Road Scholar

Road Scholar

L'Auberge du Mont

Programs in association with Road Scholar :


Participant Comments

"I left with a whole new insight of Quebec (and Canada), as I believe I should have.  Much information and new insights were captured in the 5 days".

"The entire atmosphere was friendly, welcoming, and made our learning experience easy and meaningful".

"Particularly liked the personalities involved in operating this program all were priceless, enthusiastic, humorous, informed, and just plain fun to be with".

"Without doubt, this adventure was among my 5-top R-S adventures".

L'Auberge du Mont is a proud provider of programs for older adults in association with ROAD SCHOLAR. Since our beginnings in 1990, we have offered over 160 program weeks to more than 6000 participants. Our 20 years of experience allows us to maintain consistently high ratings and the "Most Popular" program designation.

Set amidst the maple forest of the Laurentian foothills, this site offers the serenity of nature in close proximity to Quebec City. Originally built as a ski lodge, L'Auberge du Mont is now operated by and located on the same site as a private secondary school celebrating over 50 years of educational programs. The log-cabin style meeting room provides a charming environment for group activities and free-time mingling. A beautiful lake reflecting the color of the surrounding trees and hiking trails through the maple forest embellish this exceptional site. Although "L'Auberge du Mont" literally means "Inn of the Mountain", we are best described as a conference center whose primary mission is that of education. Most of our clients come as groups for educational programs created by our staff. Providing outstanding educational experiences offered in an ambiance of friendship and warmth is our main goal.

ROAD SCHOLAR programming runs each spring from late May to early June and each fall from late August to mid-October. Follow the Road Scholar link for program dates, details, itinerary, prices and for registration. Once on the Road Scholar site, use the Keyword Search to find our programs. (Use Auberge du Mont, or the program numbers shown below.) Please feel free to contact us directly for any questions you may have prior to or after registration.

RoadScholarTag.gif "Explore your mind and discover the world through authentic and thought-provoking adventures in learning."


"Road Scholar" is the name for the programs developed and offered by Elderhostel, Inc., the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975. Our mission is to empower adults to explore the world's places, peoples, cultures and ideas, and in so doing to discover more about themselves. A fellowship of learning and the joy of discovery are the hallmarks of the Road Scholar experience."

Lifelong Learning And Lifelong Friends

"Road Scholar participants are curious, adventuresome and open to experiencing the world through learning and travel. When you participate in a Road Scholar program, not only will you expand your mind, but you will be in the company of other people who believe that learning is one of the best parts of life."

Note: On the Road Scholar web-site, the "program provider" for the Auberge du Mont is listed as RoutesAdventures. This is because Routes Adventures is the official provider of Canadian programs to Road Scholar.


Quebec City

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city on the St. Lawrence River, the only fortified city north of Mexico. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage City, Canada's oldest city is known and loved for its European charms and narrow, cobblestone streets lined with centuries-old homes.


Quebec, the Four-Field-Trip Way !


L'Auberge du Mont invites you to take learning on the road! Four all-day field trips allow you to experience Quebec first-hand. You begin in the walled city of Old Quebec with a bus tour and time to stroll the 17th and 18th century streets. Visit the Museum of Civilization and cruise on the St. Lawrence River with the explorer Louis Jolliet as your guide. At St-Jean-Port-Joli, the Wood Carving Capital, you will meet a wood carver, visit wood carving exhibits and enjoy a traditional meal at a maple sugar shack. Along the Beaupre Coast, the Cradle of New France, witness the inspiring architecture of the Basilica of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre, experience the rural heritage of the Isle of Orleans and see geology in the making at Montmorency Falls.

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Program 2746: 6 days / 5 nights

May - June - September - October

Quebec City and the St.Lawrence River

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Auberge du Mont invites you to discover The Mighty St. Lawrence: gateway to a continent, heart-line of a people. Examine this river through the eyes of early explorers, settlers of New France and British conquerors. Explore its current economic importance and ecological health, past and future. Hear the tales the river pilots tell. On three full-day trips: Discover the spectacular scenery of the Charlevoix, where mountains and river meet, visit coastal villages and learn about the unique St. Lawrence schooners at the Maritime Museum. Cruise from the Old Port to the Isle of Orleans, tour this enchanting island, then visit the towering Montmorency Falls. Stroll the streets of Old Quebec and be immersed in four hundred years of history.

Program 9774: 6 nights / 5 days

No current offerings

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Additional Details:

Contact info :
Jean-Pierre Deschênes :

  Program Director,
Debbie Chakour :  Road Scholar Program Coordinator,
200 Boul St. Sacrement
Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier QC G0A 4S0



Toll-free : 1-888-317-3771 ext. 30

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