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Refund Policy for Intercultural Outdoor Recreation Program Activities

Weekly Activities If you need to request a reimbursement, please note that there will be a cancellation fee equivalent to 10% of the total amount of your bill, up to a...

Huts in Quebec

In Quebec we are fortunate to have an extensive backcountry hut system. There are many huts you can get access by hiking, snowshoeing or skiing, allowing you to spend an overnight or even several...

How to Deal With Quebec’s Mosquitoes!

Mosquitoes, black flies, horse flies, deer flies, no-see-ums… During the warm season in Quebec, we’re never truly alone! It can be difficult to calmly remember that all of these biting insects are truly essential for...

How to Try Kayaking This Summer

Here is a non-exhaustive list of companies, organisations and clubs that offer kayak classes and outings for beginners. Montreal’s whitewater kayaking club organizes lessons in a heated swimming...

Goodbye Neil and Thank You!

We would like to thank and recognize a special volunteer, Neil Yee, who has put in hundreds if not thousands of hours since 2012 to help us teach new Canadians and all...

Winter 2019 Report!

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At the Swaggin Hut!

Two tales of our winter weekend at the Swaggin hut in February 2019! This is my first winter in Québec--and since I lived in San Francisco for nine years before moving...

How to Learn Skiing, Snowshoeing and Skating This Winter!

Join a club or a group! Here are several suggestions. Sign up for our Snowshoeing and French-English Conversation with us on Thursday evenings starting January 3, 2019. Meet in Jeanne-Mance Park....

Renting or Buying Outdoor Gear in Montreal

Where to Rent and Buy Outdoor Gear in Montreal, and How to Choose Note: I focus on cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and skating in this article. Cross-country Skis There are different kinds of skis, but most beginners start...
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Give the Gift of Winter!

Make a charitable donation to help a low-income newcomer to Canada have fun outdoors this winter! $40 is the average price it takes for us to help one low-income newcomer try winter sports, defraying...