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Cultural treasures along the Chemin du Roy

By David C, April 18 2024

Gracing the shores of the majestic St. Lawrence River, the Chemin du Roy (“King’s Road”) is the very first roadway in North America and one of Quebec’s most emblematic tourist routes. In the Portneuf region, the route winds along 76 kilometres through five municipalities, including some of the most ...

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Simply art and culture

By David C, April 18 2024

Whether you’re cycling, driving, out on the water or wearing your hiking boots, Portneuf is bursting with treasures. Ancestral homes, religious heritage, public art, pop-up exhibitions, ruins or installations that bear witness to the region’s industrial past—you need only open your eyes to discover ...

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Explore Portneuf through its museums

By David C, April 18 2024

Travelling through the region of Portneuf is, of course, synonymous with marvelling at the beauty of the land, the St. Lawrence, the mountains and the fertile soil. It’s also about stepping back in time as you pass by mills, churches and ancestral homes. During the summer season, you can visit these...

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Cultural events this summer

By David C, April 15 2024

In Portneuf, we are dynamic, creative and forward-looking, and we love showing what we’re made of. Our region is proud and our craftspeople, artists, entrepreneurs and businesses work synergistically to develop an unrivalled array of cultural activities. This summer, a host of festivals, symposia, e...

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10 top hiking spots in Portneuf

By David C, March 27 2024

Whether you fancy an expedition for a few days in the local mountains, taking a stroll along the banks of a majestic river or exploring the wetland and shores of the St. Lawrence, the hiking possibilities in Portneuf are endless. With hundreds of kilometres of trails for all levels and tastes, you a...

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Unbeatable springtime: hiking, wildlife observation and the great outdoors

By David C, March 13 2024

From the melting of the ice on the St. Lawrence to the blossoming of the first flowers, springtime and the return of sunny days are full of promise. Put your snowshoes away and put on your hiking boots, because in Portneuf, you can enjoy the great outdoors all year round! Here are just a few things ...

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Cozy springtime getaways

By David C, March 12 2024

Imagine a beautiful, bright spring day when you can at last feel the sun’s warmth on your face, take in the fresh air and relax in the outdoors. After a spring hike, a visit to the sugar shack or an afternoon reading a good book in peace by a fire, there’s nothing better than treating yourself to so...

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On the greens of Portneuf this fall

By David C, September 14 2023

The golf season continues, and the autumn days will bring with them their flamboyant colors to enhance your courses. Want to try for an eagle, improve your handicap or simply enjoy the nineteenth hole? The Portneuf region's three golf clubs welcome you until the end of October.. Le Grand Portneuf G...

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Ready to ride? 10 good reasons to take direction of the Jacques-Cartier/Portneuf cycling path this summer!

By David C, June 3 2023

More and more people are hitting the road on their bikes. We get it—cycling is accessible and easy to do as a family, and it takes people places they couldn’t necessarily go by car. And, of course, it’s good for you. The Jacques-Cartier and Portneuf regions are already a mountain biker’s paradise wi...

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7 must-try cycling trails in Portneuf

By David C, May 26 2023

From the St. Lawrence River to farmland to the Laurentian Mountains, Portneuf’s unique landscapes never fail to inspire. Whether you are looking for mountain biking excitement, long distances on the open road or pleasant rides on scenic trails, your wheels will not be derailed here in Portneuf! Here...

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La commission brassicole

By Chloé St-Hilaire, April 6 2022

Once in a while, you come across a village that is so beautiful and inspiring that you are left enchanted and in awe. Saint-Casimir is one of those off-the-beaten-track secrets that is slowly being discovered, where people rush to spend the weekend and then dream of settling down! This charming vill...

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Fall Blog

By Stéphane Lépine, October 19 2021

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus For a few weeks now, Portneuf’s forests have flaunted their most splendid colours, reminding us—fortunately for some; unfortunately for others—that winter is just around the corner! But let’s not rush into things. Let’s take a...

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Paddle Your Way to a World of Discoveries with Õ Pagaie

By Chloé St-Hilaire, August 13 2021

The region of Portneuf is known for its thriving agritourism culture and its many natural landscapes. Once a region that visitors flashed through on their drive between Quebec City and Trois-Rivières, Portneuf is increasingly making its mark as a hub for gourmet and recreational activities. With th...

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Reversals: The Must Summer Event for Art and Culture Lovers!

By Dominique Roy, August 13 2021

Every other year, the organizers of the Biennale internationale du lin de Portneuf (BILP) put on a multidisciplinary artistic event of international scope. For the ninth edition, curators Adrien Landry, Donald Vézina and Dominique Roy invite you to discover mostly original artworks on display in var...

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For an awesome visit, choose a youth hostel

By Auberge de l’Ouest, August 3 2021

Right off the bat, let’s talk about travelling! Travelling is all about pushing one’s limits, awe, the change of scenery and exploring the unknown. It’s that morning when you wake up and you have no idea what’s ahead of you, and you can’t wait for the adventure to begin. It means enjoying not only a...

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The Voies du Sacré: Where religious heritage rhymes with an unexpected journey

By Éliane Trottier, July 22 2021

In the centres of all our villages, we find the same constant, so typical of the Quebec landscape: the church. Today, as in the past, the church bears witness to the presence of a local community, to the deep-rootedness and vitality of its people. Hidden inside is a world that might surprise you, wh...

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Podcast tours of Portneuf’s shoreline: The St. Lawrence, the lifeline of our historic villages

By Éliane Trottier, July 20 2021

Imagine you are visiting a new village. What better way to discover it than being there are hearing about its history, its character, and what life was like in years gone by? Well that is exactly what Du cœur au fleuve : les balados du littoral portneuvois is all about! All born of the St. Lawrence ...

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Eight (8) not-to-be-missed gourmet stops to discover the flavours of Portneuf this summer

By Papilles Développement, July 1 2021

In collaboration with Papilles développement As part of the first edition of La Virée Enracinée, running from June 23 through September 19, 2021, eight (8) restaurants and businesses in Portneuf have added special dishes with regional flavours to their menus, featuring some twenty local producers. ...

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Deschambault Public Market : discover the savoury richness of our region

By Marché public de Deschambault, June 24 2021

The Deschambault public market is nicely tucked in midway between Trois-Rivières and Quebec City, along a section of the Chemin du Roy running through the charming county of Portneuf. Nestled under the tall trees adorning rue de l’Église, the market is held every Saturday morning and offers high-qua...

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10 great reasons to go for a bike ride on Vélopiste Jacques-Cartier/Portneuf this summer!

By Marilyn Préfontaine, June 3 2021

Nowadays, cycling is more popular than ever. It’s not hard to understand why: it’s an accessible sport, easy to do with the family, and it allows you to explore places that are impossible to get to by car. And no need to mention the health benefits! The forest trails of La Jacques-Cartier RCM are ...

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The Chemin du Roy and its family

By Audrey Arseneault, May 23 2021

Looking for a fun and memorable outing with your family? Come and take a leisurely drive down the Chemin du Roy (Route 138) in Portneuf, only some 30 minutes from Quebec City. Starting point: Neuville, where several activities await you. I will introduce you to a few of them in the area. The first s...

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Welcome to Portneuf!

By Stéphane Lépine, May 17 2021

Welcome to this new blog on the region of Portneuf. You read it right—it’s a first! The region is finally coming out of the shadows to reveal itself to the world. Well, I’m exaggerating a bit. It’s just that Portneuf is often said to be a secret natural treasure begging to be discovered. But the wor...

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Public access to the St. Lawrence River in Portneuf

By Stéphanie Poiré, May 16 2021

Discover the St. Lawrence through its many public access points We are really lucky in Portneuf! Without overdoing it, I can tell you that, with its nearly 70 km of shoreline in our territory, the St. Lawrence certainly makes its presence felt here. Since we are blessed by this natural wonder, we tr...

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The Tourism of Tomorrow

By Marc Gagné, April 21 2021

The Tourism of Tomorrow For more than a year now, we have been facing a pandemic that has heavily impacted the tourism industry, contrasting with the strong growth observed over the previous ten (10) years. According to the World Tourism Organization, international tourist arrivals in January 2021 d...

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