking, pedal boating, and more!

7 unique overnight stays in La Jacques-Cartier

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Unusual accommodations are becoming more and more popular. After all, who wouldn’t want to spend a night somewhere creative and exciting? How about sleeping in a transparent dome, a treehouse, a yurt in the forest, or a converted chapel? You don’t even have to go far if you’re looking for a change of scenery!

What’s new in La Jacques-Cartier?

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Of course, the region has its must-sees, like Village Vacances Valcartier and the Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier, but there’s a range of other activities to keep visitors coming back. So what’s new? Enduro-style mountain bike trails at the Centre Castor, outdoor shows at Espace Festif, “bikepacking” in the Réserve faunique des Laurentides, and a beer garden in the La Souche hop field are just some examples that come to mind. There’s something for everyone!

Mouthwatering gourmet stops

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For many people, making culinary discoveries and bringing back local products are the hallmarks of a good trip. And microbreweries are the perfect spot for both! Check out the new Alpenstock microbrewery, opening soon! For foodies, the menus of Îlot-Repère Gourmand, Bistro bar Le Quatre-Temps, and Le Batifol are worth perusing. And if you’re an early riser, you won’t want to miss out on the exceptional baked goods from Boulange Gourmande and Pascal le Boulanger. Stock up for your next picnic!

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