Quebec City's Tours on the Trans-Canada Highway

There area a number of informative tours in the Quebec City area, some of which have some pretty neat samples, as part of the tour.

Albert Gilles Copper Art & Museum
7450, boulevard Sainte-Anne
Château-Richer, QC G0A 1N0
(418) 824-4224, Fax: (418) 824-4225
Discover the ancestral art of copper embossing through the works of master craftsman Albert Gilles. A family tradition, exclusively found in our boutique. Exhibits in two themed museums: "From copper ore to copper art", and "Christorama". Open year round. Free admission, open daily. From May to October, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from November to April.

Aventure Leclerc (Leclerc Biscuit Factory)
91, rue de Rotterdam
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC G3A 1T1
(418) 878-1000 Fax: (418) 878-4051 Toll free: 1 888 878-1400
The only agrifood activity of its kind in Canada! Biscuits Leclerc has been serving up baked goods since the beginning of the century, much to the delight of cookie aficionados both young and old. Discover the complex processes associated with making cookies, bars and cereal. The learning centre will introduce you the origin of cookies, the history of the nearly 100-year-old company, technological challenges and the future of the food industry. 3D multimedia show (virtual tour of the plants). Audioguides are available for individual visitors or small groups (19 or less). Guided tour for groups of 20 or more upon reservations only. Schedule: June 1 to Labour Day, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Labour Day to October 31 and early March to June 1, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed from November to February. Open year-round to groups.

Domaine de la source à Marguerite (pick-your-own fruit farm
3788, chemin Royal
Sainte-Famille, QC G0A 3P0
(418) 952-6277, Fax: (418) 829-0830
Magnificent orchard of 4,000 apple trees (34 varieties) and other fruit trees located along the St. Lawrence River with a breathtaking view of the Laurentian mountains. Available at our old-fashioned fruit stand: hard ciders, ciders, apples, apple juice, berries, jams, maple syrup products. U-pick apples, picnic tables, family and country-style atmosphere. Groups welcome.

Érablière le Chemin du Roy (Maple farm)
237, chemin du Lac
C. P. 112
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC G3A 1V9
(418) 878-5085, Fax: (418) 878-2549 Toll free: 1 877 876-5085
The only maple farm in Québec City able to accommodate individuals and groups for all types of events (family get-togethers, business outings and tour groups). Choose from a traditional Québécois meal as served during maple sugar time or a more refined menu with dishes featuring local products. Guided tour of an old-fashioned sugar shack. Traditional musical entertainment. Maple toffee poured on snow to cool available year-round. Magnificent natural site in the middle of the great outdoors. Presentation on the history of maple farms throughout the years. Maple products for sale onsite.

Érablière Sucre d'art (Maple sugar shack)
Érablière Sucre d'art
8516, avenue Royale
Château-Richer, QC G0A 1N0
(418) 824-5626, Fax: (418) 824-5626
Visit our traditional sugar shack. Discover the traditional way of making maple products. Specialities: organic certified maple syrup, unique and original gift wrapping, corporate gifts, conventions.

La Barberie, micro-brewery
310, rue Saint-Roch
Québec, QC G1K 6S2
(418) 522-4373, Fax: (418) 522-5283
La Barberie is a microbrewery producing high-end beers, customizing their beer recipes for each of their client establishments (bars, restaurants and cafés). It is also possible to sample La Barberie wares onsite in the small beer-tasting lounge located next to the brewery. Open daily from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m. Terrace open when weather permits.

La Caserne du lin (Linen Factory)
280, Pettigrew
Saint-Léonard-de-Portneuf, QC G0A 4A0
(418) 337-1498, Fax: (418) 337-6742
Learn all about the operations involved in linen crafting, from flax to home-made cloth. Retting, flailing, winnowing, and braking demonstrations given by a warm, dedicated team of linen enthusiasts. Discover our small-scale production of tablecloths, place mats, towels, dish cloths, scarves, shawls, hats, vests, shirts, handmade linen paper, etc. A permanent exhibition entitled "Mains et Maintes Fois" is also presented.

Les Fromages Saputo - Usine Saint-Raymond (Saputo Cheese Factory)
71, avenue Saint-Jacques
Saint-Raymond, QC G3L 3X9
(418) 337-4287, Fax: (418) 337-8288 Toll free: 1 800 463-3846
Come discover the fascinating world of cheese in our specialized boutique.You will find gift ideas, bread and lots and lots of cheese. We offer you the possibility to see a video on the various steps in the fabrication of cheese. Ask our advisors about the different ways of preparing, serving, eating and preserving cheese. Schedule: Monday to Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Welcome to everybody!

Les Sept Chutes Site d'interprétation et de plein air (Seven Falls Hydropower Plant)
4520, avenue Royale
Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges, QC G0A 3R0
(418) 826-3139, Fax: (418) 826-1630 Toll free: 1 877 724-8837
Discover a spectacular nature site on easily accessible walking trails (0.5 to 5 km). To see: a tumultuous river, several lookout points, and historic village including a hydroelectric power plant built at the beginning of the XXth century. Open from May 15th

L'Inox - Maîtres-Brasseurs (L'Inox Brewery)
37, Quai Saint-André
Québec, QC G1K 8T3
(418) 692-2877, Fax: (418) 692-5347
It has already been twelve years since Inox began reviving Québec's brewing tradition, which goes back to the early 17th century. Just select a beer, raise your glass and... savour the product of this traditional labour.

Musée de l'abeille - Honey Economuseum
8862, boulevard Sainte-Anne
Château-Richer, QC G0A 1N0
(418) 824-4411, Fax: (418) 824-4422 Toll free: 1 877 499-4411
Insects are by far the most numerous members of the animal kingdom: more than a million species of those "six-footed critters" exist throughout the world. Here's your chance to become acquainted with an outstanding representative of its class, while sweetening your visit with a taste of honey. The Musée de l'Abeille is an "Economuseum" devoted to explaining the life and work of honeybees. Here, visitors may observe the movements of bees in their glass-encased hives or watch a beekeeper in the Bee-Safari. The boutique offers you hive's products and our famous pastries and cake. Join us to taste our honey wine... Facinating for all the family.

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Blue = Trans-Canada Route| Green = bicycle friendly scenic route | red = downtown detour from TCH