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Off-radar and crammed with opportunities for adventure, Quebec’s Outaouais and Abitibi-Témiscamingue regions are a world away from Montreal. Even taking a short road trip feels like crossing a new frontier
Lake Témiscamingue
Waterfall on the Coulonge River, Chutes Coulonge;
Sarah Fortin, a guide at Parc Chutes de Coulonge;
zip-lining at Parc Chutes de Coulonge;
a bald eagle at Refuge Pageau, a rehabiitation centre for wild animals near Amos, Abitibi-Témiscamingue

“Start braking when you get to that overhanging tree,” Élizabeth Khoury says. I’ve done zip-lining before, but not like this. Not over a wild, whipped-up river canyon that can’t wait to chew me up and spit me out in pieces. I’m clipped into a 400-metre line looping over whitewater that loggers once used to drive giant lumps of timber down to Ottawa.

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About National Geographic Traveller (UK)

We reveal the destinations that made our Cool List 2019 — from booming gastronomic hotspots to up-and-coming cities, this is the last word in where you should visit in the year to come. Elsewhere, we explore the wild side of Quebec’s national parks; leave our shoes behind on Colombia’s barefoot Pacific coast; and spend a long weekend in Bornholm. Other highlights this issue include Kuala Lumpur, Richmond, Prague, Marrakech and Taipei while our photo story joins the wild horse herders in Iceland’s rural east.