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Adventures, animals, and appetite

You want to spoil your kids? We mean REALLY spoil them? Well you just have to spend a holiday in Montebello! Come on a canoe or kayak tour in the heart of the wilderness, visit the only economuseum west of Montreal and its succulent creations (chocolate!), taste gourmet hot dogs or an incomparable pizza on fire of wood and spend the afternoon among the animals. The roundwood construction capital of the world promises a wonderful holiday of amazement that is sure to bring sweet dreams to your kids when they hit the sack. To Mom and Dad too, actually...

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1001 Des Presqu'Îles Road
Plaisance (Québec) JOV 1SO
Canada

Located on a series of islands in the Ottawa River, the Parc national de Plaisance is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, particularly birdwatchers: over 230 species can be observed all year. Witness the stunning sight of birds and ducks migrating, and turtles laying their eggs. Discover the park by hiking or biking the 26-km trail network, canoeing or kayaking through its lush environment, or participating in an interpretive activity. Rent a farmhouse, a traditional ready-to-camp tent or one of 120 campsites and extend your back-to-nature experience!

16 km
Your stomach starts to gurgle? Take the 148 and go to the village of Montebello. Enjoy a snack like no other that’s sure to surprise you.
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497 Notre-Dame Street
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0
Canada

A gourmet snack bar with a focus on local and regional products. Homemade fries, creative classic burgers and vegi-burgers, upscale poutines, and hot dogs (classic or made with artisanal sausage) served with homemade condiments. The dairy bar serves a raviety of frozen desserts. Under new management since summer 2018.

0.1 km
Presuming you kept room for dessert, cross the street to reach ChocoMotive, located in the old train station, also home to Montebello's tourist information office. Beware, you might have a hard time choosing among their products...
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502 Notre-Dame Street
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0
Canada

ChocoMotive is an artisanal chocolate company that uses authentic know-how to make its products. Visit the chocolate shop, watch chocolate being made in the open workshop, and learn about chocolate around the world! ChocoMotive offers a traditional array of pralines and seasonal molded treats, as well as an assortment of organic and fair-trade chocolates made with local and Indigenous ingredients. ChocoMotive is a member of the international Economuseum network. Guided tours for groups of 12 or more available on request.

0.4 km
Take road 323 to reach Parc Oméga. the entrance will be on your left. If you want to make friends forever, bring a bag of carrots (available at the main building). You will become extremely popular amongst the deek, elk, boars and other residents.
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399 Hwy 323 North
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0
Canada

At the wheel of your vehicle, follow a winding 15-km road through this 890-hectare wildlife park (the only one of its kind in Quebec) and observe wild animals in their natural habitat. You’ll see bison, wapiti, bears, fallow deer, white-tailed deer, wild boars, wolves, and more! Step out of your car and go for a hike along the lakeside interpretive trail among the white-tailed deer. In spring, visit the new maple sugar camp, and in summer, enjoy a variety of activities.

5 km
Head back to the village and stop at the Auberge Montebello, an old Victorian-style home, for a well-deserved rest.
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676 Notre-Dame Street
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0
Canada

Discover the warmest of ambiances. Located on the edge of the Ottawa River, this former school offers 44 tastefully decorated rooms, a reception hall with dance floor that can accommodate 100 people and corporate rooms.

9 km
The next day, discover the many activities offered at North America’s oldest nature reserve. You’ll be amazed by how much there is to do there!
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1000 Kenauk Road
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0
Canada

Kenauk Nature offers the opportunity to try new and exciting activities that will reconnect you with yourself, your loved ones and nature. Summer favorites are the fly fishing school, mountain bike, stand up paddle board, climbing wall, canoe, kayak, rabaska, clay shooting and hiking. Various winter activities will enhance your stay: dog sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice climbing and ice fishing.