Montreal and Quebec City are two of the province’s most popular destinations, both for their vibrancy and their historic significance. Beyond the cities, though, Quebec’s natural attractions are worth a visit in their own right and should be included in any vacation there.
Let’s start with some context: Quebec is a massive province. From Quebec City, you can travel north along the coast of the province for over a thousand kilometres before reaching the halfway point.
Perce lies between the two national parks of Forillon and Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé. This is a great base from which to explore the rest of Quebec and the Gaspé Peninsula.
Take the 45-minute boat cruise from Perce to Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé, which may or may not involve a stop at Perce Rock.
Though you can still see it from Cap Mont Joli or Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse if you don’t make it there, the latter is less essential to your journey.
Forillon National Park is a fantastic hiking destination, where you may enjoy the natural beauty all around you. Those who are looking for a more challenging hike will like the Mont St. Albans Trail. The pathways are beautiful and the views from the lookout point are not to be missed, but the hike can be difficult in places.
If you’re hungry, stop by Bistro Les Sacs Vin in Perce for some of their freshly caught lobster or their handcrafted, fluffy fishcakes. It’s fantastic!
Last but not least, the Suspended Glass Platform is a short drive from the coast itself and well worth the trip if you want to see the sights without putting in any effort.
The Omega Park
Omega Park was a last-minute discovery on our final day in Canada, and it was not on our itinerary.
You can witness some of Canada’s most well-known creatures while travelling down a 12-kilometre gravel road. This huge open territory (about 2000 acres) in the scenic Outaouais region of Quebec is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the Arctic wolf, black bear, and bison.
Travelling there from Gatineau or Ottawa (the capital of Canada in Ontario) takes just 3 hours and is a great opportunity to see a lot of the surrounding area.
Get your Canada visa from Brunei, either by visiting the Canadian embassy or by applying online from your home. Just make sure that you have all the required documents for getting a Canada visa.
Monteregie, a small town in southwestern Quebec, is conveniently located just outside of Montreal and about midway between Gatineau and Quebec City.
Go to Mont Rigaud if you’re looking for skiable terrain close to Montreal that’s also easy to get to. The best part is that they have slopes of varying difficulty, so even beginners can have fun.
You should visit the Tsiionhiakwatha-Droulers Archaeological Centre to see the rebuilt Iroquoian village. Discover the rich history, rich culture, and rich heritage of the First Nation people right here. A quick pit stop is warranted if you happen to be in the neighbourhood of the United States and Canada border.
In addition, Monteregie is conveniently located near thousands of kilometres worth of hiking routes. Hiking and snowshoeing are two of my favourite activities, and Mont-Saint-Bruno National Park is a fantastic place to do both. You could very comfortably kill a whole afternoon here.
Sophia has done Masters’s in Mass Communication from Delhi University, India. She is a qualified new reporter and a columnist as well. She worked sometimes for BenjaNews as well.