Chaudière-Appalaches: Unique, Quirky, and Magical Experiences
Chaudière-Appalaches: 2 day itinerary
An itinerary for the region of Chaudière-Appalaches for families and individuals interested in unique, quirky, or magical travel experiences.
This itinerary will also fit nature-lovers as well as art and history enthusiasts who have a deep appreciation for inspiring places. To be deemed “inspiring” for the purposes of this itinerary (and for all other itineraries suggested on Circus Living), travel locations and experiences must be unusual, inventive, or creative, involve breathtaking scenery or serene landscapes, or must convey a unique and fascinating history.
Visit Grosse Île
Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site will appeal to history-enthusiasts, nature-lovers, and those who are interested in learning more about their Irish ancestry.
Located in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, Grosse île was a quarantine station for the port of Québec from 1832 to 1937. Grosse île is known for its evocative landscapes, inspiring nature, and moving history. Visitors to the village and hospital sector (accessible by trolley or by foot) are given the opportunity to delve into the lives of past inhabitants, employees and immigrants of the island. Visitors can also admire the impressive Isle-aux-Grues archipelago by taking the Mirador Trail.
Kiarra and Seamus having a turn at being captains on the way to Grosse Île, and travelling through time to meet several of the island's past inhabitants to learn more about Grosse Île's fascinating history.
For videos and photos taken of our trip to Grosse Île, and for tips on how to prepare for your visit, read Circus Living’s visiting Grosse Île post.
L'Oiselière Montmagny contains 71 rooms and suites complete with an indoor tropical garden, a pool, spa and a sauna.
View photos taken during our overnight stay at L'Oiselière Montmagny.
Visit the Musée Maritime du Québec
The Musée Maritime du Québec (MMQ) allows visitors to relive the daily lives of sailors and explore events and places that have marked the maritime history of Quebec.
For videos and photos taken of our trip to the Musée Maritime du Québec, and for tips on how to prepare for your visit, read Circus Living’s visiting Musée Maritime du Québec post.
Porto Bellissimo is a pizzeria which also offers pasta and sandwiches. It is also a chocolaterie offering various sweets and desserts.
Visit Musée de sculpture sur bois des Anciens Canadiens
The Musée de sculpture sur bois des Anciens Canadiens is the largest interpretation centre and most prestigious wood carving museum in North America. The museum which showcases over 250 sculptures is located in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli - a picturesque village known for its attention to craftmanship and the arts.
Videos and photos taken of our trip to Musée de sculpture sur bois des Anciens Canadiens and tips on how to prepare for your visit coming soon.
La Libellule boasts home cooking made with products fresh from the area such as maple syrup from the region, herbs from the garden, cheese from the factory in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, apple juice, tomatoes, cucumbers and fine herbs fresh from Cap St-Ignace.
Motel Blanche d'Haberville
Fully renovated, the Motel Blanche d'Haberville is situated in the heart of the village of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli. You won't even need your vehicle to admire the beauty of the river, the parks, and the restaurants in the area. From the terrace, you will be charmed by the panoramic view. The St. Lawrence River and the mountains in the north are among the natural wonders that surround the motel.
View photos taken during our overnight stay at the Motel Blanche d'Haberville.
Cafe Bistro OK is situated near the wharf in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, and offers a magnificent view of the Saint Lawrence River and the marina.
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