Wellness and nature activities for your event in Québec City
Whether you’re hosting an incentive program or a conference that is welcoming thousands of delegates, incorporating wellness and nature activities in the event program is the perfect opportunity to give your event a boost—and keep people engaged.
Québec City spas
Are your attendees in need of some R&R? Québec City has got them covered to recharge. Many hotels, including the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Auberge Sainte-Antoine, Château Mont Sainte-Anne and the Bonne Entente have full-service spas, to be enjoyed for a few hours or a for a full-day of pampering.
The city is renowned for its Nordic spas. For the uninitiated, spa-goers take part in an indoor/outdoor circuit that alternates between hot and cold. Visitors first sweat it out in a sauna or aromatic steam bath. Then, they plunge into an ice cold pool or creek to get their circulation flowing. This balance between warmth and chills is interspersed with relaxation periods. Nordic spas are undoubtedly the perfect pick-me-ups for weary event attendees. And remember, while Nordic spas are open all year-long, nothing beats a dip in a hot tub in the middle of winter! Strom Spa Nordique is a Nordic spa located near Old Québec and on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. There are a myriad of Nordic spas located in the surrounding suburbs of Québec City.
Outdoor adventures in Québec City
Québec City’s nature, in all of its splendour, is another way to revitalize delegates with some outdoor recreation. Each season holds its very own surprising experience. Québec City’s surrounding region has many parks and wildlife reserves where outfitters offer a myriad of options to introduce event-goers to new sports that are very popular in Québec.
Visiting in the summer? Do your event attendees love adrenaline rushes? Canyon rappelling, via ferrata (a protected mountain climbing route), mountain climbing and biking guarantee a thrilling adventure. Certain venues even organize canoeing and river fishing.
Holding an event in wintertime in Québec City affords its own set of surprises for attendees. Several off-site venues are situated close to Mont Sainte-Anne, where alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and snowboarding reign supreme. A number of outfitters in the Québec City area specialize in winter sports that delegates may have never tried before. Imagine dogsledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing or skating in an unspoilt wonderland, where people can stop for a moment—with the only sound they can hear is the crunch of the snow and their hearts thumping with sheer excitement.
Heritage and spiritual sites
Did you know that Québec City features many heritage and spiritual sites that are centred around wellness? Two venues in particular have become extremely popular over the past few years as they meld history, culture and wellness.
Le Monastère des Augustines is a recently renovated Augustinian monastery that provides a relaxing atmosphere for attendees. An original concept, Le Monastère des Augustines is a haven filled with daily wellness activities as well as comprehensive wellness programs that nourish both the body and soul. Speaking of nourishment: its restaurant serves healthy and varied menus that are based on conscious eating approaches. An off-site at this award-winning heritage site will leave attendees completely transformed.
The Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations is a Huron-Wendat heritage site that offers a unique perspective into the history, culture and traditions of this First Nations. Tailor-made activities can be organized with the help of members of the local community members; event-goers can learn about the Huron-Wendat’s deep connection with the nature as well as their fellow neighbours, regardless of their culture or religion.
Nestled in a spectacular natural surroundings, the venue is a hotel, museum and event centre rolled into one. Delegates will discover a complete cultural experience that is second to none.
When it comes to a feel good destination, nothing beats the relaxed vibe of Québec City. Let local experts point you in the right direction to explore wellness and nature activities that will allow attendees to reset and recharge their batteries.
Activities to Explore
Québec City leads the way in rejuvenating and healthy activities. Located in downtown Québec City or just minutes away, these experiences will help you easily plan an event that your group will not soon forget.