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A vast province that makes up about one-sixth of Canada, Québec covers diverse landscapes — from historic cities to isolated Arctic tundra. The region reaches almost to the Arctic Circle in the north, borders the American states of Vermont and New York in the south, and Hudson Bay in the west. The St. Lawrence River, almost 1,200 kilometers long, runs through the most populated regions of the province.

While most visitors head for the two main cities, Montréal and Québec City, there are many things to do throughout the province in both summer and winter. Historical sites, cultural institutions, festivals, small towns, and beautiful parks and natural areas are just some of the highlights. Find the best places to visit in the province with our list of the top attractions in Québec.

Place Royale

Place Royale is the birthplace of Québec City, where Samuel de Champlain established the first habitation in 1608 and where there remains an outstanding collection of 17th- and 18th-century buildings that are a small sampling of Old Québec. The pretty stone church Notre-Dame des Victoires, dating to 1688, faces the square, along with modern tourist attractions like an outpost of the Musée de la Civilisation.

There is plenty of Old Québec City sightseeing within blocks, especially in the delightful Quartier Petit-Champlain, where historic buildings line narrow pedestrian-only streets. Here, you will find plenty of things to see and do, including artisan boutiques, a variety of fantastic restaurants, and a historic-themed trompe-l’oeil mural.

Le Château Frontenac

Overlooking Québec City, the grandiose Château Frontenac is the most iconic building in the provincial capital, visible from miles away. Canadian Pacific Railway constructed the hotel in 1894, and it still welcomes guests from around the world in one of the most romantic settings you can find.

The hillside vantage was once the location of Fort St.-Louis, but today, the wide boardwalk of Terrasse Dufferin provides scenic views south to Levis and the St. Lawrence River. Both hotel guests and tourists can see the ruins of the fort that lie beneath the Promenade des Gouverneurs, a main road which leads south toward the Plains of Abraham and the Citadel.

Address: 1 Rue des Carrières, Québec City, Québec

Mount Royal Park

Mont Royal is not only Montréal’s namesake but also the mountain at its heart. The 233-meter peak allows for a fine vantage over the largest city in Québec, especially from the Kondiaronk Belvedere. There are many events in the park, from winter ice-skating on Lac-aux-Castors and cross-country skiing to the beat of many drums at Les Tam-Tams, which happens on summer Sundays near the Sir George-Étienne Cartier monument. From the platform on the summit, visitors have a panoramic view over the Île de Montréal and the St. Lawrence River. If the air is particularly clear, you can also see the peaks of the Adirondacks in the U.S.

Chutes Montmorency

Just northeast of Québec City, the wide sweeping waterfall of Chutes Montmorency cascades down an 84-meter escarpment. The falls are higher than Niagara Falls, and a narrow pedestrian suspension bridge crosses the Montmorency River to île d’Orléans, enabling you to watch the water rush over the edge right beneath your feet. There is also a cable car, which travels to the top of the falls and provides great views of the surrounding landscape, and the Montmorency Manor houses an interpretive center and a restaurant. Visitors can also enjoy views of the falls from the numerous trails, stairways, and viewing platforms, and there are several picnic areas.

Address: 5300 boulevard Sainte-Anne, Québec

Old Montréal (Vieux-Montreal)

Best explored on foot, Old Montréal is a concentration of 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century buildings at the edge of the city’s Old Port. Many of the top Montréal tourist attractions are within this historic section of the city, including the neo-Gothic Notre-Dame Basilica and the pedestrian-friendly square at Place Jacques-Cartier. The Old Port area is home to many things to do with your family, including the Montréal Science Center and the Natrel Skating Rink. Couples and families alike will love La Grande Roue de Montréal (Observation Wheel). This newer addition to the river’s edge provides spectacular views over Old Montréal, downtown, and beyond from within enclosed gondolas.

Parc Jean Drapeau

Île Sainte-Hélène, an artificial island that hosted the World’s Fair in 1967, is now home to Parc Jean Drapeau and its numerous family-friendly attractions. The most popular thing to do with kids is a visit to the huge La Ronde Amusement Park, which offers a range of kiddie and thrill rides for all ages, as well as entertainment and games. Montreal Biodome, the world’s largest structure of its kind, is a biosphere highlighting green technology with exhibits about ecology and environmental issues; admission is free for tourists under 18.

History buffs will want to stop by the Stewart Museum, where permanent collections include thousands of pieces of art and artifacts, including household objects, military equipment and weapons, scientific equipment, and rare books. In addition, the museum hosts special exhibits and events throughout the year.

Location: Île Sainte-Hélène, Montréal, Québec

Canadian Museum of History


Notre-Dame Basilica

The regal-looking Notre-Dame Basilica is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Old Montréal and the city’s oldest church. Its twin towers and neo-Gothic façade stand above Place d’Armes, and the interior was designed by Victor Bourgeau. The church was founded in 1656, and the impressive present-day structure was built in 1829. Inside, the stained-glass windows and ornate wood carvings are a majestic sight.

Other notable features are a 7,000-pipe organ and a hand-carved pulpit; tours are available with an admission charge. Often, an evening light-and-sound show introduces Montréal history through illuminating projections.

In Québec City, there is also the Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, known for its stained-glass windows, Episcopal canopy, and ornate altar. Completed in 1844, it was designed by the architect Baillairgé.

Address: 110 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, Québec

La Citadel de Québec

Sitting atop Cap Diamant and facing the St. Lawrence River, the star-shaped Citadel de Québec has been ready to defend Québec City since 1832. Its imposing presence is punctuated by thick walls and commanding ramparts, which are surrounded by deep ditches. The military museum is open year-round and housed in the fort’s former 18th-century powder magazine, and during the summer months, tourists are treated to a daily morning Changing of the Guard ceremony.

The Citadel is still in use as an active military post and serves as quarters for all ranks, as well as the summer home of Canada’s Governor General. It also serves as headquarters to the distinguished 22nd Canadian Regiment.

Address: 1 Côte de la Citadelle,Québec City, Québec

Mont Tremblant

Ski resorts in the Canadian Laurentians are favorite winter destinations, and chief among them is Mont Tremblant — the highest peak in the Laurentians (960 meters), located about 150 kilometers north of Montréal. Good dining, entertainment, and ample accommodations define the resort community, which is housed in a quaint pedestrian village. The region is also a fall destination, when leaves turn autumn shades of orange, red, and gold.

Another popular ski area is Mont Sainte-Anne, located near Québec City. In addition to excellent winter sports conditions, the resort offers plenty of summer activities, including camping, hiking, mountain biking, and golf.

Address: 1000 Chemin des Voyageurs Mont-Tremblant, Mont Tremblant, Québec

Montreal Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanique)

The lush and lovely Botanical Gardens cover 75 hectares adjacent to the Olympic stadium in Montréal’s Parc Maisonneuve. The facility is home to both outdoor and greenhouse gardens, many of which are centered around a particular culture. Among the 20 outdoor gardens are the Chinese Garden, Japanese Garden, and First Nations Garden, each of which celebrates the traditions of their respective culture.

The 10 exhibition greenhouses contain a total of around 3,000 specimens, including collections of orchids, bonsai and penjing, cacti, cycads, and many others. The organization also provides talks, workshops, and other educational materials to help visitors with their own gardening endeavors.

Also within the same park, the Insectarium is a family-friendly attraction, which introduces rare and common insects, and there is an excellent planetarium, which immerses visitors in the world of astronomy.

Address: 4101 Rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal, Québec

Gatineau Park

A hilly, largely undeveloped forest and serene lakes make up Gatineau Park, located near the city and river of the same name. Within park boundaries, Mackenzie King Estate is the former home to the eccentric Canadian prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King and at Lusk Cave, visitors can take tours of this marble cavern.

Belvédère Champlain (Champlain Lookout) is the park’s most popular vantage point, providing photo-worthy views over the river valley and tree-covered hills — an especially impressive sight in autumn. A mix of walkers, cyclists, and dog owners enjoy the park trails, and there are also facilities for camping, swimming, fishing, and skiing.

Address: 33 Scott Road, Old Chelsea, Québec

Hudson Bay

The far-reaching landscape and waters of Hudson Bay are one of the most remote areas of Canada, covering an area of 637,000 square kilometers. With areas reaching into the Arctic Circle, the harsh terrain is home to rarities of the natural world. Here, you can find over 800 species of Arctic vegetation, including Arctic lupine, polar poppies, and purple saxifrage. Migratory birds, and seals are common, and polar bears sometimes make an appearance.

The bay itself is home to a healthy fish population, and Beluga whales are seen occasionally. The Inuit peoples are the traditional residents of the region, and the small outpost communities have stood the test of time.

Forillon National Park

This wild and rugged national park sits at the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula, jutting into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Dramatic scenery abounds, with limestone cliffs and the isolated Cap des Rosiers Lighthouse. This lighthouse is the tallest in Canada and is also home to a good information center, which provides education about the area’s wildlife. This area of Gaspésie is popular with bird-watchers, and you can find several whale-watching boat excursions here. Those who are willing to take the path along Cap Bon-Ami are rewarded with stunning views of the cliffs along the cape.

Address: 122 Gaspé Boulevard, Gaspé, Québec

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

Half a million pilgrims come to the quiet, riverside town of Ste-Anne de Beaupré each year, the home of the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Saint Anne is the patron saint of Québec, and she is credited with many miraculous events. The entryway is covered in discarded crutches, which pay testament to the sick, disabled, and injured people who have reported miracle cures. The existing structure was built in 1926, however the spot has been home to a house of worship dedicated to Saint Anne since the 17th century.

Also in the area, located just northeast of Québec City, there are river canyons and waterfalls at Chutes Ste-Anne and Sept-Chutes. Here, tourists can explore the nature trails and admire the gorge from suspension bridges.

Address: 10018 Ave Royale, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec

Iles de la Madeleine

In the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the sand dunes and beaches of the Îles de la Madeleine archipelago are an idyllic and lively spot in summertime. About 90 kilometers of thread-like sand dunes connect six of the twelve islands in the Îles de la Madeleine archipelago. The islands are ideal for water sports, bird-watchers, and anyone who enjoys long walks in the dunes; the best time for a visit is in August.

Île du Havre aux Maisons, with its gentle hills, red cliffs, winding paths, and scattered houses is one of Îles de la Madeleine’s most beautiful islands. Traditional homes stand between a heritage school, century-old convent, and Sainte-Madeleine Church. Also on Havre-aux-Maisons, Cap Alright has a small lighthouse and is noted for its impressive offshore rock formations.

Half the people of the archipelago live on Île du Cap aux Meules, and from here, a ferry crosses to Île d’Entrée, the only inhabited island not connected to the others. There is a wonderful view from the Butte du Vent over the surrounding islands, and on a clear day it is possible to see as far as Cape Breton Island, nearly 100 kilometers away. Île du Havre-Aubert is the southernmost island in the archipelago, and its little town has the Musée de la Mer.

Bonaventure Island (île Bonaventure)

This island off the Gaspé Peninsula in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is a renowned bird sanctuary, where about 50,000 gannets flock during the summer. The island features the Gaspésie’s rugged, picturesque scenery and sheer rocky cliffs. A nature trail provides a bird-watching route, where tourists will also see other seabirds including Atlantic puffins, terns, razorbills, and multiple varieties of cormorants.

The park also encompasses the much-photographed Rocher Percé (Pierced Rock) among other rocky outcrops and magnificent cliffs, which have been carved by the elements. The island’s position along the Percé Coast makes it an excellent destination for photographers and nature-lovers during the summer months.


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