Predominantly French speaking, the vast province of Quebec has diverse landscapes, a rich culture, tasty gastronomy and a calendar full of festivals. While the lure of Montreal and Quebec City is hard to resist, we highly recommend you take the opportunity to venture outside the city confines and discover the wilderness beyond.
Within easy reach of Montreal are the lovely Laurentian Mountains where you'll discover rolling hills, beautiful lakes and picturesque villages. The region is must for those who love the outdoors with its national and regional parks, vast protected areas and wide-open spaces. Not to be missed in this region is Mont-Tremblant, which while renowned as a top ski resort offers many activities throughout the year along with major international sporting and cultural events.
The Manicouagan region is another wonderful place to visit if you like the outdoor life, beaches, good food and adventure. One of the region's crowning jewels is the Saguenay-St Lawrence Marine Park, at the mouth of the Fjord du Saguenay. Head to Tadoussac and along with spectacular scenery discover fabulous whale watching, an abundance of marine life, hiking trails, watersports and ecotourism activities.
Located between Montreal and Quebec City, Mauricie is a region of stunning natural beauty which spans from the St Lawrence River to the heart of the boreal forest. Mauricie is famed for its picturesque scenery, dense forests, history, heritage and welcoming people.
GMT -5 hours
Mont-Tremblant is about 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Montreal; Tadoussac is approximately 3 hours drive from Quebec City, while St-Alexis-des-Monts is about 2 hours drive from Quebec City or Montreal.
Spring stirs around mid-March in Quebec and is when the snow begins to melt and the sun feels warmer. June to September is an ideal time to get out and play with plenty of warm weather, perfect for the outdoor life. Autumn sweeps in with a burst of colour and is the perfect time for long rambles and leisurely bike rides. Winter brings snow and freezing temperatures, but you’ll still find lots of fun and activities on offer.
This two hour walking tour is designed to give visitors a general sense of the history of the fortress and hub that is Québec City, as well as an understanding of the lives of those that have inhabited it throughout the centuries. Available selected dates year round from Québec City.
On this two hour walking tour see some of the area’s native animals, including black bears. Watch them in their natural environment as your guide advises on specific habitats, needs and behavioural traits. Available selected dates May-Oct from Sacré-Coeur (Tadoussac).
A 3½ hour full narrated tour which stops at the Notre Dame Basilica (entrance not included), residential and financial districts, historic Old Montréal, gives an outside view of the Olympic Complex and a panoramic view from Mont Royal. Available selected dates year round from Montréal.
Departing from Tadoussac you will cross the St Lawrence River for a three hour whale watching cruise aboard a boat with exceptional panoramic views. You can also take the tour aboard a zodiac. Minimum age 6. Available selected dates May-Oct from Tadoussac.
This three hour tour explores the bustling streets of downtown Montréal and beneath via the Underground Pedestrian Network known as the Underground City. The tour also includes a brief visit into Old Montréal before concluding at Notre Dame Basilica. Available selected dates year round from Montréal.
This full day tour begins with a scenic transfer through the Charlevoix Region and onto Baie-Ste-Catherine for an exciting three hour whale watching cruise. Learn about the marine life and Saguenay Fjord from the onboard naturalist guide. Available selected dates May-Oct from Québec City.