The Snowshoer

Guided old-time snowshoe tours

SnowshoerPut on your caps, mittens, arrow-head sashes and snowshoes to accompany a 20th century snowshoer in the park, along the course mapped out by the Plains of Abraham’s sports history.

A member of the "snowshoeing enthusiasts" of the Traders'Union, Amédée Fournier (or his wife), will tell you about the local snowshoeing history, but also about various sports secrets along the park trails : the double Stanley Cup Triumph of the Quebec Bulldogs, the Quebec Skating Rink, among the first indoor skating rinks in Quebec City, the Quebec Skating Club which hosted several competitions (hockey tournament, ice skating competition and curling tournament, to name a few), ski jorring, which consists of hitching oneself to a horse or car and being dragged in the snow, and much more.

Let Amédée Fournier tell you about the leisure and sports activities of this “belle époque”. Here is a unique recreational outing that will thrill you with delight. Snowshoes, lantern, arrow sash and hot chocolate included.

"It was beyong our expectations. Very good guide and excellent path. It is worth doing it again!" - Marie-Ève G., Polycor, Quebec.

For a quick view of the Guided Tour The Snowshoer (video in French only):


The Snowshoer went a courtin' (Valentine's Day)

Learn about courtship rituals in the golden age of snowshoeing. A guided tour featuring fascinating and sometimes racy stories of our ancestors. In French only.

Traditionnal snowshoes, arrowed sashes and hot chocolate included.

2016-2017 schedule

The Snowshoer

In English

February 4 and 11, 2017, at 7 p.m.


In French

December 30 and 31, 2016, at 2 p.m.
January 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29, 2017, Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
February 5, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26, 2017, Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.


$17 / 10-64 years old. 
$15 / 65 years old and over.
Not recommanded for children under 9.
For the younger (6 to 9 years old), try the Snowshoer Family Outing during the school break!

Groups of 10 or more can book at any time during the season and enjoy the fare of $15.50/person. 

Special offer during the Carnaval de Québec, from January 27 to February 12, 2017.


The Snowshoer went a courtin' (in French)

Valentine's Day: February 14, 2017, at 7 p.m.

$17 / 13-64 years old.
$15 / 65 years old and over.
Not recommanded for children under 12.



Reservations required, places limited.

418-649-6157 or 1-855-649-6157