Quebec

Quebec Travel Guide

Known for its joie de vivre—and French heritage—Quebec is the largest province of Canada and one of the most captivating areas of North America. The clear blue lakes, snow-capped mountains, whitewater rivers and historical villages will enchant all who are lucky enough to visit Quebec. Quebec travel is truly a joy to the senses. You will be won over by the sumptuous French dining, world-class art museums, beautiful architecture and lively music scene in Montreal and Quebec City. The smaller towns of the countryside offer travelers a glimpse into the quaint French Canadian culture with beautiful inns and farmhouses awaiting guests.

Quebec is a place where North American and European culture meet in perfect harmony, so travelers can enjoy the easy-going and welcoming environment of Canada with a taste of French enchantment. Our Quebec travel guide highlights the best of what this northern destination has to offer.

Things Not to Miss in Quebec

• See Montmorency Falls, the sister to Niagara Falls
 • Learn about the First Nations community at Wendake, the Huron-Wendat Reserve
 • Take a day trip to the beautiful island of Île d'Orléans in the St. Lawrence River
 • Hike in Jacques-Cartier National Park
 • Visit the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine
 • Tour the Citadelle of Quebec
 • Have afternoon tea at the Fairmont Le Chatêau Frontenac
 • Cycling in Gatineau Park

When to Go to Quebec

When planning travel to Quebec it is important to consider the weather. June to September is the most popular time to visit, when temperatures are in the 70’s and summer festivals abound. As with all of Canada, the winters get very cold and snowy, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying your time. The Québecois pack their weekends in January and February with festivals and celebrations. Fall is a beautiful season to appreciate the hot yellows and reds of changing leaves in the parks and forests. Spring weather is mild and wet. Temperatures don’t rise out of the 30’s until March or April, but this season is prime maple syrup harvesting. Sidle up to the cabanes à sucre near Québec City to watch as they boil tree sap into delicious maple syrup.

Articles about Quebec

On August 1, 1639, a group of Augustinian sisters from France stepped off a boat into what today is Quebec City, Canada, carrying with them a signed charter from King Louis XIII and a mission to care for the sick. Tomorrow, on August 1—376 years t...
On August 1, 1639, a group of Augustinian sisters from France stepped off a boat into what today is Quebec City, Canada, carrying with them a signed charter from King Louis XIII and a mission to care for the sick. Tomorrow, on August 1—376 years t...
On August 1, 1639, a group of Augustinian sisters from France stepped off a boat into what today is Quebec City, Canada, carrying with them a signed charter from King Louis XIII and a mission to care for the sick. Tomorrow, on August 1—376 years t...
On August 1, 1639, a group of Augustinian sisters from France stepped off a boat into what today is Quebec City, Canada, carrying with them a signed charter from King Louis XIII and a mission to care for the sick. Tomorrow, on August 1—376 years t...
Starting Thursday, July 9, you’ll have your last chance at $78 passes for the Festival d'été de Quebec, Canada’s largest outdoor music festival. The festival kicks off the same day and runs through July 19. With no less than The Rolling Stones, Fo...
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