During their trip to Quebec, a province of Canada, visitors will be surprised by the vastness of this territory. Loggers, sugar shacks and maple syrup are still part of Quebec culture. And winter is as impressive as they say. But the culture of the Belle province is above all that of the Frenchman of America. Thus, from one end of this vast territory to the other, we will appreciate the legendary hospitality of Quebec's cousins. In its cities with a strong identity, such as Montreal and Quebec City, as well as in its immense nature. The national parks (Jacques Cartier, Gaspésie, Mont Tremblant) and nature reserves invite visitors to immerse themselves in the majestic beauty of the water bodies that entwine the dense and mysterious forest. The fauna and flora are diversified and activities practiced all year round, such as sled dogs, whale watching, hiking in search of black bears or sea kayaking, will satisfy lovers of the outdoors and open spaces. The beaches, with white, ochre and pink sand, will also seduce you. Whales thrive in the Saguenay Fjord and Gulf of St. Lawrence, harp seals give birth on the ice floe in the Magdalen Islands, moose and caribou nestle in the vast forest... A Quebec tourist guide will help you make the most of this colourful province, rich in human, historical and territorial diversity, which promises both a total change of scenery and a feeling of "home" for Europeans

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When to go to Quebec?

Quebec is beautiful in all seasons, but depending on your interests, certain times of the year are best. Here are some tips on when to go to Quebec.

High tourist season: mid-May to mid-October, mid-December to January, and February. Lovers of nature and the outdoors will certainly find their happiness at all times, but summer and winter are more suitable for outdoor activities. However, the magic of the colours in autumn (September and October) is worth a visit. In the summer, Quebec lives to the rhythm of festivals of all kinds, especially in June and July in Montreal and Quebec City. Although many major festivals offer year-round programming, summer becomes a pretext to transform streets, esplanades and parks into real open-air popular festivals. To live a total experience at the heart of the purest traditions of Quebec, winter is the perfect time to do so. Snowshoeing, dog sledding or snowmobiling, ice fishing, hockey, Quebec Winter Carnival... It is also the ideal season to taste traditional dishes such as tourtière, cipaille, stewed meatballs and other hearty dishes that will help you hold out during the cold. As early as March, a trip to the sugar shack is a must.

Low tourist season: mid-October to mid-December, January, March and April to mid-May. Between January and March, you can also enjoy the pleasures of Quebec winter, without the hustle and bustle of school holidays. A good plan to find yourself alone in the middle of nature.

How to go to Quebec? Our advice & tips

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  • Going alone
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Quebec is a very popular destination for French tour operators. Several types of stays are available, including large cities such as Montreal and Quebec City, large natural parks such as Mont-Megantic or the Saguenay Fjord. Stays are often centred around a season and activities that correspond: sled dogs, snowshoes and sugar shacks in winter; music festivals, kayaking and fishing in summer.

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Quebec is a very welcoming region. You will not have the language barrier and the cultural codes are not very far from ours, which facilitates contacts and exchanges. You will have to rent a car and take into account the long distances between the sites, but solo travel is very easily possible.

Many regions of Quebec are served by domestic flights, but fares are not cheap at all (except for the new Montreal-Quebec City route offered by Westjet). However, if you want to fly to Toronto or another major Canadian city, the fares are much more affordable. Quebec has a vast network of ferries. The Quebec network is well organized but recently, many small municipalities are no longer served, particularly on the Orléans Express network.

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  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
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  • Tailor-made trip
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When to travel?

Quebec is beautiful in all seasons, but depending on your interests, certain times of the year are best. Here are som...
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Weather forecast

Temperature and precipitation vary from one region to another. While the winter is slightly milder in the southwester...
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Budget

Here are some price estimates to help you establish a budget. One night in a youth hostel for one person costs a mini...
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Formalities

French, Belgian and Swiss travellers are accepted for six months and must have completed their electronic travel auth...
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Health

There is nothing to fear in Quebec, the health level is the same as in Europe. Just check that your conventional vacc...
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How to travel by yourself?

Quebec is a very welcoming region. You will not have the language barrier and the cultural codes are not very far fro...
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How to get organized?

Quebec is a very popular destination for French tour operators. Several types of stays are available, including large...
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Getting around

Many regions of Quebec are served by domestic flights, but fares are not cheap at all (except for the new Montreal-Qu...
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