Quebec is the heartland of French culture in Canada. Although New Brunswick, Northern Ontario and Northern Manitoba also have large French speaking populations, it is Quebec that keeps the French language and culture alive in Canada. The largest province in Canada, Quebec has cosmopolitan cities, old farming country, fantastic food and beautiful wild areas.
Wandering the streets of Quebec City is like wandering through a 400 year old French city, complete with city walls, great shopping and fantastic cuisine. Once outside of the city, Quebec is much like northern Ontario – lots of trees, water and rocks – truly stunning scenery combined with a French flair.
Montreal is home to hundreds of festivals. Just for Laughs, the Jazz Festival, the Fireworks Festival, and the Formula One Race are all on at the same time, making Montreal a great party city in the summer months. It is also a centre for fashion and the fusion point for French and English culture, style and language in Canada.
Outside of the cities, Quebec has stunning natural beauty coupled with centuries old traditions in areas like the Saguenay Fjord—with great kayaking, whale watching and dozens of artisan food centres and breweries...and of course blueberries—and the Gaspe Peninsula, with incredible skiing and a flavour all its own. The Eastern Townships are an English enclave, with great dairy farms, and to the north are the ski areas of Mont Ste. Anne and Mont Tremblant.
Quebec is the world’s main producer of maple syrup, but the culinary and taste options in this province extend far past maple syrup and pancakes. Great cheeses, chocolates, award winning restaurants and a café culture which rivals that of the west coast (at least in the summer months) can be found throughout the province. Come explore ‘la belle province’ and experience its unique blend of culture and wilderness.