The Baluchon in Mauricie

Around Quebec City


Mr Gilles Vigneault has always said that his country, Quebec, it's winter. We made the trip in March 2005 to inform us.

We stayed four days in Montreal to buy winter equipment. This store was recommended to the tourist information.

 That's fine.

Baron Sport
932, Notre-dame Ouest

We also visited the store workshop
Kanuk.    Impressive!!!!

 Especially when you see in the street one on two Montrealers

wear a brand Kanuk anorak.


The view of Montreal from Mount Royal Park

Berri street


lunch at the chalet du Mont Royal

skating is the king of Canadian sport







We then took a bus to Louiseville, then a taxi to get to the the Baluchon, located on

the municipality of Saint-Paulin. We stayed five days and have practiced walking, skiing,

the snowshoeing and skating the last day.




the arrival at the Baluchon



 the restaurant building and the elegant dining room

They serve gourmet cuisine.

And its chief is awarded annually by the tourism agencies in Quebec.

you must try it!!!!!




Accommodation is spread over the whole area crossed by the river Riviere du Loup

The Green Building is located 1.5 km from the reception.

It is reached by a small wooden path along the river and which is illuminated at nightfall.




After the boardwalk, there is also the center of activities where we are welcomed by the charming Line.

A micro brewery in the center of activities serves lunch at noon. It's not too expensive.






Chaque jour, les pistes de ski sont tracées et la patinoire est recouverte par une pellicule d'eau.

Des poêles à bois sont disposés régulièrement le long des 5 kilomètres de la patinoire.

Les vendredi et samedi soir la patinoire est éclairée.





some views on the field

Francine and Gilles, coming from Sherbrooke, Quebec 

a break at the cottage during a ride cross-country skiing            








We stayed three nights at the Hotel Frontenac, on the 17th floor overlooking the St. Lawrence!! Unforgettable ....

We have seen the Montmorency Falls in a snowstorm, access to the foot of the falls was closed for safety reasons.

We went to the ice hotel located about fifty kilometers north of Quebec.

The Ice Hotel is built in the early winter and disappears with the beautiful days.

Some choose this place to get married and spend their honeymoon. You have to be young!!


The legendary hotel Chateau Frontenac is probably



the most famous building in the city


Dufferin Terrace


Ferries shuttle between Quebec and Levis


The gate of Saint Louis and the ramparts


Treasury Street with its artists Painters



The Plains of Abraham

The grand alley


The Loews Hotel with its revolving restaurant                                         




Lower Town of Old Quebec


Montmorency Fall

chapel of the Ice Hotel

a bed of ice to get cold in the back