Welcome to Far North

The North is an immense region, the most northerly sections of which are dotted with tiny Inuit and First Nations settlements accessible only by bush plane. The developed areas largely owe their existence to massive industrial operations – mining, forestry and hydroelectricity. While accessing the really far North (the Inuit communities in Nunavik) requires expensive flights, other areas of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue and James Bay regions can easily, with time, be reached by car and bus, and will provide a taste of Canada's true North.

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Far North activities

$611.44 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Historic Boat Tour on Bonne Bay

View the waterfront areas of Woody Point and Norris Point as they were seen by the earliest settlers. See the beauty that the first settlers saw as they first arrived in the area and hear stories about the trials and hardships that they faced as they started their new life in a foreign land far away from their homeland. Learn how the first settlers came to settle where they did and how they adapted to the harsh environment while admiring the beauty that they saw. View Gros Morne Mountain and the Tablelands and discover why this area was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Keep your eyes open for the whales and dolphins that frequent the area while watching the bald eagles hunt for food along the shoreline. The Tour starts in Woody Point goes to Norris Point to pick up more passengers and then proceeds to follow the complete shoreline around the Western Arm of Bonne Bay to view all of the settlements in this area.

$52.74 Water Sports

Regular Rafting Package On Rouge River

Enjoy a 2.5-hour rafting run on the Quebec's Rouge River. After arriving at the base camp, your experienced guide will discuss the basic whitewater rules and techniques. All the safety gear is provided: lifejackets, helmet, paddle and wetsuits. Once the raft leaves the river, let the fun begin as you prepare for class 3 to 4 rapids. At any moment during the ride, your guide may share numerous stories about the Rouge River.After your rafting experience, it's time to relax! You'll have access to the base camp facilities, which includes a pool, hot tub, volleyball court, horseshoe game, and deck and bar. It's a complete and wonderful experience.

$68.79 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Trinity Bay Whale Watching Tour

Your tour begins at the Trinity Eco-Tours Lodge and Interpretation Centre. Your guide will explain the types of whales you'll see, their characteristics, migratory patterns and feeding habits, as well as the description of the type of birds you'll expect to see. Learn about the history of the area, its roots to traditional fishing methods and the culture that emerged from an island isolated in the sea.From here, you'll journey to the dock (approximately 50 yards) where you'll be fitted in an immersion suit to ensure your safety and comfort on the trip. Afterwards, board one of the two Zodiac style (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats) boats. Listen to a safety brief on the vessels and then head out on the excursion. Travel to Fort Point across the Harbor, where under the Lighthouse, cannons from the 17th century still point to sea to protect the harbor from invaders. This British Garrison protected this English settlement from the French. Once outside of Fort Point, whales can be encountered at any time. Travel the coast in search of the air breathing mammals accompanied with their young at this particular time of year. Visit an occupied eagles nest with eaglet usually in the nest. From here, continue up the coastline to view whales, the spectacular scenery, seascapes, and communities along the way culminating with a stop at Spaniards Cove. Here, you should see many bald eagles getting ready to feed on the same fish as the big whales, an offshore fish about the same size as a smelt called capelin. Capelin enter Trinity Bay by the billions! They are the preferred food of the migrating whale population. It has drawn them here for eons.At Spaniards Cove there is usually an abundance of whales and bald eagles. Black shoals of capelin are viewed here as the capelin spawn on the shoreline. There are usually close encounters at this point in the tour.Continue on to Bonaventure Head and encounter many types of whales and marine life. Visit a sea cave shortly after this that extends about 300 yards into the rock face. Tea and scones will be served at this point in the tour, time allowing. Then, continue on to Anthony Island and a Puffin colony. You may also visit some old abandoned communities that are a part of this area's history. As you return to the dock, pass by Admiral Island and Fort Point, and admire the historic sea town of Trinity from the ocean. Afterwards, you may enjoy a cup of tea or lunch in the restaurant lodge.

$95 Cultural & Theme Tours

VIP Basilica & Area by Private Car (The Ste-Anne & Area, Riverside Lunch Tour)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, Sainte Anne de Beaupre, QuebecThis 6.5 hr car tour of the area, includes: Monmorency Falls Park, Ste-Anne de Beauport Basilica & the Island of Orleans. You will stop along the way for a leisurely lunch in a dinning room on the shores of the St-Laurence River and visit some charming, intimate, family businesses, to taste local delicacies/wines, before returning by way of Plains of Abraham Park.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Albert Gilles Copper Art & Museum, Chateau Richer, QuebecShop that produced the cpper doors of Ste-Anne BasilicaDuration: 30 minutesStop At: La Seigneurie de l'ile d'Orleans, Saint-Francois-de-l'Ile-d'Orleans, Ile d'Orleans, QuebecWine/food tasting - lunchDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, Quebec City, QuebecMontmorency FallsDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Plains of Abraham, Quebec City, QuebecCar tour of the Plains of Abraham battle field.Duration: 20 minutes

$149 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

VIP Whale Watching Day & Basilica by Private Car (armchair adventure tour)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, Saguenay, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region, QuebecWhale watching cruiseDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, Sainte Anne de Beaupre, Quebectour of basilicaDuration: 1 hourStop At: Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, Quebec City, Quebecview the fallsDuration: 15 minutes

$329 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

VIP Three Day Whale Watching Sea Kayaking Basilica Is Orleans Private Car Tour

ItineraryDay 1: baie St-Paul (shopping), La Malbaie (lunch casino), Tadoussac (tourism), Les Escoumins (fish Factory Diner, hotel)Stop At: Charlevoix Pure Laine, Quebec City, QuebecBaie St-Paul (arts/crafts/curio shopping), La Malbaie (lunch, casino), Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Petite Chapelle de Tadoussac, Tadoussac, QuebecTouristy stuffDuration: 1 hourStop At: Traversee les Escoumins Trois Pistoles, Trois-Pistoles, Bas-Saint-Laurent, QuebecYou will be staying near the ferry dock, eating diner with a view of the dockDuration: 1 day 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Zodiac whale watching, sea kayakingStop At: Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, Saguenay, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region, QuebecWhale watching, kayaking from Les EscouminsDuration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: basilica tour, Lunch Island of Orleans, wine tastings, Montmorency falls, Plains of AbrahamStop At: Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, Sainte Anne de Beaupre, QuebecTour of the basilicaDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, Quebec City, QuebecVisit parcDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Plains of Abraham, Quebec City, QuebecBattle of QuébecDuration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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