Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Whale Watching & Glaciers in Quebec, Canada

You might be wondering where in the world is Baie-Comeau. It's a quaint town on the Atlantic Shore in Quebec, Canada. Founded some 20,000 years ago by glaciers, Baie-Comeau is part of the whale route ensconced at the confluence of the Manicouagan and St. Lawrence rivers in Uapishka World Biosphere Reserve. Relax and enjoy the outdoors either hiking, biking, water sports from kayaking and whale watching to uncovering underwater treasures through scuba diving, to birding, golfing, to winter sports such as; skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing.
Catch the Matane-Baie-Comeau ferry and respite at the Hotel Le Manoir, the only four star hotel east of Tadoussac. The Hotel Le Manoir was founded by Robert R. McCormick, owner of the Chicago Tribune, has 60 rooms and is great for both business and personal excursions. Beautiful views await you from your room or the balcony, even from the dining room. They offer; wireless high-speed internet, room service, a workout room, tennis courts, bicycle rentals, a relaxation center (day spa), laundry services, beach access and business centre.
They are located in the historic district near theatre, golf and skiing facilities. And only a few miles from the Jardin des Glaciers (, a state of the art interpretive, exploration and research center. For the adventurous person, grab on at the Adrenaline Zone as you zipline across glacial lake and fjard; rappel down a rock face or kayak across a glacial lake or sea. Rustic campsites and Mongolian yurts are available for nightly rentals. Take a guided boat tour and learn about the impact of the Laurentian ice sheet; from glacial grooves, canyons, moraines, bays and fjard. Get up close in the Valley of the Seashells, in the heart of the boreal forest which are 90 percent shellfish from 8,000 years ago.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Glaciers and Baie-Comeau

You might be wondering where in the world is Baie-Comeau. Its a quaint town on the Atlantic Shore in Quebec, Canada. In a quaint hotel, La Manoir Baie-Comeau, with relaxing views from your room, or the patio/balcony. Whether you come on business or pleasure, be sure to book your spa treatment and enjoy your leisure time in the dining room and walking downtown shopping.
Spend the day going back, 20,000 years to Jardin des Glaciers, a multi-media cyber center, glacier exploration station and maritime adventure park! Descend four kilometers under a glacier and understand the impacts of a giant perpetual movement, then facing a giant water screen be a privileged spectator of the rising sea level as the glacier melts, 8,000 years ago. enjoy a guided kayak tour or via ferrata (rock climbing) by the Sea or 35 kilometers of rustic pathways in the Adrenalin Zone.
How about some Ziplining across the river? Get your adrenalin going at the Adventure Park, for kids and adults to enjoy the day, and also great for groups who are looking for some team building exercises.