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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, QuébecOne 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 travelers. 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.

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    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.

    • Highlights of Québec: La Belle Province
      Québec City, Québec

      Highlights of Québec: La Belle Province

      Highlights of Québec: La Belle Province

      With a character that’s distinct from the rest of Canada due to its French influences, Québec feels like its own country. Here, Canada specialist Jon shares what to see and do in the province, from historic cities to sleepy villages and whale-rich fjords.

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    • Canada self-drive vacations: Ontario and Québec
      Algonquin Provincial Park

      Canada self-drive vacations: Ontario and Québec

      Canada self-drive vacations: 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.

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    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.