Ponant launches St Lawrence River voyages through Quebec

Ponant launches St Lawrence River voyages through Quebec

Guests will have the chance to meet indigenous Innu and Micmac communities

Ponant is offering a voyage through the ice of the St Lawrence River in Québec, Canada during the 2024-2025 winter season.

The 13-day expedition has been designed to allow time for guests to enjoy vast open frozen vistas, forests and the aurora borealis northern lights.

Excursion activities include hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, dog sledding and ice fishing with a chance of seeing caribou, elk and black bears in their natural habitat.

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This region also offers the chance to experiences the warm welcome and ancestral traditions of the Innu people in Sept-Îles and the Micmacs in Sydney.

Guests will have the chance to experience the aurora borealis

The voyage aboard Le Commandant Charcot, the hybrid-electric polar exploration ship, will be powered by LNG. 

Other highlights include:

  • Tasting raw rockfish and other local produce, and optional activities such as ice climbing, canoeing on ice and skijoring
  • In Québec, the option to attend the world’s largest winter carnival where ice decorations and sculptures and lights form a magical spectacle (departures on 17 and 29 January 2025)
  • The chance to see newborn seals in the Magdalen Islands, the only place in the world where you can observe this unique scene (departures 10 and 22 February 2025)

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