The Snowshoer

Guided old-time snowshoe tours

SnowshoerPut on your caps, mittens, arrow-head sashes and snowshoes to accompany a 20th century snowshoer in the park, along the course mapped out by the Plains of Abraham’s sports history.

A member of the "snowshoeing enthusiasts" of the Traders'Union, Amédée Fournier (or his wife), will tell you about the local snowshoeing history, but also about various sports secrets along the park trails : the double Stanley Cup Triumph of the Quebec Bulldogs, the Quebec Skating Rink, among the first indoor skating rinks in Quebec City, the Quebec Skating Club which hosted several competitions (hockey tournament, ice skating competition and curling tournament, to name a few), ski jorring, which consists of hitching oneself to a horse or car and being dragged in the snow, and much more.

Let Amédée Fournier tell you about the leisure and sports activities of this “belle époque.” Here is a unique recreational outing that will thrill you with delight. Snowshoes, lantern, arrow sash and hot chocolate included.

Come cheer Amédée proud competitor, with his traditional snowshoes during the Pentathlon des neiges for a 5 km snowshoe race of the Junior World Championships.

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Press Release

 

The Snowshoer went a courtin' - NEW

February 14, 2016

Learn about courtship rituals in the golden age of snowshoeing. A guided tour featuring fascinating and sometimes racy stories of what our ancestors got up to in the woods. In French only.

Traditionnal snowshoes, arrowed sashes and hot chocolate included.

 

Snowshoer Family Outing

During School Break
From February 29 to March 4, 2016

Relive the winters of old through an exciting walk in traditionnal snowshoes on the Plains of Abraham. Discover all about the work and chores of the long snow-covered months. Identify animals tracks, pick the best firewood and mostly, let yourself be guided through the wonderful world of your guide and storyteller over a delicious hot chocolate.

Traditionnal snowshoes, arrowed sashes and hot chocolate included.

 

2016 schedule

The Snowshoer

In French (on Sundays at 2:00 p.m.): December 27, January 3, 10, 24 and 31, February 7 and 21.
In French (on Saturdays at 7:00 p.m.): January 16, February 6, 20 and 27, March 5.



In English (at 2:00 p.m.): February 13, 2016.

$17 / 10-64 years old, 
$15 / 65 years old and over.
Not recommanded for children under 10.
For the younger (6 to 9 years old), try the Snowshoer Family Outing during the school break from February 29 to March 4, 2016.

Groups of 9 or more can book at any time during the season and enjoy the fare of $15.25 / person. 

During the Québec Winter Carnival, from January 29 to February 14, 2016, show your Carnival Pass and get $2 off on The Snowshoer.

Show your payment receipt of the activity and get $2 off on the skate rental at the Skaters' chalet.

The Snowshoer went a courtin' (in French)

February 14, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

$17 / 13-64 years old, 
$15 / 65 years old and over.
Not recommanded for children under 12.

During the Québec Winter Carnival, from January 29 to February 14, 2016, show your Carnival Pass and get $2 off on The Snowshoer went a courtin'.

Snowshoer Family Outing (in French)

From February 29 to March 4, 2 p.m. 

$13 / Adult
$11 / 6-12 year old


418 649-6157 or 1 855 649-6157
Reservations required, places limited.
Gift certificates available!

 

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