The province of Quebec covers an area of 1.668 million km², but is still a bit of an unknown for most expatriates/vacationers. What better way to find out than with a top 10 list of places to visit that are sure to take your breath away!
Château de Frontenac in Quebec City
Montreal takes its name from Mount Royal, the hill that takes its place in the famous American city. Today, Montreal is Canada's second-largest city after Toronto, and the world's second-largest French-speaking city after Paris. The metropolis is renowned for its dynamism, art, bars/restaurants, diverse winter activities and all-terrain vehicles. The U.S. border is just a 1-hour drive away, a great way to discover a whole new culture that many of us can only dream of! Montreal is also known for its cosmopolitan character!
Montreal's Ferris wheel
Quebec is recognized as the cradle of French culture on the American continent. With its historic center, the city will take you on a journey through time. Beyond being a cultural city, Quebec is also a student city. Every year, some 50,000 students study in 17 different faculties. You won't want to miss the Château de Frontenac, a landmark in Quebec City's history overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Today a luxury hotel, it was once designed to stimulate train travel.
The sublime Château de Frontenac
The town of Mont-Tremblant is renowned for its incredible natural landscapes of forest and hills, in a typically Québécois atmosphere. Between its national park and its ski resort, the town offers year-round enjoyment thanks to its extraordinary landscapes and the diversity of its activities. Mont-Tremblant is one of the best-known ski resorts in Eastern Canada.
In the streets of Mont-Tremblant
Tadoussac lies at the junction of the St. Lawrence and Saguenay rivers. In the past, the town was a meeting place for First Nations from the St. Lawrence and Saguenay rivers, particularly for trade and exchange of goods. Today, the town has become a tourist attraction, especially for whale-watching. When you're in Quebec, don't miss out on this excursion combining nature, peace and beauty.
The gentle landscape of Tadoussac
Have you ever dreamed of spending an unforgettable, peaceful holiday? Then Charlevoix is your destination. This meeting point of forest, water and mountains will offer you images and memories that no other place will. From husky sledding and hiking to snowshoeing and helicopter flights, Charlevoix is the place to be. Whether you're a sports fan or a true gourmet, Charlevoix is the place for you!
Charlevoix in the snow
Trois-Rivières, capital of the Mauricie region, lies where the St. Lawrence and St. Maurice rivers meet. As Canada's second oldest city, Trois-Rivières is a veritable wellspring of culture in the beautiful province of Quebec. A unique artistic program, year-round events and festivities and total accessibility to activities and leisure.
Motorsport fans? don't miss the Trois-Rivières Grand Prix.
Photo credit: Très Trois Rivières
7. Saint Jean sur Richelieu
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is a truly exotic place, but there are plenty of surprises in store for you. In fact, the town hosts the International Hot Air Balloon Festival. You'll be able to marvel at this colorful spectacle, but also make your own, so reserve your place for this one-of-a-kind experience.
Do you like wine? The region also abounds in vineyards. It's time to take the wine route!
Photo credit: Bonjour Québec
Venise-en-Québec, located near Lake Champlain, is both a choice stopover and a meeting place for unique activities. Between the ice fishing festival, the old-time field hockey tournament and kayaking on the lake, you won't be disappointed. Summer and winter alike, you're sure to find something to suit you and your family or friends.
Photo credit: Domain Florent
Are you addicted to nature, outdoor sports and breathtaking scenery? Saguenay is the place for you. You'll have the opportunity to hike in the Saguenay Fjord National Park, climb Via Ferrata routes or sleep in a yurt. Jump in your car, book a carpool or take a bus ticket and live this unique experience.
A beautiful sunny day in the Saguenay countryside
A well-known tourist destination in Quebec, Magog is located near Lake Memphremagog. Its downtown area is filled with history, parks, trails and beaches. Parc national du Mont-Orford is right next door for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, and if you're a downhill skier, the Mont-Orford ski resort will make your heart skip a beat.
Photo credit: TipdAdvisor - Tourisme à Magog
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