The Aventure Écotourisme Québec label is a well-known and trusted label indicating a group of professionals who offer eco-tourism activities and adventures, that you will see more or less everywhere during your trip to the region of Quebec.
Aventure Écotourisme Québec is particularly demanding about the selection criteria for businesses that are given its label. Among the most important for the label are preservation of the environment, security and a thorough local knowledge.
The ecological criteria refer to waste management, observation of flora and fauna for a better knowledge of these two treasures without interference from people, and the education of visitors in eco-responsiblity.
Aventure Ecotourisme Québec have something for everyone: walking, exploring the water, extreme sports, winter sports, there's no lack of choice. To give you some ideas we have chosen two activities that the Quebecois love.
Near Girardville is Mahikan park and Gilles Granal's wolves. He is passionate about these animals and about sharing his knowledge of them with you, taking you into nature to see their daily lives. The idea is to sleep there, in the middle of the boreal forest, surrounded by the packs which you can observe in their semi-wild state from the windows of four eco-lodges that are well integrated into their setting. You can take your time here, completely separated from the world, (because there is no network), relax and reconnect with nature. Spend a little time enjoying life with these enchanting wolves...
If the season permits then climb in a canoe let Gilles guide you up the Mistassinni River. Not another human being in sight, nothing but the sound of the splashing water in the middle of the pine trees of the Great North. When you've paddled enough, stop on a little beach for a restorative snack.