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28 January 2022

5 Best Things To Do In Quebec

Quebec may be famous for being the only predominately French-speaking province in Canada, but is also one of Canada’s most beautiful provinces to explore. From the culture to the food to the stunning scenery, Quebec is a dream destination. Whether you’re travelling as a couple, a group of friends or as a family, you’ll find plenty to love about Quebec. We won’t even attempt to summarize the entire province in today’s guide — instead we’d like to simply offer 5 of the best things to do here.

Please keep in mind that this list of things to do in Quebec is entirely subjective and we’re sorry if some of your top spots haven’t made our list. We could spend months making a list of 50 things to do in Quebec and still miss dozens of worthwhile attractions and activities. Let us know in a comment about your favourite Quebec activities and worthwhile places to visit in Quebec — we’d love to hear from you!

If anything we mentioned in this guide inspires you to visit Quebec, we invite you to explore our range of Quebec Resorts, Inns and Boutique Hotels, as well as our curated Quebec Experiences.

View of Quebec in winter

5) See the Sights in Quebec City

You haven’t really been to Quebec until you’ve explored the quaintly beautiful Quebec City. From the architecture and general aesthetic, you’d be forgiven for believing you’re somewhere in Europe. And when winter comes and the snow blankets the city, there is a distinct feeling of being in a sleepy alpine town in France. Make sure you visit Place Royale, a square of buildings constructed in the 17th and 18th centuries. See where Quebec was first founded. The Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is also guaranteed to wow even non-religious visitors to the city.

4) Explore Montreal

Just as with Quebec City, we could have an entire guide all about Montreal. This spectacular city has its own cool and distinct vibe. For many who visit, food is top of the menu as the city is famous for its poutine, one of Canada’s most beloved dishes. Make sure you visit Old Montreal — the part of the city established in the 17th century by settlers from France. The architecture is incredible, the promenades elegant and the area has some of the best restaurants in the city.

3) Explore Canyon Sainte-Anne

Canyon Sainte-Anne is just a 30-minute drive from Quebec City, which is remarkable when you take in the absolute sense of wilderness and wonder you feel when you arrive there. Located just outside the town of Beaupré, this area is characterized by a steep-sided gorge, a powerful river and a spectacular 74 metre high waterfall. For a truly spectacular experience, our Canyon Sainte-Anne Experience involves carefully climbing your way through this beautiful natural canyon on a Via Ferrata — a clip-in cable system to ensure you are completely safe at all times. The views and sense of scale are impossible to convey with words or even photography — you’ll have to come here yourself to experience it. It’s worth noting that you won’t need any previous climbing experience.

For a more relaxing, but no less exhilarating experience at Canyon Sainte-Anne, try the family-friendly Fly Above a Gorge Adventure. Soar above the sheer canyon on a secure high-speed chair ride with the churning river, waterfall and forest below your feet. A breathtaking adventure you won’t soon forget.

2) Embark on an RV Adventure in Quebec

Quebec’s winding country roads make for great road trips. And while we love a good road trip, taking one with an RV is even better. We’ve got two RV Quebec adventures we think you’ll love.

Love to ski? Try our carefully crafted Ski Quebec RV Experience, which combines the best of Quebec’s skiing with an RV road trip. The winter is a great time to travel in a cozy RV and enjoy the peaceful beauty of the snowy landscapes — what an adventure! You’ll travel from one top ski destination to another and won’t have to unpack each time.

If you’d prefer a more urban RV road trip, then our Toronto to Montreal RV Experience is perhaps the option for you. This trip starts in Toronto and ends in Montreal, so it is not exclusive to Quebec — you’ll have the opportunity to take in the lush landscapes of both provinces in one succinct trip. Enjoy the big cities of Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, while also seeing the beauty of the countryside. A perfect summer or fall trip, but available all year for those who love cozy winter RV travel.

1) Explore the Majestic Saguenay Fjord by Kayak

The Saguenay Fjord is perhaps Quebec’s most surprising landscape. Sheer granite cliffs, carved by glacial forces thousands of years ago, plunge into the Saguenay River. On the cliffs, you’ll find pristine forest landscapes and stunning views. In the water, you’ll see an incredible biodiversity and might even spot a beluga — a pod of them lives here year round. Other whales make this area home as well, especially in the spot where the Saguenay flows into the St. Lawrence. This area is special enough to be protected by two parks: the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park and the Saguenay Fjord National Park.

One of the very best ways to see the beauty of this region up close is by kayak. For an incredible 3-day adventure, try our Saguenay Fjord Kayak Experience, which covers vast distances and provides a perfect introduction to this amazing region. For a more family-friendly trip, you might prefer our Beginner Saguenay Fjord by Kayak Experience, which also gets up close to the fjord and its majestic qualities but is designed for those with little to no kayaking experience.

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Category: Quebec