Quebec is a predominantly French-speaking province in eastern Canada and is almost three times the size of France yet much of it is sparsely populated. At its heart are the two beautiful and vibrant cities of Montreal, the province’s largest city and Quebec City the provincial capital. Beyond the cities, this vast province is a nature-lovers paradise of stunning coastlines, majestic mountains, sandy beaches, lush forests and incredible wildlife.
- Tuck into a legendary & delicious Montreal poutine
- Take a gondola to see the Montmorency Falls
- Bike the Lachine canal alongside the St Lawrence River
- Head out in a zodiac to see the beluga whales at Tadoussac
- Wander through the cobbled streets of old Quebec City
Dating back to 1608 and looking out over the Saint Lawrence River, Quebec City is a UNESCO World Heritage treasure and the cradle of French civilization in North America. This beautiful city offers visitors a living history lesson with its remarkable mix of architecture, heritage, language, art and culture at its old colonial core. As you wander around this gracious walled city with its cobbled streets, ancient city walls and fortifications, magnificent 17th and 18th century houses, historic harbour, fascinating museums, unique shops & art galleries, irresistible restaurants as well as the towering Château Frontenac, it’s sometimes hard to remember you’re not in the heart of Europe.
Set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River and named after Mt. Royal, the triple-peaked hill at its heart, Montreal is a smart and dynamic city that seamlessly blends a fascinating colonial history with a chic and cosmopolitan sense of the present. The Old Town is the place to find quaint cobblestone streets, horse drawn carriages, the breath taking Notre-Dame Basilica and a real sense of the city’s rich 18th Century history. Meanwhile, Downtown is a world of contemporary design, glittering shops, hip restaurants & bars and a thriving calendar of art, theatre, music, comedy and sporting events.
The province is famed for being a year-round destination with four distinct seasons:
- Spring starts late but hails a restorative warmth that reawakens nature with its colours and blooms.
- The Summer brings the heat which is the perfect time to explore the cities and the beautiful scenery beyond
- The Autumn sees the landscape change to a shock of brilliant reds and golds.
- But for many, Winter is their favourite, for as the snow falls it turns into a winter wonderland offering great skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, dog sledding and snowmobiling – the perfect Christmas break.