Québec is Canada's largest province and one of the most fascinating areas of North America. It is also the second largest province in terms of population after Ontario. The provincial capital is Québec City, while the largest city in the province is Montreal, which is the second largest city in Canada.
French is the first language spoken by most of the population of Québec and is the official language of the province. It borders Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and the Newfoundland and Labrador peninsula to the west; to the east with Ontario; to the south with the territory of Nunavut and the following US states: Maine, Vermont, New York and New Hampshire.
Her European atmosphere and its history, culture and the warmth of the population have made Québec one of the top tourist destinations in North America. Its French heritage characterizes the entire province and sets it apart from most of Canada.
It is one of the few historical areas in North America to have completely preserved its Francophone culture. Québec's cultural ties are much closer to Western Europe than to the United States, making this area rich in historical charm and connection.
Québec is the place where North America and European culture they meet in perfect harmony. Here travelers can enjoy Canada's welcoming environment with a taste of French charm. The great blue lakes, the snow-capped mountains, the rivers of clear water and the historic villages enchant all those lucky enough to visit this beautiful region of Canada.
A trip or vacation to Québec it is truly a joy for all the senses, with its world-renowned art museums, delicious French cuisine, architectural beauty and the vibrant music scene of Montreal and Québec City. The smaller towns in the countryside offer travelers a distinctive glimpse of French Canadian culture with beautiful inns and colony houses waiting for customers.
When to visit Quebec
When planning a trip or vacation to Québec it is important to consider the weather and climate. The best period is from June to September, when the climate is mild, with many beautiful days and with numerous summer festivals. As with all of Canada, the winter period is very cold and snowy, but you can still enjoy the area.
On the weekends of January and February there are numerous holidays and celebrations. L'autunno it is a good season to appreciate the colors of nature in parks and forests. There spring it is mild and humid, in this season the famous maple syrup is harvested.
What to see in Québec
- Visit to one of the theme parks: La Ronde, the Old Port of Montreal and Quebec City, the Village Québécois d'Antan, the Wild Zoo of St-Félicien and the Granby Zoo.
- Visit the sanctuary of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.
- See the Montmorency Falls, very similar to Niagara Falls.
- Visit of the Citadel of Quebec.
- The ghost town of Val-Jalbert in the Lac St. Jean region.
- The Metis Gardens, an internationally renowned center for garden art and design.
What to do in Québec
- Cruise along the San Lorenzo River and visit to the splendid island of Ile d'Orleans
- Excursion to Jacques-Cartier National Park
- Participate in the numerous festivals and events
- Do one bike ride to Gatineau Park
- I will like a the afternoon at the Fairmont le Chateau Frontenac
- Get to know the first communities come l’Huron-Wendat Reserve a Wendake.