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FOREST & MAPLE SYRUP : PLAINS OF ABRAHAM

nature walk

FOREST & MAPLE SYRUP : PLAINS OF ABRAHAM

54 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 20 people
Includes
Equipment, Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English, French
nature walk

FOREST & MAPLE SYRUP : PLAINS OF ABRAHAM

nature walk

FOREST & MAPLE SYRUP : PLAINS OF ABRAHAM

54 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 20 people
Includes
Equipment, Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English, French

What you'll do

We meet on the Plains of Abraham, an historic and beautiful place. Here's the plan : 1) Quick Warm-up & Introduction to Quebec city's History 2) Snowshoe Setup (during winter season) 3) Excursion in the Forest Trails The locals know about this : there are amazing forest trails on the Plains of Abraham, overlooking the St-Lawrence river. I will guide you to the exact place where 4500 british soldiers climbed, one night of september 1759, in order to win the famous Battle of the Plains of Abraham. We'll cover the history of the battle in detail, and I'll show you amazing spots in the forest (good pictures). 3) Native American History & Herbal Medicine We'll cover the Native American history of Quebec in detail. The Iroquois tribe had a good knowledge of herbal medicine. We'll harvest and use 3 medicinal plants during the excursion. 4) Maple Syrup, Snack, Tea and Quick Yoga Session At the end of the excursion, we'll go to a beautiful shelter in the middle of nature. I'll show you how we traditionally cook and eat maple syrup at the sugar shack. It's called " tire d'érable ", usually translated as maple taffy. We'll also have some tea and a healthy snack (fresh fruits, organic nuts). Finally, I'll guide you through a 2-minutes easy yoga session for beginners, just for fun. *NOTE* Early bird discount of 20% for bookings made 2 weeks in advance or more.

Your host

Philippe

Philippe

I was born and raised in Quebec city. I'm a yoga teacher, personal trainer, and medical student. The Plains of Abraham are my playground : I've been snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and playing hockey there for more than 15 years. It will be my pleasure guide you through the forest trails, and share the history of the place with you! This experience runs every season of the year : In the fall season (september to december), we hike though the colors of the autumn leaves : simply gorgeous. In the winter season (december to march), this is a snowshoe excursion (snowshoe rental included). Don't worry if you have never done snowshoe before, I'll teach you. It's not hard, and it's a lot of fun. For more references, here is the other experience I host : OLD TOWN WALKING TOUR airbnb.ca/experiences/824973

What's included

Food
Maple Syrup Tasting, Fresh Fruits
Drinks
Organic Tea (Black, Green, Mint or Ginger)
Equipment
Snowshoes Rental (in the winter season : December to March) 10-page Document : Summary of Quebec City's History

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Where you'll be

1) General James Wolfe Monument The exact place where general Wolfe died during the battle of 1759! Our meeting point for warm-up & introduction to Quebec city's history. 2) Forest Trails of the Plains of Abraham The locals know about these trails : they are amazing. 3) Panorama Spot Nice spot in the forest, with a great view of the St-Lawrence river (good pictures). 4) Kiosque Edwin-Bélanger Nice shelter in the middle of nature.

Availability

Save 20% when you book 2 weeks in advance. 

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 20 guests aged 12 and up can attend.

More tips

In terms of physical intensity, this is a light-moderate workout! We are going through some uphill & downhill parts. The total walking time is about 75 minutes!
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FOREST & MAPLE SYRUP : PLAINS OF ABRAHAM
54 reviews
Previous price:£36 £29 / person
54 reviews
Previous price:£36 £29 / person