Field Excursions


1. La Belle Province :
Toponymic fieldtrip in the vicinity of Québec City

Organizer

Yaïves Ferland, Canadian Society for the Study of Names

Place or route

Beginning in Québec (Belvédère, Bellevue, Belmont), we cross to the South Shore going to the Beaurivage River, then to Beaumont in Bellechasse, then back to the North Shore to Mont Bélair, Beauport and Beaupré, finishing the day on the Isle d'Orléans

Duration : 1 day

Capacity : To be determined

Cost : To be determined

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2. Québec and the military :
from “Gibraltar of America” to “Summit of Americas”

Organizer

Yaïves Ferland, Int’al Conference on Military Geology and Geography (2007)

Place or route

Starting from Parliament Hill we will visit the Citadel and the Plains of Abraham in Old Quebec. We then go to the Parc des Braves in Montcalm before visiting the former parishes of Saint-Malo and Notre-Dame-de-la-Pitié. We then continue along the St. Charles River, stopping in the Saint-Roch and Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighborhoods as well as Old-Limoilou. We end at the Palais and the Place Royale. Return via the Ecolobus, line 21.

Duration : Half-day (Approximately six hours, 11 km walking including several climbs and descents of stairways)

Capacity : To be determined

CostTo be determined

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3. Wendake : Tourist destination and living environment

Organizer

Caroline Desbiens, Université Laval

Place or route

Wendake - morning walk in the streets (church, residential areas, commercial core, Kabir Kouba Falls) followed at noon by traditional Amerindian meals in a local restaurant.  Afternoon: First Nations Hotel-Museum - guided tour of the museum and the longhouse, followed by a closing ceremony.

Duration : 1 day

Capacity : To be determined

CostTo be determined

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4. Local products and organic production in the Québec City area

Organizer

Nathalie Gravel, Université Laval

Place or route

Neuville, Côte-de-Beaupré, Ile d’Orléans, Saint-Vallier

Duration : 1 day

Capacity : to be determined

Cost : to be determined

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5. A walking tour through the Old Quebec :
history, architecture and heritage

Organizer

Étienne Berthold, Université Laval

Place or route

Historic district of Québec City

Duration : Half-day

Capacity : To be determined

CostTo be determined

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6. The Forêt Montmorency : A close encounter with Quebec’s boreal forest

Organizers

Luc Bouthillier and Louis Bélanger
Université Laval

Place or route

Forêt Montmorency

Duration : 1 day

Capacity : To be determined

Cost To be determined

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7. A diversity of peatland landscapes :
extraction, restoration and conservation

This tour offers the chance to visit a variety of peatland landscapes, from active peatland extraction sites, to restored sites, to non-disturbed natural sites. 

Organizers
Peatland Ecology Research Group (GRET), Université Laval

Place or route
AM : Grande Plée Bleue

PM : Saint-Henri Peatland (Premier Tech Horticulture), Lévis (Pintendre sector)

Duration : 1 day

Capacity : To be determined

Cost : To be determined

Note : Don't forget your bug spray!

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8. Making Landscape Heritage at Cartier-Roberval : The Historical Geography of one of North America's Oldest Colonial Sites

Organizer
Marie-Claude Dionne

Place or route
Cartier-Roberval Park and Archaeological Site
(Cap-Rouge)
4075 Chemin St-Louis, Quebec

Duration : Half Day

Capacity : To be determined

Cost : To be determined

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9. Bicycle Trip along the St. Lawrence

Organizers
Antoine Boisson and Guy Dorval (Université Laval)

Place or route
This 30 km bicycle excursion follows a scenic bike path from the Old Port of Quebec to the half-way point at the Quebec City Bridge. There, we cross from the North to the South Shore of the St. Lawrence, following the path to the ferry terminal connecting the ports of Lévis and Quebec City.

Duration : Half-day (6 hours)

Capacity : 25 persons

Cost : To be determined

Note : For this trip, you must be prepared to bicycle 30 km over a six-hour period. A rented bike and helmet, lunch, and refreshments are included in the price of the trip.

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10. Canada’s Interior Sea :
Ascent of the St. Lawrence River by Sail

Organizer
Marie-Pierre Guy-Dorion (Université Laval)

Places visited *
Embarkation in Quebec City by autocar for the village of Tadoussac. Ports of call in Port-au-Persil, Saint-Irénée, Islet-sur-mer, the Estuary National Wildlife Area, Île aux Coudres, Isle-aux -Grues, Grosse-Île-and-the-Irish Memorial National Historic Site and the Île d'Orélans. Final destination Quebec City.
* May vary depending on wind and weather conditions.

Duration : 3 days

Capacity : 20 people

Cost : To be determined

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12. Discover Maritme Quebec :
An Exceptional Milieu of Nature and Culture

Organizers
Matthew Hatvany, Université Laval
Donald Cayer, Université Laval
Philippe Valette, Université de Toulouse

Place or route
Excursion on the North and South Shores of the St. Lawrence Estuary between Quebec, St. Joseph-de-la-Rive, Tadoussac, Les Escoumins, Trois-Pistoles, Kamouraska, and Montmagny.

Duration : 4 days

Capacity : To be determined

Cost : To be determined

Note : Don't forget your camera !

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13. Northern region dynamics : natural and cultural aspects

Organizers
Najat Bhiry, Caroline Desbiens and other researchers (Université Laval)

Place or route
Cree and Inuit community in Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik

Duration : 5 days

Capacity : To be determined

Cost : To be determined

Note : Don't forget your camera and your bug spray !

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