Top Tips When Visiting Quebec

Top Tips When Visiting Quebec

Quebec is one of Canada’s most cultural provinces, known for its French-European history - enjoy the summer festivals, food celebrations and markets, plus loads of historical landmarks while on holiday here. Also, Montreal and Quebec City are only three hours apart so there’s absolutely no excuse not to visit both!

There aren’t many places like Quebec, so I’d definitely recommend visiting, especially if you’re interested in history and culture.  


Here are My Top 5 things To Do in Quebec:

1. Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth At a Sugar Shack

During the summer months you should visit a local sugar shack to learn about traditional ways of gathering maple tree sap, before sampling dishes packed full of maple sugar. It’s not just about maple syrup you know – Canadians can work it into every meal, sweet or savoury!      


2. Try a Walking Food Tour

Enjoy the delicacies of traditional French Canadian cuisine on a culinary walking tour, and be sure to try poutine – one of Canada’s most famous dishes – french fries with gravy and cheese curds. It may not be a looker, but it sure does taste good!


3. Motorheads Should Visit For the Grand Prix

The Grand Prix in Montreal is one of the most popular motor sport events of the year, and what makes it even better is that it takes place on a man-made island along the St. Lawrence River, right next to downtown Montreal. I definitely encourage you to check it out if you’re there in June!


4. Whale Watch Till You Drop

Quebec is home to a huge variety of whales, including belugas, humpbacks and blue whales, which can be spotted breaching in the water of the St. Lawrence River. Blue whales are a whopping 25m long, so if there’s one near you it’s unlikely you’ll miss it! I recommend getting on a speedboat and inviting the whales to play around your boat, it’s an amazing experience when they come so close!


5. Wonder At the Views

Take the gondola up to the top of Montmorency Falls (which, believe it or not, are taller than Niagara Falls!) and admire the force of the water tumbling down, plus unbelievable views over the province.


Travel tip shared by Nick