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15 Original Road Trips for Original Getaways

Get out and explore Québec's roads to discover a myriad of things to see and do. It's a great opportunity to admire the exceptional landscapes and charming villages that make up the province's rich heritage.

On your mark… Get set… Go! Here are a few routes to discover:

1- Chemins d’eau – NEW
Outaouais Follow in the wake of explorers who knew the secrets of the Ottawa River and its tributaries. Over the centuries, the Ottawa River has been the route for copper, furs and lumber, playing a pivotal role in the growth of this region and the entire country. Follow the path of Canada’s explorers on these waterways and relive the history of the men and women who built their lives by the river. Route length: over 270 km

2- Circuits des fontaines artistiques – NEW
Abitibi-Témiscamingue Admire the work of the artisans who designed these magnificent fountains and visit ten municipalities of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. Discover the landscapes of Amos-Harricana through these family-friendly driving tours! Make a wish!

3- Circuit Brasseurs des cantons – NEW
Eastern Townships In the Eastern Townships, you’ll find a microbrewery virtually everywhere you look—each more appealing than the last! Discover the region’s craft beers as you drive on this microbrewery circuit through the Eastern Townships. Route length: about 300 km

©TQ/A.Quenneville
©TQ/A.Quenneville

4- Route des bières de l’Est-du-Québec
Bas Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, Îles-de-la-Madeleine Enjoy the sea breeze—and a route that’s just as refreshing with its dozen breweries and a selection of 50 different beers to choose from. Craft beer-lovers, you're in for a treat!

5- La route des bières
Eastern TownshipsTake a guided tour and discover four microbreweries in four towns. This is also a great opportunity to admire the area’s breathtaking landscapes. During this six-hour tour, you’ll meet passionate brewers and get the chance to eat like kings and queens!

6- Countryman’s Tour
Montérégie – Take in beautiful country landscapes in the Montérégie area as you discover unique products. The stars of this route are pick-your-own berry farms, apple orchards, vineyards, cider houses, cheese dairies, producers of delicatessen products, honey and mead, as well as livestock ranches and lavender farms. Route length: about 200 km

7- The Gourmet Route
Québec City and area – A unique agritourism and gourmet experience awaits you as you explore this route, visiting fifty artisanal agri-food businesses in the greater Québec City area. Visit farmers and producers, processors, chefs and grocers—and taste some of the finest foods around!

8- Charlevoix’s Flavour Trail
There’s only one selection criteria for this gourmet route: using products from the Charlevoix region, famous for its ciders, craft beers, fine cheeses and chocolates, organic meats, humanely raised duck and fresh produce. Route length: about 200 km.

9- Route to Gourmet Delights
Centre-du-Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches – Fill up your basket with a selection of flavourful cheeses among 80 available varieties and enjoy a wide rage of products, such as goat and sheep cheese; cranberry and maple products; deer, goose and wapiti meat; and more!

10- Chemin du terroir
Laurentides – Country scenery and gourmet escapades are on the menu! This marked route highlights agritourism, culture, heritage and history. Route length: about 230 km.

11- Goûtez Lanaudière! Agritourism Tours
Lanaudière – Explore country roads as you follow these five gourmet routes through the Lanaudière region to meet farmers, producers, processors and artisans who will help you discover their local products.

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12- Gourmet Trail – A Thousand Ways to Savour Nature  
Duplessis, Manicouagan – A unique gourmet experience to discover local products north of the St. Lawrence. Enjoy countless delights from the land and sea!

13- Parcours aux saveurs d’ici 
Centre-du-Québec – With plenty of stops to discover vineyards, orchards, cheese dairies, gourmet restaurants, berry farms and buckwheat flour producers, this route is a truly delicious escapade into a countryside like no other. Route length: about 200 km.

14- The Fine Food Tour
Gaspésie, Bas-Saint-Laurent – Meet the artisan, producers and processors who live along the Gaspé coast and its inland areas. Savour a wide range of high-quality products—what a great excuse to head off to Gaspésie!

15- Outaouais Gourmet Way
Outaouais – Discover a range of agritourism destinations that will delight your senses and appetite, and explore the various routes available. It's time to cultivate a taste for the finer things, and what better place to do it than in the Outaouais region? 

Official tourist routes

Enjoy an authentic Québec experience as you explore any of its official tourist routes that hug the river or criss-cross the countryside near major highways. Just follow the blue road signs!