Four Centuries in Quebec
Total Mileage/Average drive time
169 miles, 2 hours, 55 minutes
Experience over 400 years of history as you make your next trip through the Province of Quebec. Start your trip in Quebec City where you'll be immersed in rich military history then on to Sainte-Anne-de-la-Parade, the world capital of the Tommy Cod. Your next stop is Trois Rivieres or Three Rivers, which on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. You'll end your adventure in the home of Quebec's cultural capital—Montreal.
1. Quebec City - Starting Point
One look around Quebec City and you'll know immediately this place is unique. This 400-year-old town is the only fortified city still standing north of Mexico. Along the banks of the St. Lawrence River you'll find military history and religion intermingling just as they did when the town was founded. Discover Quebec City on foot, by boat or hop on a hot air balloon. Quebec City has something for everyone.
2. Sainte-Anne-de-la-Perade - 54 miles, 53 minutes
Located between Quebec City and Montreal in a small town with a big fishing habit. In Sainte-Anne-de-la Perade anglers are looking for the abundant Petite Poissons dex Chenaux or in English, Tommy Cod. This town is the World Capital of the Tommy Cod and visitors know it, because they start coming to the area in November and stay until about March. If ice fishing is your bag, then this is your place.
3. Trois Rivieres - 28 miles, 30 minutes
Trois Rivieres is the second oldest French-speaking town in North America right behind Montreal and sits on the North shore of the St. Lawrence River. This river town has lots to offer visitors looking for an afternoon of entertainment or a week of adventure. You can dip your toes in the St. Lawrence River or attend a curling tournament, join a paint ball battle or browse an art gallery. Trois Rivieres has what you need to relax in style.
4. Montreal - 87 miles, 1 hour, 32 minutes
Montreal is the lady of the Quebec Province. Cultural activities abound in this big city with a small town atmosphere. Visitors can roll the dice at the Montreal Casino or go shopping at the Underground City. See some amazing architecture while visiting the Notre Dame Basilica or relive some of sports' greatest moments at the Montreal Olympic stadium. You'll definitely stay busy in one of the liveliest cities in North America.