Abbaye Val-Notre-Dame : Patrimoine religieux et sérénité
Photo credit: Val Notre-Dame Abbey

Fill up on nature and serenity

Enjoying a rejuvenating walk in the forest, a stroll by the sea or a breath of fresh mountain air is like a balm for the spirit. Quebec offers a host of possibilities for an inspiring journey, full of sublime scenery and heartwarming encounters. Whether you want to plan a trip, a pilgrimage or a short hike, check out these suggestions of six destinations to commune with nature by Divine Quebec.

01 Discover the experience

Discover the experience

Book an inspiring trip with Spiritours
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Specialized in the organization of trips that heal the soul, Spiritours offers trips to Quebec every year. This year you can discover the Gaspé Peninsula or the Magdalen Islands. Choose the package that suits you best and get ready for a trip that will take you to admire Forillon National Park in all its splendour or to walk part of the magnificent Sentiers Entre Vents et Marées, a 230-kilometre trail system that could be described as the islands’ pilgrim way.

Experience a moment of spirituality at the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine
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Twenty minutes from Québec City stands the oldest pilgrimage site in North America: the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine. On the hill, in the quiet and cool atmosphere of a majestic maple forest, is the Way of the Cross, where 14 stations evoke different moments of the Passion of Jesus. This place is ideal for meditation, either outside or inside the magnificent basilica that recounts the extraordinary story of Saint Anne.

Refocus at the Our Lady of Lourdes Sanctuary of Rigaud
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A pilgrimage site located on a hillside in the Montérégie region, the Our Lady of Lourdes Sanctuary of Rigaud is surrounded by a panorama of rare beauty. From the end of May to October, you can take the opportunity to attend mass outside, under the trees, and to have a picnic in a superb environment. From the small historic chapel, the view of the city of Rigaud, the Ottawa River and the surrounding area is breathtaking.

Connect with nature by staying at Manoir D'Youville
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On the shores of the Châteauguay River and Lake Saint-Louis, in the Montérégie region, Manoir D’Youville is an exceptional resort where you can recharge your batteries in a peaceful environment. The manor welcomes you on Saint-Bernard Island, where trails lead into the heart of the Marguerite-D’Youville wildlife shelter. The footbridges, docks and other lookout points will delight visitors who love nature, birdwatching and photography!

Find a peaceful atmosphere at the Ermitage Saint-Antoine
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A friendly welcome and spectacular nature: two things that define this unique and modern spiritual oasis located in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region has in store for you. Ermitage Saint-Antoine charms young and old alike with its impressive observation tower from which you can admire the starry sky or the sunrise. Le Flâneur (the stroller) is a trail on site that is easy to access and free of charge. It’s a must to appreciate the beauty of the surrounding landscape!

Experience peace and quiet at the Val Notre-Dame Abbey
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Nestled at the foot of the Montagne Coupée in Lanaudière and overlooking the L’Assomption River, the Val Notre-Dame Abbey is home to several trails sprawling through the forest, country and mountain, offering divine views of the Lanaudière countryside. Whether you want to walk with your family, your friends or your canine companion, these trails are open free of charge from mid-April until the first snowfall. Discovery activities and gourmet hikes are also offered for great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors!