As the largest French-speaking region outside France and Canada’s largest province, Québec offers a Gallic charm all of its own.
This manifests itself in a great culinary heritage of sublime restaurants and delightful pavement cafés.
Visitors, arriving from all over the world to discover Québec's rich heritage and history, are charmed by Québec’s bustling urban centres and enchanted by the vast, wild territories teeming with natural wonders.
Québec offers perhaps the most complete mix of culture, scenery and wildlife of any of Canada’s provinces.
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The province of Québec
The province of Québec covers a huge expanse of area. In fact it is three times the size of France, and like France, has a predominantly French-speaking population.
Québec City is North America’s only walled city and Montréal is a sleek and buzzing metropolis, but away from the urban centres Québec Province spreads out across the vast unvisited tracts of tundra on the shores of Hudson Bay to the pastoral and idyllic Eastern Townships.
The Laurentian Mountains are the playground of the Québecois throughout the year, while the St. Lawrence River is the beating heart around which European settlers gained a foothold.
On the south shore the Gaspé Peninsula’s mountains are draped in dense forests that grow down to the water’s edge. The north shore is home to the thriving arts scene, the charming villages of Charlevoix and the grand Saguenay Fjord.
In the far north, expedition cruising departs from Kuujjuaq into the Arctic Circle to see polar bears, narwhal and Inuit culture while the Gulf of St. Lawrence is the seasonal home to blue, fin, humpback and beluga whales.