Montmorency Falls, 10 minutes from Old Québec, is one of the ten highest waterfalls in Canada at 85 m (275 ft.), one and a half times the height of Niagara Falls.


Sure of its charms, and with a dash of haughtiness, Québec City’s gracious yet simple style continues to delight visitors. The city has what it takes to please: an enchanting setting on the St. Lawrence, a priceless architectural legacy and a rich and colourful past. Its region is brimming with exceptional natural parks and pretty heritage villages.

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Nature as far as the eye can see

Croisière, fjord du Saguenay (baie Éternité)Québec City has the good fortune of being surrounded by strikingly beautiful natural sites, including the Canyon Sainte-Anne and Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, a seasonal stopover for the snow geese. The Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier, 40 km (25 mi.) to the north, offers a range of activities in the forest as well as rafting; the area surrounding the park abounds with resorts much prized by Québecers.

The pathways of history

Croisière, fjord du Saguenay (baie Éternité)Two tourist routes wind along the shore on either side of the city: the King’s Road (Chemin du Roy) to the west and New France Route (Route de la Nouvelle-France) to the east. They are dotted with century-old villages, heritage houses and historic churches. Another must-see for its architectural heritage and country atmosphere is Île d’Orléans, a source of inspiration for many artists.

To be discovered

Croisière, fjord du Saguenay (baie Éternité)The Québec City region offers lovely bike routes, particularly along the river (Corridor du littoral) in the Jacques-Cartier and Portneuf region. In all, close to 250 km (155 mi.) of bike paths are part of the Route Verte.

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