Experience the Québec Outdoors

Are the Québec outdoors accessible to people with disabilities? They sure are! You can get out and enjoy the great outdoors at plenty of spots in la belle province!

That’s what we want to show you in this new video where Marie-Claude and Arnaud have fun experiencing open spaces with several friends.

Nothing like taking in the fresh air and discovering magnificent scenery! Spring is the best time for these outings: the snow is thawing, it’s not too hot out, flowers are blooming and animals are re-emerging, searching for fresh food. It’s simply breathtaking!

Check out three beautiful, accessible spots in this new video, shot in three different Québec regions:

  1. Canyon Sainte-Anne, Beaupré: starting at the north shore, the adapted trails provide a pathway with spectacular views from the suspension bridges.
  2. Île Saint-Bernard, Châteauguay: come and spend a relaxing day in the woods at the water’s edge amidst the local fauna and flora.
  3. Parc national d’Oka: easily accessible, this park has a swimming area and groomed trails for a relaxing day on the shores of Lake of Two Mountains.

Ideas for accessible and partially accessible outings

Doesn’t our video inspire you? Of course, Québec has other accessible or partially accessible spots for people with reduced mobility or special needs.

Below is a list of some of the sites in Québec where you might enjoy taking in the fresh air. 

  • Relais plein air du parc de la Gatineau: close to bicycle paths and waterways, these shelters are ideal starting points for outdoor enthusiasts in any season.
  • Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles, Laval: This wildlife refuge is a protected area located next to the river of the same name. An exploration centre explains why this environment needs to be preserved.
  • Marais de la Rivière-aux-Cerises, Magog: in a natural marsh setting, this stunning example of biodiversity offers accessible trails and an interpretive centre.
  • Parc du Réservoir Beaudet, Victoriaville: wander the accessible trails or take an adapted kayak to see the birds during the fall migration season.
  • Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière, Sainte-Croix: those who love history, nature, the outdoors and horticulture will appreciate this natural enclave on the shores of the St. Lawrence River.
  • Trail along the shoreline of the Rimouski River: this accessible trail runs along a salt marsh. From Rocher Blanc beach, on a clear day you can see the Côte-Nord only 50 km away.
  • Plage Haldimand, Gaspé: this is one of the only beaches in Québec with a beach mat. It also has a beach wheelchair and accessible trails.
  • Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, Québec City : this spectacular natural site is breathtaking. At 83 metres in height, its striking waterfall is taller than Niagara Falls.