Québec sets itself apart with its vast number of mountains, waterfalls and rivers, a unique fjord and the majestic St. Lawrence River. Explore close to 30 national parks and countless regional and municipal parks as well as natural sites that make up over 1,000 m2 of protected wilderness, breathtaking landscapes and a stunning array of flora and fauna.
Whether you’re interested in hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, Québec provides you with an endless selection of outdoor activities. You can also find a wide range of accommodations, from comfortable country inns, resorts and rustic cottages to campsites and ready-to-camps. Regardless of when you visit, you will enjoy having a vast selection of activities at your fingertips, in any season.
Heading out on Québec’s roads means exploring landscapes that change with the seasons, meeting friendly people and getting to know a unique culture. Discover the mighty St. Lawrence River and its islands, taste local flavors or soak up the province’s history as you travel along spectacular routes. Whether your vehicle of choice is a motorcycle, a car or an RV, plenty of adventures await at every turn on Québec’s roads. And whether your journey takes you along a single road or a themed itinerary of food trails or picturesque landscapes, you may choose to follow a marked route or map of your own. In Quebec, all roads lead to discovery.
The St. Lawrence is at once a river, estuary and gulf. It’s also one of the longest rivers in the world, stretching across Québec for nearly 2,000 km from east to west. East of Québec City, the river widens and mixes with salt water to create a unique marine environment of distinctive islands, beaches, wildlife, plants, and tides.
Thirteen species of whale are found in the St. Lawrence River, much to the delight of those who come to observe them. With over 150 cruises and excursions of all kinds on a wide variety of watercraft, you can explore the St. Lawrence River from one end to the other. Taking in the scenery while observing marine mammals and birds up close is the perfect way to see Québec.
Charlevoix Parc National des Grands © TQ S. Deschênes Jardins
Charlevoix © TQ / JF. Frenette
Manicougan © TQ / M. Loiselle