If you’re going to Quebec, you don’t want to sit inside all day. It’s an interesting province, and one with a rich history and lots of things to do – mostly outside. Before you leave, make sure you do at least one of these things.
Mont Tremblant is a city in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec. When you visit here, the one thing you’ll notice is the skiing. There are a lot of resorts here. Stay in one of the Tremblant hotels and buy a day pass.
While you’re here, make sure you also check out the hiking, cycling, canoeing, and golfing.
Quebec, as a province, has over 80 different ski resorts. Many of them are located in or around major cities. The most visited ones are in Greater Quebec or Charlevoix area and the Laurentians. There are also some good resorts in the Eastern Townships.
The Winter Carnival
The winter carnival is a big deal here, with ice canoe races, night parades, and ice palaces. Enjoy snow sculptures and take in the beauty of the largest winter festival in the world. It’s something that Quebec has hosted since 1894, and it’s one of the reasons tourists come here.
Yes, whale watching. If your vacation plans include a trip to the coastal regions, be sure to check out the whales. They migrate here every year. Most of the whales come in for the food (krill) where the Saguenay River and the St Lawrence River meet.
Come between the months of May and October, and you’re almost certain to see a humpback, blue whale, white belugas, or minkes. Seeing the whales can be an all-day event, or an all-week event depending on your interest level. One thing about the tours and the sightseeing is that you’re not guaranteed to see anything, so you have to be a somewhat patient person if you decide to do this.
This is a wildlife preserve located about a mile and a half away from downtown Sherbrooke. There are over 60 miles of hiking trails and 19 miles of biking trails. Needless to say, you’re not going to see everything in a day – probably not a week. You can canoe, kayak, go fishing here during the summer. In the winter you can, what else, ski here. You can also go snowshoeing and tubing.
Quebec used to be a fortified city. This means that there were massive walls constructed to keep people out. It was protected by the people of Quebec. Built between the years 1620 and 1665, most of the walls remain intact if you want to see them, and you should. It’s a fascinating bit of history. There are four gates that still remain as a way to get into and out of the structure.
But, you’ll notice some variations in the construction of the gates as they were built over a span of 200 years.
Stefani Rollins is a self-confessed travel fanatic. When she’s not on the road or in the skies, she’s writing about it. Look for her illuminating articles on many of today’s travel and vacation blogs and websites.
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