What is there for Quebec tourism? Quebec is Canada’s largest province by size and is predominately French speaking. Some of Canada’s best winter sports can be found in Quebec and the cuisine, culture and joie de vivre are famous.
Where to go in Quebec? The biggest city is Montreal and the appeal of Montreal is not specific to the attractions but to a refreshing relaxed general ambience. Second only to Paris, France, in numbers of French speaking people, Montreal is a lively, bilingual, multi-cultural city which is quite diverse.
Being Canada’s second largest city, Montreal architecturally can be defined as Europe meets New York, especially in the section of Old Montreal, and is interspersed with European immigrants and a variety of nationalities and cuisines.
North Americans seeking a close and easy French experience can do so by travelling here or to Quebec City. A historic walled city, founded in 1608, and located on a stunning cliff location, Quebec City is the capital of the province of Quebec and offers another taste of Europe.
The old town’s cobbled streets and ancient houses are interspersed with little cafes and shops reminiscent of another time. This is one of Canadas truly romantic cities.
Because of the site’s immaculate preservation as the only fortified city remaining in North America north of Mexico, UNESCO has designated Vieux-Québec a World Heritage Site.
Activities in the province of Quebec are quite diverse with downhill and cross-country skiing in the winter. There are numerous good slopes and trails less than one hour from Quebec City with many long circuits all around. In fact, Montreal has 400 miles of bike and skate paths.
The enchanting St. Lawrence Seaway is also located in Quebec and a big part of Quebec tourism. You can observe the whales, tour the islands, take a cruise. Most of the park areas are equipped with picnic areas, cycle tracks and interpretative signs. Canoe, kayak, sailboard, cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals are often available, as well as various accommodation options.
If you want to stay indoors there are lots of museums, galleries, fine dining, shopping and three casinos in the province.
Related Articles and Resources
The Quebec government’s official Quebec tourism web site offers you a panorama of the main tourist attractions, events and activities in Quebec.
The Montreal Official Tourist Information Web Site. The Online Reference for Montreal. Le site officiel d’information touristique de MontrÃ©al
Official web site of the QuÃ©bec City & Area Tourism and Convention Bureau … I love QuÃ©bec City. The architecture, the shops, the people, the parks and more.
Come and visit the biggest winter carnival in the world in the heart of the old Quebec City.
Quebec Ice Hotel
The Ice Hotel Quebec-Canada, located just outside Quebec City, will be open from January to April, 2006. The architecture of the Ice Hotel is unique every year.
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