Top Destinations in Quebec
Mont Tremblant - The perfect setting for winter holidays with 600 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain. Part of the Laurentian mountain range, the whole area is full of lakes, rivers and old style French towns like Mont Tremblant itself.
Gaspe - This is the only city in the word with a national park in its boundaries. It is home to Canada's tallest lighthouse. There are wonderful beaches that border Gaspe Bay.
Montreal -It may be the second largest French speaking city in the world but its culture is certainly diverse. You can explore quarters like Chinatown, Little Italy, the Latin quarter and the multi ethnic main quarter. The city has a strong religious background shown by the massive Basilique Notre Dame (cathedral) built in the 17th century. The city is surrounded by water and has 650 parks and green spaces.
Quebec City - With so many spots that take you back to the 18th and 19th century, it is no wonder that the city is a World Heritage site. An 18th century governor's residence has been coverted into a museum, the Chateau Ramezay Museum, which houses rich collections showcasing the history of Montreal and Quebec from the American -Indian era to the early 20th century. Bonsecours Market, which first opened in 1847 is also a symbol of that bygone era and is still running. The city is on a buff overlooking the St Lawrence River so you can cruise down it to take in the sights.
Cycling - The province has over 3 000 km of cycling paths and Montreal alone has 300 km, making it a haven for cycling.
Park de Iles -This Montreal park is popular with outdoor lovers and athletes who can bike, run and just about have the freedom of the place.
Montreal is criss crossed by a number of Metro subway lines that are colour coded. One ticket on the Metro can get you anywhere in the city. There is also an excellent bus service on the streets. These two means of transport are the most convenient ways around the city.
National festival and holidays
Patriotes Day - second last Sunday in May
Quebec National Day - (June 24) - A celebration of Quebec's patron saint, St Jeane Baptise
Canada Day - (July 1) - Canada's national day.
Quebec Summer Festival - (early July - Anything goes to celebrate summer with 10 days of fun for the whole family.
Recent Quebec Travelogue
Les Iles de la Madeleine
The Magdalen Islands are a delightful place to visit. They are a small string of islands belonging to Quebec and located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence north of PEI. The islands are of red sandstone, which is soft enough to be... read more
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