Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Must-See Tourist Attractions in Quebec

As it takes up close to one-sixth of Canada, it is fair to say that the province of Quebec is packed with a diverse landscape of things to do. Whether it is historic cities, snowy mountains or sand dunes, there is something available for every type of traveler.
That’s why it is a little sad that the large majority of visitors only stick to Montreal and Quebec City. Admittedly they are the two main cities of the province and have plenty to offer to the discerning traveler, but there’s just so much more to Quebec than those places. So with that said, read on for some of the must-see tourist attractions in the Quebec province.

Positioned just 22 miles away from Quebec City, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is a cozy and quiet riverside town. Yet the half-million people that visit the area each year don’t come for its calming ambiance – the main attraction is the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Known for being a hotbed for miracles, this basilica has a stunning appearance that will appeal even to those that are not religious. Note that the main period for pilgrimage is during the feast of Saint Anne, which takes place around July 26.

Magdalen Islands
Also known as the Îles de la Madeleine, the Magdalen Islands – which are situated in the Gulf of St. Lawrence – offers idyllic beaches and sand dunes. The area is made up of 12 islands, and six of these islands are connected to make them easy to explore. Ideal for summer trips, the Magdalen Islands is a great place to unwind on the beach, enjoy water sports and go bird or whale watching.   

When it comes to winter, ski resorts are in high demand in Canada. Arguably the best one is Mont-Tremblant, with a 960-meter peak that provides a skiing oasis for beginners and experts alike. Not only that, but Mont-Tremblant also supplies a healthy selection of entertainment and dining options.

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Chutes Montmorency
If you have a love for nature and waterfalls, you have to plot a quick trip to the Chutes Montmorency. Just a short drive from Quebec City, this waterfall is a wide sweeping one that is perfect for aspiring photographers. This aspect is enhanced by a narrow bridge that crosses over the Montmorency River that provides a different vantage point of the waterfall.
Also, here’s an interesting fact: due to its 84-meter escarpment, the falls of the water are actually higher than the famous Niagara Falls!

Forillon National Park
Positioned at the edge of the Gaspé Peninsula, the Forillon National Park is the perfect locale if you want to go bird or whale watching. With limestone cliffs and a rugged landscape, the park is also great for exploring due to its picturesque nature. Also note that it also boasts the Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse, which is the tallest of its kind in all of Canada.

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