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special packages / regional attractions & activities

SPA • Aqua DÉtente
This spa distinguished itself by having won two prestigious awards: the first as the Entreprise de services au Gala du Mérite Économique 2007. And 2nd place at the Concours Spa Sélect, as the best day spa concept in Canada. A recognized team of highly professional care specialists in health, beauty and well-being will welcome you. Their African-inspired decor provides a warm atmosphere with a touch of exotic. In sunny weather, visitors are invited to their special garden side set up area for care and relaxation. A spa to behold! In addition, out of concern for the environment, Aqua-détente makes it a point to use only biodegradable, phosphate-free cleaning products made in Quebec.
Information : 450 743-9000 | Toll-free 1 877 743-9009 | www.aqua-detente.com

ALSIGANTEKU KAYAK ADVENTURE TOURS
Did you know that Alsiganteku was the original Abenakis Indian name for the Saint Francois River which means "river of shells and algae''. Today, Alsiganteku is also a tourism adventure company that offers you 9 different and guided itinerary of sea kayak on the magnificent Saint-François River and the world renowned biosphere reserve of Lake Saint-Pierre. An outdoor experience for all! *Award of the ''2010 Grand Prix du Tourisme'' category ''Adventure Tourism & Ecotourism''. Take a tour on our website for more info, photos & vidéos.
Information : 819 388-3838 / info@alsiganteku.com / www.alsiganteku.com

CroisiÈres-marsh exploration
Excursions in wetlands laid out by the Société d'aménagement de la baie Lavallière (Lavallière bay development organization). This is the largest developed marsh in eastern North America.
Information : 450 742-5716 | Toll-free 1 866 742-5716 | www.sablmaisondumarais.org

randonnÉe nature des îles de Sorel(nature cruise package offered by Auberge de la Rive - in French only)
The Nature Excursion in the Lac Saint-Pierre archipelago reveals a world that will fascinate you in more ways than one. Aboard our new 12 passenger guided tour boat, will have you discover the unsuspected wealth of fauna and flora so characteristic of the Lac Saint-Pierre Biosphere Reserve. You will also be able to contemplate the majestic landscapes in this unparalleled environment.
Information : 450 780-5740 | Toll-free 1 877 780-5740 | www.cipsorel.com

Les expéditions de canots rabaskas Sorel
The site of these islands, designated a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, provides sedate adventure lovers a golden opportunity to go canoeing in an exceptional natural paradise. Excursions can be taken from either the Lavallière or Saint-François bay. Navigate fairways accessible only by watercraft, at the sweet and easy pace of calm bay waters. You will savour the leisurely experience of its unique fauna and flora unmatched in all of Quebec; you might even get to watch migratory birds, ducks or wild geese from relatively close distance.
Information : 450 742-3080 | www.expedition-canot.com

Cruises in the sorel islands (nature cruise package offered by Auberge de la Rive - in French only)
Nothing lends itself better to visiting the Sorel Islands than taking a cruise. In fact, several places in this exceptional site are accessible only by watercraft. Come navigate among the 103 islands of the Lac Saint-Pierre archipelago, which UNESCO has designated a World Biosphere Reserve. Information : 450 743-7227 | Toll-free 1 800 361-6420 | www.croisieresilesdesorel.com

Marinas
Sorel nautical park | 450 742-9056 | www.marinasaurel.com
Federal nautical park | 450 743-2454 | www.marinaquebec.qc.ca
Bellerive park Marina | 450 785-2272 | www.campingmarinabellerive.com
Parks Canada – Saint-Ours Canal | 450 785-2212 | Toll-free 1 888 773-8888 | www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/qc/saintours

round-trip excursions
Le Survenant excursion / The Richelieu excursion / Le Campagnard excursion / Tour of downtown Sorel-Tracy
Information : 450 746-9441 | Toll-free 1 800 474-9441 www.tourismesoreltracyregion.qc.ca/html/francais/circuits

La réserve de la biosphèÈre du Lac-Saint-Pierre Biosphere Reserve
Since November 9, 2000, the Lac Saint-Pierre Biosphere Reserve is an integral part of UNESCO’s world biosphere reserve network. Through this recognition, the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization acknowledges and certifies this vast region as an example of sustainable development. The world biosphere reserve network comprises 391 such sites in 94 different countries. Each biosphere reserve fills three major functions recognized by UNESCO: the first function is one of conservation; the second one pertains to development; and the third one concerns logistic support, i.e., environmental studies. Biosphere Reserve are chosen based on their potential to conciliate biodiversity conservation and sustainable resource development.
Information : 450 783-6466 | www.biospherelac-st-pierre.qc.ca

festival de la gibelotte
Festival de la Gibelotte where renowned Québec artists perform. Local artists. Arts and crafts village. Children’s animation. Line dancing.
Information : 450 746-0283 | Toll-free 1 877 746-0283 | www.festivalgibelotte.qc.ca

Festival de la musique classique du Bas-Richelieu
This competition is open to music students aged 25 or less. Registration categories are as follows: solo piano, strings (classical guitar, violin, cello, viola and double bass), winds (French horn, trumpet, clarinet, recorder and transverse flute, bassoon, oboe, saxophone and trombone) and chamber music (duo, trio, quartet and quintet). Downtown Sorel-Tracy is pleased to welcome you in its delightful historical setting overflowing with music.
Information : 450 742-0018 | www.festivalclassiquebr.com

Biophare
The Sorel Biophare presents exhibitions that give special prominence to the various human and natural components of the Lower Richelieu and the Lac Saint-Pierre archipelago.
Information : 1 877 780-5740 | 450 780-5740 | www.biophare.com

saint-ours canal - A canadian national historical site
Let an island and its history win you over! The Saint-Ours Canal is an ideal site for relaxing, picnicking and outdoor activities. The impressive structures of the lock gates, the dam, the Vianney-Legendre fish-pass, and the superintendent’s house with its exhibit showing the canal’s evolution will please history lovers as well as hikers and strollers. The Saint-Ours seasonal tourist information office is found in the Saint-Ours Canal superintendent’s house. The passing through period stretches from May 14 to October 14. Entrance and usage fees are mandatory.
Information : 450 447-4888 | www.pc.gc.ca

Théâtre du Chenal-du-Moine (theatre package offered by Auberge de la Rive - in French only)
TCM is the first theatre that has entertained a half-million spectators in as little time since its opening.
Information : 450 743-8446 | Toll-free 1 877 224-3625 | www.tcm.qc.ca

continental golf Club (golf package offered by Auberge de la Rive)
This golf club offers two very differing 18-hole courses. The Richelieu course, stretching over 6,202 yards, is of a conventional style and shaped by Mother Nature, which typifies older courses. The Saint-Laurent course is of the championship type, 6,771 yards long, and provides four different levels of difficulty. Right from their first few swings, golfers will quickly notice to their enjoyment that nothing has been spared.
Open from April 25 to October 30.
Information : 450 743-2573 | Toll-free 1 800 684-1494 | www.golfcontinental.ca

horizon Gallery
This art gallery exhibits works by artists who entertain a very personal and original approach. Activities: About a hundred regular exhibitions over more than 15 years, also presentation of local summer exhibitions, and a boutique offering works of art and art objects.
Information : 450 730-0666 | www.centrart.qc.ca/horizon

Chalifoux dairy
The story of this dairy began in 1920 on a dairy farm near Sorel. An enterprising lady farmer, Alexandrina Chalifoux, found the time to sell villagers the surplus milk from her cattle. Les délices Riviera dairy counter; dairy products: cheese, cream, milk, ice cream.
Information : 450 743-4439 | Toll-free 1 800 363-0092 | www.laiteriechalifoux.com

 

 
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