From King George VI to Alfred Hitchcock, countless personalities have walked these halls. Known as the world’s most photographed hotel, the Château Frontenac opened in Québec City in 1893 and has been welcoming guests into its historic halls ever since.
Originally landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted, best known for New York City’s Central Park, Montréal’s Mount Royal was designated a park in 1876. Bike, walk or rollerblade your way to the top to escape the hustle and bustle of the city below.
Leave the crowds behind and collapse in your tipi as another day full of adventure in the Laurentians comes to an end. Tomorrow will bring more beaches, more cycling, hiking and picnics. But for now, fall asleep to silence.
Quebecers’ guilty pleasure, poutine is served in every city, town, arena and chip shack in the province – all serving the world’s best poutine. Indulge like a local and order up a serving of this Québec classic for a tasty late-night snack.
The starting point for the Appalachians, this region of riverside roads and national parks brings the natural beauty of the outdoors to life. From mountaintops to lush valleys, our backyard is overflowing with hiking trails, cycling routes and campsites with an amazing view of the stars.
Picture perfect. That’s the vast Laurentians Wildlife Reserve. Over 2,000 lakes and rivers, pristine valleys and wild residents that include caribou and native trout. The great outdoors – it’s in our nature. Come and experience it.
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean’s breathtaking scenery will leave you nature-struck. Cliffs rise to over 300 m along the fjord that cuts its way into this region of outsized adventure and emotion. By water or land, the exhilaration is all-natural.
Conversations get heated when locals debate who makes the best Montréal bagel: St-Viateur Bagel, hand-rolling theirs since 1957, or Fairmont Bagel, the city’s original bagel shop. With loyal fans on both sides, you’ll just have to sample a few and decide for yourself.
With 256 km of paved asphalt circling the picturesque Lake Saint-Jean, the Véloroute des Bleuets is an entirely unique way to take Québec for a spin. Free and accessible to cyclists of all levels, the Véloroute des Bleuets offers something new at every corner.
Nature goes to town at Mont-Tremblant. The natural beauty of Parc national du Mont-Tremblant, Québec’s largest park, is right next door to this European-style village, where you can enjoy après-hike shopping and eating.
There are up to 13 species of whales swimming the St. Lawrence River, from friendly belugas to the giant blue. Get up close in a boat, zodiac or sea kayak and wave hello!
Whether it’s busy Sainte-Catherine Street, vibrant Saint-Laurent, the many markets or the charming boutiques of Old Montréal, shopping in Montréal is full of unique finds, well-known brands and one-of-a-kinds.
Montréal’s countless parks are ready and waiting for you and your picnic basket. From food trucks to local eateries such as Dinette Triple Crown, there’s takeout for every appetite. So pack your basket, find your spot, sit back and dig in.
We dare you to ride the rapids. All summer long, you can kayak or raft your way along the unforgettably thrilling Rouge River.
Just For Laughs is the world’s largest comedy festival. Every summer we entertain (and gently offend) with over 1,700 performers from around the world. That works out to around 1,600 acts – 1,200 of which are absolutely free.
The Festival Western de St-Tite started out as a publicity stunt in 1967. Since then the festival has transformed the entire town into our very own Wild West.
Dotted with orchards and spectacular views around every corner, the Cider Route links 12 cider houses that showcase Québec’s passion and dedication to the art of making local cider.
Québec makes escaping effortless. Disappear into one of our Nordic baths, where the alternating hot and cold sensations will leave you feeling refreshed. Breathe in our fresh air or plunge into the cool waters of our lakes and rivers. However you pamper yourself, the Laurentians is the place to do it.
One of the world’s largest natural arches, Rocher Percé appears as a ship under sail and takes centre stage in various love stories, myths and legends.
Step back in time as Québec pays tribute to more than 400 years of history. Themed events and surprise activities will delight as the cobblestone streets of Old Québec come back to life.
The many farms and orchards of Charlevoix provide fresh inspiration for our chefs as they craft creative seasonal menus. From apples to maple syrup, each dish incorporates a local twist.
Foresta Lumina is a place of light, mystery, magic and myth. Wander its enchanted trails and discover fantastic creatures that have been travelling these woods since the dawn of time.
When nature dims the lights, the ASTROLab observatory in Parc national du Mont-Mégantic reveals the nighttime splendours above. Travel the stars through interactive evenings and telescope viewing at this International Dark-Sky Reserve.
Over 300 shows at 10 venues in 11 days – that’s the Festival d’été de Québec. Canada’s biggest music festival entertains over one million festivalgoers every year. From intimate shows to huge concerts, music fans can dance away the day and continue into the night.
Air Canada offers unparalleled access and award-winning service from the USA to Québec, with the most daily nonstop flights into Montréal.know more