QUÉBEC CITY & ITS REGION, A SLICE OF EUROPE SO CLOSE TO HOME
History so rich it took 400 years to write, people so friendly they greet you in both French and English, and a place so beautiful it’s been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site…this is Québec City. Incredible scenery, events of international calibre and legendary gastronomy are all waiting for you in the province’s capital.
Within the walls of the majestic Château Frontenac at the heart of Old Québec, you will find a selection of gourmet cuisines at three restaurants. First, there’s the 1608, Wine and Cheese bar, where you can sample the province’s best cheeses paired with wines from around the world. Discover tastes you’ve never even dreamed of! If you love trying cocktails, and especially seeking out new flavors, Bistro Le Sam will seduce your palate through the art of mixology. And for the most curious of foodies, the chef at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac sets the table at the Champlain with a 5-course meal inspired by seasonal ingredients. The meal is a surprise, so trust your taste buds to the chef!
How would you feel about trying the first Via Ferrata circuit on continuous cable in Quebec? Head to Canyon Sainte-Anne this summer for this unique activity. Halfway between hiking and climbing, this sport lets you get close to the waterfalls and enjoy their breathtaking display.
FALL IN LOVE WITH THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS
Generous and welcoming, the Eastern Townships are known for themed routes, a gourmet side and original tourist attractions. The architecture of the region’s cities and towns shows influences of the American, Loyalist, Scottish and Irish founders and has a charming yesteryear look that is simply enchanting!
Treat your senses
How does a stroll hand in hand in a lavender field sound? At the peak of a hill you’ll find the biggest producer of lavender in the country. Bleu Lavande invites you to discover the beauty and benefits of this plant that possesses a host of interesting properties. End your visit sipping a lavender beer at the bistro or tasting some of the products at the brand new gourmet shop.
Let fine food take you away!
Two options let you combine gastronomy and transportation. The Orford Express tourist train offers trips with gourmet meals; climb aboard for the unique sensory experience of savoring an exquisite meal as you admire the region’s most beautiful scenery. By the end, you’ll have a head full of wonderful memories and a satisfied palate! Your second option is Escapades Memphrémagog for an unforgettable refined voyage on board the magnificent “Le Grand Cru” ship. Enjoy a wave of flavors and a cuisine that is as impressive as it is delicious!
THE LAURENTIANS: MOUNTAINS OF ENCHANTMENT
Characterized by the majestic mountains that run through the region, the Laurentians are a huge playground for outdoor enthusiasts Photo © Audet Photo
Photo Courtesy Fiddler Lake Resort This Summer, let the Quebec Vacation Guide be your Source of Inspiration! and aficionados of resorts and recreational centres. Beyond these mountains that don their flaming colors in the fall, this fan-favorite region continues to fascinate with innumerable spots to discover.
Located less than 45 minutes from Montréal, the Fiddler Lake Resort is a truly peaceful haven. The luxurious log cottages, some of which have hot tubs, a sauna or a private heated pool, are big enough for groups of travelers. Hiking through the forest and canoeing or paddle boating on the lake are excellent activities to achieve incomparable relaxation. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy one of these wonderful holiday homes.
Not to be missed!
Taking place at the heart of the Laurentian Mountains, the Tremblant International Blues Festival is a key gathering for blues lovers, from the most devout fans to those who appreciate blues-tinted R&B, soul, funk, country, folk and rock. Shows, dancing, blues parties, Blues’araoke and more will be happening July 8th to 17th.
For more travel ideas and suggestions to plan your next trip in the province, see the online version of the Québec Vacation Guide at quebecmusts.com.