The most beautiful destinations to discover in Quebec
Want to recharge your batteries and go on an adventure in Canada? ? Quebec seduces travelers with its beautiful landscapes and natural areas, its wildlife, its gastronomy and the warm welcome of its people.
There is no shortage of treasures and jewels in the Belle Province. So, get your AVE for Canada (more information), pack your bags, and go to discover the most beautiful places of the only French-speaking province of the country.
The city of Montreal
Montreal is one of the most important cities in Canada. Nicknamed the city of a hundred steeples, this cultural capital is full of museums, theaters, concert halls, symbolic monuments and iconic streets.
During your visit to Montreal, don’t hesitate to pass by Old Montreal, the entertainment district, the Old Port and Mount Royal. This green setting offers an unobstructed view of the city at your feet and the surrounding mountains.
Quebec City is a witness to the French colonial past in North America. Located on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, it has preserved important traces of its history and its historic center, Old Quebec, has many emblematic vestiges.
A walk in this area, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will take you back 400 years in the past. Discover its citadel, its ramparts, its stone houses, the Place-Royale and the Notre-Dame-des-Victoires church. The heritage of Old Quebec is incomparably rich.
The Saguenay Fjord National Park
The Saguenay Fjord is a spectacular glacial valley in the St. Lawrence Bay. This region is characterized by its unique landscapes, its immense cliffs and its numerous bays and valleys.
This national park is also home to a wide variety of marine species, including blue whales, belugas and rorqual whales. They can be seen in the mouth of the river.
Gaspésie and Percé Rock
Gaspésie is a splendid region known for its natural landscapes between mountains and ocean. The tip of the Gaspé Peninsula gives way to immense forests, breathtaking cliffs and pebble beaches as far as the eye can see.
On the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula, opposite the town of Percé, is one of the most beautiful rocks in Quebec. Percé Rock is a small island on the St. Lawrence River with a characteristic natural arch and is considered one of the emblems of the province.
La Mauricie National Park
Located halfway between Montreal and Quebec City, the Mauricie National Park is a true concentration of the most beautiful landscapes in Quebec. In the heart of the Laurentian mountains, this immense natural park has more than 500 km² of forests, lakes and rivers.
In summer, it is the ideal place to practice nautical activities on its numerous lakes. In autumn, the landscapes are brilliant and the trees of the national park are adorned with a thousand colors.
The Magdalen Islands
This small archipelago located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is made up of a dozen islands, six of which are linked by sandbanks. The Magdalen Islands are a true ecological reserve with their hills, beaches, sand dunes and red sandstone cliffs.
You can observe several species of birds, including the Kingfisher and the Red Snipe. The fishing families living on the archipelago are also known for their warm welcome.
Bic National Park
This national park is located in the maritime estuary of the St. Lawrence. Despite its small size of only 33 km², the Bic National Park is a haven of peace with magnificent mountains, bays and coves as well as seals and thousands of birds.
In winter, there is no lack of activities and it is possible to go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. In summer, visitors can kayak, bike or hike.
Located about 15 km from Quebec City, the Montmorency Falls is the highest waterfall in the province at 83 meters. Far exceeding Niagara Falls, the water flow is most impressive in the spring with the thaw and snow melt.
You can reach the waterfall by gondola or by climbing its 500 steps. For the most adventurous travelers, it is possible to approach the top of the waterfall thanks to a suspended footbridge.
The Mont-Mégantic Park
The Mont-Mégantic park is located in the south of Quebec near the border with the United States. Between mountains and forests, it has been designated a national reserve of starry skies because of the absence of light pollution.
At the end of the summer, the foliage of the park turns orange and red, a sublime explosion of colors. This natural area has many trails that you can walk on snowshoes when winter arrives.
The Jacques-Cartier National Park
This national park located about 30 minutes from Quebec City is a true sanctuary for wildlife. In the heart of the mountains and valleys, this nature lover’s paradise is home to unique flora and fauna.
It is possible to observe wolves, black bears, lynx or beavers. The Jacques-Cartier National Park is also very popular with hikers and canoeists.