Quebec, Where France Meets Europe Meets New England
Quebec is a world all its own, with a distinct cultural identity and European flair. But outside its cosmopolitan cities, Quebec offers a whole wild world to discover.
Quebec is distinctly French in many ways, and that was no accident. The province was a French territory for more than two centuries from 1534 to 1760. It’s the only province in Canada where French is the official language (82% of residents speak it).
Take a stroll through Old Quebec, some of the oldest streets in North America, or get wet at the falls in Parc de la Chute-Montmorency. If you’re feeling adventurous, explore Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier, where rivers and deep valleys slice through this mountainous plateau.
At Huron-Wendat Nation in Wendake, visitors can explore Quebec’s ancestral traditions. Listen to thrilling tales, watch traditional dances and sample Huron cuisine.
Quebec is one of the only sites in North America to have fully preserved its Francophone culture. For a moment, you may just forget that you’re in Canada.
Montreal is the cultural epicenter of Quebec, where this lively city offers something for every tourist. Just south of the St. Lawrence River, you’ll find farmland, small towns, hills and lakes.
In the heart of Quebec is the capital: Quebec City. With its European charm and old-world feel, tourists flock to Old Town and its fortified walls. Old Town is the only walled city north of Mexico. And its cobblestone streets will take you back in time.
Experience a new culture and accent in Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, where the mountains take your breath away. The nearby fjords are some of the only ones along the east coast of Canada.
See Gaspe’s scenic landscape and go whale watching along the coast just north of the Saguenay River. Travel north to sparsely inhabited Northern Quebec, with logging and mining towns scattered along the landscape.
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