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Quebec, Canada


The largest province in Canada, with spectacular scenery, fantastic wildlife and fascinating historical towns

Predominately French speaking Quebec offers visitors a diverse range of things to see and do, from the flagship cities of Quebec and Montreal to the outlying forests, natural waterways and vast mountain ranges. The immense areas of forest cover almost half of the state and are home to an abundance of wildlife.

Montreal is the biggest city; a cultural hotspot which offers a wealth of activities. You can walk the cobbled streets of Old Montreal and stroll along the St Lawrence River waterfront. There are many markets where you can indulge in a spot of impulse buying and the city also has some fantastic museums including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Pointe-a-Calliere Museum. The bustling restaurant and bar scene gives visitors a wide choice of eateries. You can find everything from quick and easy meals to top-class dining which is absolutely unforgettable.

North of Montreal, the Laurentian Mountains provide holidaymakers a magnificent backdrop for lots of outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking and fishing. Cyclists love the P’tit Train du Nord Linear Park which is a trail spanning 200km!

Quebec City is the capital and boasts a fortified centre with French colonial architecture. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Quebec is well worth a visit – it’s easy to get to the majority of attractions on foot. Alternatively, to get between the Upper and Lower Towns, you can jump on the funicular or take the 59 steps that make up the Breakneck Stairs.

Rural Quebec is an area of stunning natural beauty. You have wondrous mountain trails, dense forests, cycling trails and Mont Tremblant has some of Canada’s finest golf courses. The Eastern Townships are filled with maple sugar plantations and apple orchards. The lakes and mountains provide a picture perfect landscape and you can venture out to some of the local vineyards to sample the excellent wines – what a treat!

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Key Highlights
  • Montreal regularly hosts major festivals including the International Jazz Festival and Just for Laughs festival
  • The Botanical Gardens at Montreal is recognised as one of the world’s greatest botanical gardens
  • Visit Montreal’s oldest Catholic church, Notre Dame Basilica
  • Saguenay Fjord National Park is an amazing wilderness you must explore
  • Mount Royal Park allows you to experience great views over the city
  • The Gallic-influenced gourmet cuisine is simply sublime
  • Book yourself on a whale spotting tour
  • Mount Tremblant has some excellent golf courses
  • Most of Quebec is well served by bus and taxi services. Car hire is a great way to explore further afield
  • The Fairmont Chateau Frontenac is one of Canada’s most photographed hotels

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT -4 hours

Currency: Canadian Dollars

Climate Information

Quebec covers a huge area so the climate can vary immensely across the state. The north experiences Arctic conditions with severe winters lasting 8 months in duration. In the south, in the summer months from June to August, the temperatures average 25°C with high humidity.

There is high snowfall in winter (November to March) with average temperatures of -7°C.

Leisure & Activities

Quebec City
Situated on the St Lawrence River, Quebec City, a UNESCO world Heritage Site, is a beautiful fortified city with stone buildings and narrow streets within the fortified centre. There’s certainly plenty to do for the whole family, with museums, amusement parks, a fantastic aquarium and religious buildings. As a predominately French speaking state, you are spoilt for choice for delicious cuisine in the many restaurants.

Want to try something a little bit different, then dogsledding is perfect for you. It’s possible to try this unique experience in many of the Quebec regions and guided excursions can last from one to seven days. Overnight accommodation is provided either in a tepee for the ultimate experience, or in more upmarket hotels and cottages.

There’s an abundance of wildlife to see in Quebec including moose, humpback whales, black bears and caribou. With the many forests carpeting the state, covering almost half the province, the options of organised excursions are many and varied.

Hotels in Quebec