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Canada’s French-language heartland is an intriguing mix of old-world Europe and nature on a North American scale with vast mountain ranges, rivers and lakes. Its flagship cities — Québec City and Montréal — are good places to start. Beyond them lie boreal forest, gently sloping valleys, one of the world’s longest natural waterways (the Saguenay Fjord) and the craggy Gaspé Peninsula. Here, mountain peaks plunge straight to the sea, and you’ll stop at villages where locals greet you in a rustic Québécois patois. Our Canada specialists have journeyed and researched their way around this largely overlooked region, and they’ll use this experience to create your own Québec trip.

Québec City, Québec
One of the great delights of touring Québec is discovering its Gallic-influenced gourmet produce. Our specialists can point you in the direction of artisanal cheeses, pâtés and chocolates in Charlevoix and La Malbaie. They’ll recommend the best walking tours for getting to know Québec City’s architecture, or the most rewarding walking trails in the forests and lakes of the Laurentian Mountains. You could look for moose in the mountainous Mastigouche Wildlife Reserve or beluga whales off Tadoussac. And, if you’re especially interested in the province’s European cultural heritage, you could explore the mansions and craft traditions of the Eastern Townships, whose inhabitants speak French but historically supported the British Crown.

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Places to visit in Québec

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Québec, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Suggested itineraries featuring Québec

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Québec, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Québec

Places & hotels on the map

    Photos of Québec

    Our expert guides to exploring Québec

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Québec, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Québec at its best.

    • Québec City, Québec

      Highlights of Québec

      Offering perhaps the most complete mix of culture, scenery and wildlife of any of Canada’s provinces, there are lots of things to see and do in Québec. Our specialists will be happy to design an itinerary to suit your preferences.

    • Algonquin Provincial Park

      Canada self-drive holidays: Ontario and Québec

      By self-driving in Canada’s Ontario and Québec provinces, you can explore peaceful parks filled with wildlife, secluded towns and villages, and multicultural cities at your own pace. Canada specialist Rebecca shares her ideas for self-drive routes that take in the best of each province.

    Accommodation choices for Québec

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Québec. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Forest View room, Hotel Sacacomie

      Hotel Sacacomie

      Medium

      This hotel takes the form of a large log cabin hidden away in the woods. It occupies a prime lakeside location offering sweeping panoramas over the water and the surrounding forests, and it offers a plethora of wilderness activities.

    • Lac a L'Eau Claire, Saint Alexis des Monts

      Lac a L'Eau Claire

      Medium

      Just a 20-minute drive from Saint Alexis des Monts, the rural Lac a l’Eau Claire is a peaceful lakefront resort. The modern, refined interiors let the untouched nature that surrounds the resort do the talking.

    • A suite at the Hotel Quintessence, Mont Tremblant

      Hotel Quintessence

      Deluxe

      Hôtel Quintessence is an indulgent lakeside hideaway that’s tucked into the Laurentian Mountains. Offering impeccable service and opulent accomodations, it’s located just a ten-minute walk from the village of Mont-Tremblant of the ski slopes.

    • Hotel Manoir Belle Plage, Carleton-sur-Mer

      Manoir Belle Plage

      Medium

      A comfortable, modern hotel overlooking Chaleur Bay, the Manoir Belle Plage is a convenient choice for exploring the Gaspé Peninsula. It has a wide choice of rooms, a surprisingly good restaurant, and friendly, helpful staff.

    • Gite du Mont Albert, Gaspésie National Park

      Gite du Mont Albert

      Medium

      Surrounded on all sides by Québec’s Chic-Choc Mountains, the historic Gîte du Mont-Albert presents a unique opportunity to stay in the heart of Gaspésie National Park.

    • Hotel Riotel Percé, Percé

      Hotel Riotel Percé

      Medium

      The Riotel Percé enjoys an enviable shoreline position in the small, seaside town of Percé. Many of its rooms boast views of the town’s star attraction, the Rocher Percé.

    • The General Store, Val Jalbert Village Historique, near Chambord

      Val Jalbert Village Historique

      Medium

      Val Jalbert Village offers 25 delightful guest rooms, which are located either in the General Store or in period village houses. Each has been restored to a high standard, offering period charm along with modern day conveniences.

    • Superior room, Le Saint-Pierre Auberge Distinctive, Québec City

      Auberge Saint Pierre

      Medium

      Located in the Port district, Le Saint-Pierre is a boutique hotel that's full of old world charm, housed in a listed 19th century building in the heart of Québec’s old town, with many of the main attractions just a five minute walk away.

    • Hotel Manoir Victoria, Québec City

      Hotel Manoir Victoria

      Medium

      Situated atop the Cap Diamant, in the heart of Quebec’s old city, the Manoir Victoria is ideally located for exploring the historic district, and all while resting comfortably in a modern, upscale environment.

    • Auberge Saint Antoine, Québec City

      Auberge Saint Antoine

      Deluxe

      Auberge Sainte Antoine is a indulgent hotel in the historic heart of Québec City. It displays many relics unearthed from the site on which the hotel now stands.

    • Omni Mont Royal  , Montréal

      Omni Mont Royal

      Medium

      This hotel is in a great location for exploring the shops and restaurants of Montréal. It has an excellent bar and cafe which are popular with locals as well as hotel guests, and a sleek, stylish ambience.

    • Hotel Nelligan, Montréal

      Hotel Le Nelligan

      First Class

      This charming property is situated in Rue St Paul, right in the heart of old Montréal, and wonderfully reflects the atmosphere of the area. An historic building renovated with a contemporary twist, the Nelligan is a delightful boutique hotel.

    • The Ritz Carlton, Montréal

      The Ritz-Carlton Montréal

      Deluxe

      Located in the heart of downtown Montréal, the Ritz-Carlton is still one of the most elegant addresses in Canada, and has been a landmark of Canadian hospitality for over 100 years.

    • Hotel Le Cantlie Suites, Montréal

      Hotel Le Cantlie Suites

      Simple

      Hotel Le Cantlie Suites offers a simple, good-value hotel that's convenient to shops, restaurants and Mont Royal.

    • Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel , Montréal

      Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel

      First Class

      Generously-sized suites with kitchenettes offer guests a home from home in the heart of Montréal's most historic district. With good service and a convenient location, it's a handy option for exploring the city.

    • Ermitage du Lac, Mont Tremblant

      Ermitage du Lac

      Medium

      Nestled between Lac Tremblant and Lac Miroir, Ermitage du Lac is one of Tremblant's most intimate hotels.

    • Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Québec City

      Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

      First Class

      Overlooking the St. Lawrence River, Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac offers a wide range of rooms and suites to choose from, and possibly the finest restaurant in the city.

    • Le Place D'Armes Hotel & Suites, Montréal

      Hotel Place D'Armes

      First Class

      The Hotel Place D'Armes is located in the heart of Montréal's historic quarter and combines contemporary style with classic 19th century architecture.