Quebec Holidays

With a distinctly different culture, history and identity to the rest of Canada, stepping into the French-speaking province of Quebec can feel like entering a whole new country. The majority of this huge province is covered in rolling farmland and tundra stretching north into the Arctic Circle, but most Québécois people live in the cities, towns and villages nestled along the more temperate banks of the St Lawrence River.

The biggest city in the province (and the second biggest in the country) is the metropolis of Montréal, home to a third of all Quebec residents. Here, 21st century skyscrapers jostle for space amongst colonial era cathedrals including the stunning Basilique Notre-Dame. Heading out of the city, south-west Quebec is a natural beauty where travellers can hike, bike and ride in the summer months, or take to the slopes during the long, chilly winters. The Eastern Townships are at the centre of the artisan food industry, with vineyards and luxury fromagerie's harking back to the city's French roots.

The provincial capital of Quebec - Quebec City - is a historic beauty, with the walled old city a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and streets lined with chocolate box houses, and quaint bistros. Although just a short drive to the border with the USA, travellers wandering around the old town of Quebec City can be forgiven for thinking they've hopped across the Atlantic to the cobbled streets of Paris.

Outside of the cities, travel north east along the southern banks of the St Lawrence River and you'll find rolling farmland and forests which give way to the rugged, mountainous landscape of the Gaspé Peninsula. Alternatively, travel parallel along the north banks of the same river and you'll pass through the idyllic villages of the Charlevoix region on route to the spectacular Fjord du Saguenay where you can spot blue and minke whales during the summer months and beluga whales year-round.

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All of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like when in the year you will be travelling, how far in advance you book, the class of flights included and the level of accommodation you choose. The guide prices shown across this website are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip.

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