The past year has restricted us from traveling but has allowed us to discover our beautiful regions and all the tourist attractions they offer. In addition, Vanlife and roadtrips have become a passion for many of you. This is the case of Marie-Claude and Mikaël from Van Trotter Canada, who started designing and renting Vans built for an easy travel (and very stylish!).

          

A product is familiar to you? You have the eye! The contractors have installed our 8021-pine shiplap panelling, also available in MDF, to leave no one indifferent to their Van. The result is beautiful, isn’t it? When they shared their realization, the couple of Van Trotter Canada made us want to embark on the frenzy of Vanlife and discovery.

That’s why Interbois, in partnership with Van Trotter Canada, invites you to take a road trip in Beauce, whether it’s in Van or with your family. We are happy to present you the favorite activities of our team!

VANLIFE ROADTRIP


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Day 1

Start your road trip by stretching out your legs on the trails of Parc des Sept-chutes in St-Georges. These trails extend for 8 kilometres and offer views on 7 falls. For bicycle lovers, we recommend the Jarrets noirs Trail which, with its 25 asphalted kilometres, runs along the Chaudière River between Saint-Georges and Beauceville.

For dinner, we suggest a meal at the restaurant Père Nature which is committed to highlighting the quality and freshness of food by small gourmet dishes. For dessert, treat yourself with a soft raspberry ice cream, a favorite of the Interbois team.

Then head to the NRJ Nordic Spa in St-Alfred to relax all your muscles in the warmth of the Spas and saunas. Enjoy the incredible view that the spa offers on Lake Sartigan. The free Neurospa experience is sure to relax you. Do not forget to benefit from the experience of halotherapy, by means of a pink salt cave of the Himalayas.

                    
Photo credit of the spa: https://www.nrjspanordique.com/album.php?album_id=7
Crédit photo Père nature:  https://mapio.net/pic/p-6896823/

Let yourself be spoiled by the exceptional service of the Rock Café de St-Georges. Your taste buds will surely thank you.

For the night, you can download mobile apps like Park4 nights (for Apple and Android), Free Campsites (Android), i Overlanders (Apple, Android), or RV parks (Apple, Android to find places to park.

If you prefer to sleep in a campsite, head to Camping la Roche-d’Or in Notre-Dame-des pins. Its location along the Gilbert River and its extraordinary landscapes makes the Roche d’Or the ideal place for a camping trip. On site you will also have access to many activities such as the giant heated pool, miniature golf, table tennis, poolroom etc.

 

Day 2

Start the day on the Aerial Adventure Tours of Village Aventuria in St-Jules Village a must-see for outdoor enthusiasts! You can enjoy the whole of its lively park, its aerial trails, and its Tyrolean.

*Please note that booking is mandatory online via the ticket office.

For dinner, the Bleuetière Goulet will surely satisfy you with one of its delicious pizzas. While you’re at it, try blueberry gin, it’s a favorite of the Interbois team!

It is with a full stomach that you continue your discovery of Beauce at the Marius Barbeau Museum of Saint-Joseph. We suggest the activity: Myths as realities that will let you in on different facets of the Beauceron people and the region.

After a busy day, you will be happy to go to Camping St-Joseph-de-Beauce to rest before the las day of activities.

                    

Photo credit of the gin: https://chaudiereappalaches.com/fr/top-idees/article/distilleries-decouvrir-en-chaudiere-appalaches/
Photo credit of Village Aventuria : https://www.tresca.ca/blogue-tresca-articles/une-offre-touristique-au-service-de-la-communaute

Day 3

After a good night’s rest, start your last day at la Base Plein Air de la Chaudière of Vallée Jonction. You can rent paddle boards for a short getaway on the Chaudière River. Take the opportunity to make a stop on Jean-Marie Rousseau Street and let yourself be charmed by the magnificent view of the Chaudière River.

                   

Continue your day at the Miller Zoo in Frampton, which you probably know from the show Un zoo pas comme les autres. You will be able to observe several local species, but also endangered exotic species thanks to their conservation program.

By the time you arrive, you’ll probably already be hungry. Stop at the food truck le Jarret Noir to taste one of their many choices of burgers or poutines and if you feel greedy, maybe a small churro for dessert?

Also discover the new 2021: The Miller Wilderness Reserve. A large, wooded section with walking trails offering views of several North American species.

Then, at the end of the day, go to Frampton Brasse for a small happy hour! You can enjoy one of the 17 beers brewed and bottled right at the farm.

* Note that you must pay in cash.

After 5:30 pm, head to Le Resto-bar de la Cache where you will find a mouth-watering gourmet menu.

*Don’t forget to book a table.

Have a safe ride home!

FAMILY ROADTRIP


Download the map here!

Day 1

Start your family getaway at the Miller Zoo in Frampton, which you probably know from the show Un zoo pas comme les autres. You will be able to observe several local species, but also endangered exotic species thanks to their conservation program.

During the day, stop by the Jarret Noir food truck to taste one of their many choices of burgers or poutines.

Also discover the new 2021: The Miller Wilderness Reserve. A large, wooded section with walking trails offering views of several North American species.

For supper, head to the Bleuetière Marland in Sainte-Marie for a Neapolitan-style pizza with wood-fired cooking or an excellent soft cream. On site, children will have fun with the mini farm and playground. If it’s the season, don’t forget to go pick your blueberries!

                    

After a busy day, we suggest you rent a warm cottage at La cache à Maxime. Choose a cottage with a spa where you can relax. It is the perfect small cozy nest that will allow you to take time with your loved one, once the children are asleep.

 

Day 2

A second beautiful day in the open air is planned at the Domaine du Radar de Saint-Sylvestre. Start with the herb path: Radar Face. This course is about 5 km long and is suitable for young kids and adults.

As a result of this physical effort, you will certainly want to have a snack. The Casse-croute de la plage will be the perfect place to satisfy your stomach. You can then cool off at the beach or in the water games.

To end the day, back at the cottage de la Cache in Maxime, enjoy a fondu supper served directly at your cottage. You can then end the day at the hotel’s swimming pool with a family swim.

                    
Photo credit of the Domaine Radar: https://www.domaineduradar.com/plage-estivale/
Photo credit of the cottage: :https//lacacheamaxime.com/services/hebergement/chalets/

Day 3

For your last day, continue your discovery of Beauce at Scott’s Woodooliparc . The parc offers several possibilities in terms of activities. There is certainly one for all ages and all tastes!

                    

Photo credits: https://chaudiereappalaches.com/en/travel-quebec/la-beauce/scott/vol-315-l-ere-des-dinosaures-woodooliparc/theme-parks/

Vol 315, which is undoubtedly the favorite of Interbois families, allows you to enter the era of dinosaurs. The course will surely charm young and old with its majestic dinosaurs including some robotised. On site, you can also play the role of a paleontologist and dig up dinosaur bones. The course also offers other activities such as shows, Tyrolean etc. You can dine on the spot at the gourmet stop.

*Note that advance booking is required to access the parc.

Before leaving the beautiful region of Beauce, treat yourself with a sweet snack at Blanc Vanille de Sainte-Marie.

 

The Interbois team wishes you an amazing summer and many new adventures!