Thanksgiving Weekend: Hiking
Friday 11 October – Monday 14 October 2019
This Thanksgiving we’re heading back to the spectacular Charlevoix region in all its autumn glory. The rugged mountainous landscape features taiga and tundra vegetation and show-stopping viewpoints. There are two main hiking areas: Parc des Grands-Jardins (north and south sections) and the Parc des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie (a UNESCO biosphere reserve). In the St. Urbain region, the Sentier des Pointes /Sentier les Florents trail (part of the Sentier national) also offers additional hiking opportunities en route to or from Montreal. Or, one can simply spend a day exploring the bistros, restaurants, shops and many art galleries of historic, Baie St-Paul. There are also many other activities in the area, including river cruises and whale watching.
Accommodation: In La Malbaie, the Hotel Econo Lodge features twin beds in each room. The club will occupy the entire hotel. (www.choicehotels.ca/en/econo-lodge-la-malbaie-hotel).
Cost: $250 for members. Non-members must add their $25 membership fee.
Includes: 3 nights’ accommodation, 3 continental breakfasts, a welcoming party (BYOB) and a voucher for the Casino de Charlevoix. (The casino is walking distance from the hotel and the historic Manoir Richelieu hotel is located right next to the casino.)
Transportation: By carpool at a cost of $75 per passenger, paid to the driver at the start of the trip. Driving time is approximately 4.5 hours. (400+ km)
Transportation to trailheads: By carpool with a $3 per passenger fee (each way) paid to the driver at the start of the trip.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 28, 2019.