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Optional Post-Conference Trip
Old Quebec City & La Mauricie National Park
May 7-9, 2015


After the conference, we will be leading a small group on a tour of three spectacular places in Quebec.
We will explore La Mauricie National Park, a beautiful park protecting over 500 square kilometers of rivers, lakes, and forests. Meet with park staff, go for a short hike and enjoy the lookouts as we travel through the park. Then, enjoy the company of fellow colleagues over dinner and drinks in the small Quebec town of Shawinigan.
The next day, brave a cable car ride to the top of Montmorency falls, a stunning waterfall crashing towards the mighty St. Lawrence river. After a scenic lunch, we’ll continue to old Quebec City, the only remaining fortified city north of Mexico and a UNESCO World Heritage
Site. Walk with Parks Canada interpreters and hear the many stories contained in the stone walls and buildings. Afterwards, continue to explore the city with your new friends. Dinner is on your own—a chance to explore the Quebec City culinary scene.
On the last morning, we will head back to Montreal, with great connections, fantastic memories, and full bellies.
Cost: $425 (two-night, three-day trip includes transportation, lodging, and all meals except Friday night dinner.

Thursday. May 7
12:30 - leave Montreal (lunch on bus - included)
3:00 - arrive at La Mauricie National Park (Parks Canada step-on guide, easy hike near waterfalls, drive through park, visit lookouts and visitor centre - possible program)
6:00 - leave for Shawinigan
6:30 - arrive at hotel, check-in
7:00 - dinner at hotel (included)
evening (optional) - go to local microbrewery a block away...
Friday, May 8
7:00 - breakfast at hotel (included)
8:15 - leave for Quebec
10:30 - arrive at Montmorency Falls (take cable car up, explore site on own or casual groups) noon - lunch (included) at Kent House Cafe (Montmorency Falls) ** seating only 30 so we should make a reservation**
1:00 - head to Old Quebec
1:30 - meet Parks Canada interpreter (possible guided tours)
3:30 - check into hotel / free time to explore town
6:00 - dinner in Old Quebec (not included) evening - free time
Saturday, May 9
7:30 - breakfast at hotel (included)
9:00 - leave for Montreal
noon - arrive in Montreal, stop at hotel, train station, then airport.
(we advise late afternoon for flight departures)