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.

"It was beyong our expectations. Very good guide and excellent path. It is worth doing it again!" - Marie-Ève G., Polycor, Quebec.

For a quick view of the Guided Tour The Snowshoer:

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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.

 

The Snowshoer went a courtin' (in return in 2017)

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

Traditionnal snowshoes, arrowed sashes and hot chocolate included.

 

2016 schedule

The 2016 season is finished: The Snowshoer will be back in 2017.


The Snowshoer

In French

 

$17 / 10-64 years old, 
$15 / 65 years old and over.
Not recommanded for children under 9.
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. 

Special offer:
During the Québec Winter Carnival, from January 29 to February 14, 2016, show your Carnival Pass and get $2 off on The Snowshoer, applicable on individual rate at regular price only. Discount applicable by phone or in person only.

In English

 


Snowshoer Family Outing (in French)

From February 29 to March 4, 2 p.m. 

$13 / 13 and over
$11 / 6-12 year old

 

 

The Snowshoer went a courtin' (in French)

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

 

Special offer: 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', applicable on individual rate at regular price only. Discount applicable by phone or in person only.

 

Reservations required, places limited.

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