Welcome to Quebec
Step inside Québec and you’ll feel as if you’ve entered another country. From chattering French speakers to romantic old-world streets, Québec has a cultural identity you won’t find anywhere else in Canada. Between its elegant cities, you’ll encounter a wild world overflowing with dramatic fjords, towering peaks and oceans of green space.
Waterfalls and Wildlife
Safari dreams come true at Parc Omega, 83 miles east of Montréal. Take a drive through this seven-mile nature reserve to get up close and personal with bison, wolves, foxes and deer. Many visitors are also shocked to discover Québec has a waterfall that’s taller than the Niagara Falls. Standing at 272 feet tall, the Montmorency Falls is a beloved provincial treasure that offers a wealth of activities like hiking, zip-lining and a gondola ride overlooking the spectacle.
A Taste of Europe
You’ll fall in love with the European atmosphere in Québec’s cosmopolitan centers. Venture into the old part of Montréal to wander cobblestone streets, chic boutiques and sophisticated cafes. Located three hours north, Québec City invites you to explore the Petit Champlain District, one of North America’s oldest neighborhoods. Keep an eye out for La Petite Cabane à Sucre which, serves local maple syrup treats. Visiting in winter? Book a stay at Hotel de Glace, a magnificent hotel carved entirely out of ice.
Water excursions take on a whole new meaning in places like the Saguenay Fjord, about 164 miles north of Québec City. Sculpted by glaciers and spanning over 60 miles, this area is paradise if you’re a kayaker. Paddle out far enough and you may even spot a family of belugas or humpback whales. Fishing is another popular pastime here. Drop your rod in Lake Mistassini to catch trout and walleye or get on the St. Lawrence River to hook bass, carp and northern pike.