Quebec

The province of Quebec is truly unique, the largest province in Canada and the only to have French as the official language – you could be forgiven for thinking you had wandered into another country altogether!

With beautiful architecture in historic cities, amazing National parks, abundant wildlife and the opportunity to raft down white waters, take a whale watching cruise, sample amazing traditional cuisine, fly on a zip line high above the trees and bathe in French culture, there’s always something and somewhere new to experience and explore!

 

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Quebec City is the capital of Quebec. The host of amazing architecture throughout, not least the incredible Chateau Frontenac, the most photographed hotel in the world! There seems to be some excited Moose passengers getting in the way of this shot though!

 

If you’re a water baby, Quebec has some of the best white water rafting around! Head to beautiful Fort Coulonge and don’t let the serenity of the area fool you. The rafting here is top notch, although completely thrilling (and sometimes terrifying) you’re safe as houses under the supervision of some of the best guides in the world! (So says National Geographic!)

 

Rafting on the furious Ottawa River

You’re sure to work up an appetite spending the day navigating the white waters and rapids of the furious Ottawa River! *Note how calm the guide is at the back… just another day at the office – and what an office!

 

With dozens of national and provincial parks spread throughout Quebec, the wildnerness and wildlife are just there for the taking (not literally, please don’t steal the wildlife)! Take a trip to Mont Tremblant National Park, hike through the trees, canoe on glistening lakes and take a plunge when the summer sun becomes too warm!

 

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Escape city life for a while and experience the fresh air of the French Canadian wilderness! When you return there’s nothing better than a nice cold beer after completing a difficult hike. You deserve it! Perhaps try a Quebecoise Blanche De Chambly!

 

Visit the sensational Gaspe Peninsula with it’s intimidating cliffs and beautiful scenery and journey on to the Chic Choc Mountain range! Spend some time in peaceful Riviere Du Loup on the St. Lawrence River – Rivere Du Loup translates to Wolf’s River. This name may have come from a native tribe known as “Les Loups” or from the many seals in the area, known in French as loup-marin (sea wolves). Don’t forget Montreal though! One of Quebec’s most well known cities, read more about it HERE

 

Montmorency Falls

Montmorency Falls, or Chute Montmorency in the local tongue! At 275 feet high they are the highest waterfall in Quebec and even higher than Niagara Falls! See them from above on a suspension bridge, from below like these lovely folks or walk the staircase alongside from top to bottom (or bottom to top)!

 

HIGHLIGHTS FOR VISITING QUEBEC

  • Take a whale watching cruise in Tadoussac
  • Hike and spot wildlife in Mont Tremblant National Park
  • Hire a bike and explore Montreal
  • Walk the cobbled streets of Quebec City
  • Canoe and swim in refreshing lakes
  • Zipline above the trees or walk the via ferrata on a 200 foot high cliff face
  • Explore Montmorency Falls
  • Relax by the water in Riviere Du Loup
  • Visit Parc Omega and see bears, moose, elk, wolves and other wildlife
  • Visit the Gaspe Peninsula and the Chic Choc Mountains.
  • White water raft down the Ottawa River in Fort Coulonge
  • Try a traditional Montreal smoked meat sandwich (Rye bread, yellow mustard and 2 inches of meat)

 

Mont Tremblant

The view at Mont Tremblant National Park is guaranteed to lift your spirits! Just nature for miles and miles!

 


Tours that visit Quebec