Quebec is an absolutely stunning province. It’s one of the most beautiful destinations in Canada, with spectacular scenery and a rich history dating back centuries.
So, I thought I’d give you a rundown of some of our favorite stops so you may see as many of Quebec’s best attractions as possible. After all, you should take full advantage of Quebec as a rare Canadian jewel.
Quebec City is a must-see in the province because of its centuries of history. The Old Quebec district in Quebec City is a must-see for its ancient architecture and quaint atmosphere.
Petit Champlain is a must-see while in the area due to its quaint cobblestone lanes and historic stone buildings. Many unique shops, charming cafes, and delectable eateries await your discovery.
After you’ve had some to eat, take some time to wander the old city walls. Make sure to check out the Plains of Abraham and Notre Dame Basilica in addition to your visit to the Citadel, the biggest British-built stronghold in North America (one of the oldest Cathedrals in North America).
Stay at the world-famous Fairmont Le Château Frontenac for a luxurious experience. It’s an absolutely stunning building, and it also has numerous restaurants serving delicious cuisine. That was fantastic, by the way.
And if you venture out of the Beauport area, there’s the magnificent Montmorency Falls, which can be viewed from a suspension bridge.
If you’re looking for a little break from the hustle and bustle of Old Quebec, the island of Île d’Orléans is only a half-hour drive away. This beautiful island is home to interesting landmarks and a variety of places to stay and eat, from charming villages to orchards ripe for the picking.
The uniqueness of this experience was matched by its isolation (despite its proximity to Montreal, which is only about an hour away). Enjoy the magnificent lakes and hiking region (near Sentier Mont Larose) here.
It’s hard to realize you’re so near to Montreal because it seems like you’re in the middle of nothing.
Amishk Aboriginal Adventures was our first to the region, and we immediately fell in love with it. Here, we paddled across the lake in canoes, slept out (with a roaring fire) for the night, and explored the surrounding forest with a guide who introduced us to the local beaver.
In my opinion, one of the most beautiful areas of Montreal is the city’s historic, old center. If you’re a history buff, you must see the centuries-old Notre Dame Basilica in the heart of historic Montreal. It’s imperative that you enter, as the decor inside is stunning.
Take a stroll through Vieux-Port de Montréal for some fresh air (and a bite to eat) (the Old Montreal Port area). In my opinion, this is one of the nicest cities in Quebec to visit, and a must if you are a fan of the city of Montreal.
There are numerous cafes and shops to peruse, and the area is lovely for a stroll on a warm day. The smoked meat poutine sold by the street sellers here is a must-try. This is the best way to get toasty on a cold winter day.
To maintain your energy, stop by Tommy for one of their delicious coffees or teas and a warm bagel. Then it’s a simple trip to Mount Royal for a look at the panorama. Beautiful sunsets occur when the sun is low in the sky.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is a great place to spend a rainy day if you consider yourself an art enthusiast. This museum, which boasts the title of “Canada’s largest art museum,” features both permanent and rotating exhibitions.
Sahar Rashid is the founder of the BenjaNews and the iPhone-Appstore website. She is a professional blogger and article writer.