Travel To Quebec

Travel to Quebec

Travel to Quebec and experience its rich tradition and history. The former French colony has managed to retain its strong links to French history, lifestyle and culture, which is exemplified in all aspects of society - from street signs to the language of the local people. Québec has a European flair that is uncommon within North America and nowhere is this more clearly visible than in the capital city of Quebec City, which is the only North American city still fortified by its original city walls. Those considering trips to Quebec can't miss the Chateau Frontenac, a historic hotel that dominates the city's skyline. Meanwhile, just down the St. Lawrence River lies Canada's second largest city - Montréal, which is world-renowned for its nightlife and literary scene. Yet Québec has much to offer visitors, with a wide variety of winter sporting activities in regions the beautiful Laurentian Mountains.

Québec occupies a vast territory (nearly three times the size of France), most of which is very sparsely populated. Québec's highest point is Mont D'Iberville, which is located on the border with Newfoundland and Labrador in the northeastern part of the province. The most populated region is the Saint Lawrence River valley in the south, where the capital, Quebec City, and the largest city, Montreal, are situated. The combination of rich and easily arable soils and Québec's warmest climate make the valley Québec's most prolific agricultural area. More than 90 percent of Quebec's area lies within the Canadian Shield - a rough, rocky terrain rich in the mineral and hydroelectric resources. Trips to Quebec often include hitting the slopes. The southern portion of the shield extends to the Laurentians, a mountain range just north of Montreal and Quebec City that attracts local and international tourists to ski hills and lakeside resorts.

Québec, like Ontario, has three main climate regions. The southern and western areas have a humid continental climate with warm, humid summers and long, cold winters. Most of central Québec has a sub-arctic climate with long winters that are amongst the coldest in eastern Canada and short, warm summers. The northern regions of the province have an arctic climate, with very cold winters and short, much cooler summers. Travel to Quebec today!