Welcome to Quebec
Steeped in tradition and history, Québec has retained its strong links to the French lifestyle, language and culture. From Montréal and Québec City to Gaspé Peninsula, there is much for RVer.
Old world charm, modern cities and awesome landscapes come together in Québec, the French-speaking province that opens its arms to people from across the world, regardless of language.
Montréal is Canada's second largest city with 1.7 million people (3.8 in the metropolitan region). There is an endless array of restaurants, coffee houses, and music clubs. Place Jacques-Cartier and Place d'Armes are must-see spots in Old Montréal. Become acquainted with the city's history at the nearby museums of Pointe-à-Callière and Chateau Ramezay. The Old Port of Montréal offers varied activities including the Montréal Science Centre, the Montréal Clock Tower, and river excursions. Consisting of three buildings, the Casino de Montréal is the largest casino in Canada. The 250-acre park Mont-Royal Park occupies part of the mountain that lies in the midst of Montréal Island including the highest spot in the city.
Québec City is the capital of the province and is the only fortified city in North America with 2.8 miles of walls and gates. This historic city is divided in two by steep bluffs into Upper Town and Lower Town. The Citadel, Chateau Frontenac, Plains of Abraham, and the Québec Parliament are attractions located in Upper Town. The Naval Museum of Québec and the Old Port of Québec are found in Lower Town, as well as Place-Royal, the site of the first permanent settlement in New France. Within the Chateau Frontenac area, you'll find horse-drawn carriages, street entertainers, singers, and artists, particularly at Old Québec's own open-air art gallery, Rue du Tresor.
Located in Western Québec, Abitibi-Témiscamingue offers wide open spaces dominated by forest and an abundance of lakes. Visit La Cité de l'Or and tour a mine 300 feet underground. Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site commemorates the role played by this trading post.
Bas-Saint-Laurent on the St. Lawrence's southern shore with coastal levees and hills give way to a land of forests, winding rivers, and lakes.
At Drummondville's Village Québécois d'Antan, immerse yourself in the traditions of 1810 to 1910 by visiting more than 40 historical buildings. In Victoriaville explore Sir Wilfrid Laurier National Historic Site, home of Canada's prime minister at the turn of the 20th century.
Mountains and seascapes combine with capes, outcroppings, and valleys to create beautiful natural surroundings and breathtaking views.
Bordered to the south by the Appalachians and bisected by the Chaudière river valley, the region is dotted with riverside villages. Visit Seigneurie des Aulnaies and Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière, two stately manors from the mid 19th century.
From Labrador to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Duplessis features forests and endless miles of coastline with rivers and beaches.
The Eastern Townships is a picturesque region of rolling hills and villages with Victorian architecture, theatres, art galleries, museums, regional wineries, and antique shops.
Visit Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook and cross the Coaticook gorge on the 535-foot suspended footbridge.
This vast northern region is home to innumerable rivers and waterways, boreal forest, tundra, taiga, and scattered Cree villages.
Percé Rock, a 1,540-foot-long monolith rising out of the sea and Île Bonaventure, home to 50,000 nesting Northern gannets is a prime travel destination. Not far from Percé the craggy coastline of Forillon National Park offers an impressive natural area.
This archipelago consists of a dozen islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Since fishing is the main commercial activity take advantage of your stay to enjoy lobster, scallops, crab, fresh or smoked fish.
From fertile fields along the St. Lawrence River to the wide open spaces and forest-covered mountains to the north, the region is a prime destination for hikers, bikers, and ATVers.
Located north of Montréal, the Laurentides is a popular region of mountains, lakes, and resorts. Activities include hiking, canoeing, camping, fishing, and skiing. Tremblant is a popular four-season resort.
Located on an island in the St. Laurence next door to Montréal, Laval offers the Cosmodome, the only astronautics museum in Canada and Carrefour Laval, the largest shopping centre in Québec.
From the Saguenay Fjord to the mouth of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and from the shoreline to the Manicouagan reservoir, Manicouagan lends itself to hiking, camping, scuba diving, sea kayaking, and fishing.
From the banks of the St. Lawrence, the Mauricie extends into the heart of the boreal forest, a vast forested domain with lakes and rivers.
Southeast of Montréal this region is home to orchards, maple groves, and vineyards. Visit the Chambly Canal, Fort Chambly, and Fort Lennox national historic sites.
This land of the Inuit is reached only by air.
Located on the Ottawa River across from the Canadian capital, Gatineau offers a variety of cultural assets and natural attractions featuring hills, valleys, and forests. Travel through 1,000 years of Canadian history at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
This region covers an immense wilderness that is ideal for hiking, camping, scuba diving, sea kayaking, hunting, and fishing.