Things to do in Quebec Province

No matter when you plan to visit Quebec Canada, you’ll be glad to know that there are plenty of fun things to do outdoors and interesting places to visit in Quebec Province all year-round.
Things to do in Quebec Province
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Hope you find interesting and useful our mini-guide on things to do in Quebec Province:


Leaf-peeping is no doubt one of the most popular things to do in Quebec Province and the region is one of the best places to see the fall foliage in America. The leaf color change is at its peak in October, though anytime between September and November you’ll be able to appreciate the beautiful hues of red and fiery orange leaves shining in the sun.

There are plenty of leaf-peeping opportunities not far from both Montreal and Quebec City, though if you’re planning to stay in Quebec City, you’ll find that the Jacques-Cartier National Park is one of the best places to enjoy a fall foliage tour not far from the capital (around half-hour drive).

Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area is another beautiful spot not only for leaf peeping but also bird-watching. During the first weeks of November, Cap Tourmente is home to thousands of migratory snow geese.

Fruit Picking

If you’re looking for more opportunities to be outdoors with kids, you’ll find that Fruit picking is one of the most popular fun things to do in Quebec Province throughout the year. During the month of September the apple harvest is in full swing, so it's a good time for apple picking. July and August are the best times for picking strawberries; while pumpkins and wine apples are best throughout October and November.

As far as fruit picking places in Quebec Province, you’ll find plenty of apple farms and orchards mostly located nearby Montreal. Popular fruit picking spots where you can enjoy a fun time fruit picking with family and friends include Domaine des Hautes Sentiers (near the village of Franklin Centre), Ferme Anse au Sable and Quinn Farm in IIe-Perrot.

Train/ Bus Excursions

Taking a train ride between Montreal and Quebec City is definitely one of the most romantic things you can do in Quebec Province. Via Rail Canada is the main train operator offering direct round-trip rides between Montreal and Quebec City, though also offer cool all-inclusive train packages which include train travel, accommodations and activities.

The Maple Explorer from Toronto is another popular vacation package you can book to take in Quebec’s beautiful countryside. The Maple Explorer takes you through the heart of Canada making stops in Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.

Winter Activities

Winter Activities are without a doubt some of the most popular things to do in Quebec Province. Snowmobiling, ice-fishing, dog-sledding, snowboarding, cross-country skiing are all popular pursuits, though none more popular than downhill skiing at one of the many ski resorts in Quebec. Two of best ski resorts in Quebec include Massif du Sud in Saint-Philemon (near Quebec City), and Mont Saint-Sauveur in St-Sauveur-des-Monts (near Montreal).

If you’re a keen cross-country skier, you’ll find plenty of great spots to choose from in Quebec such as Gatineau Park (near Ottawa), La Mauricie national Park (near Trois-Rivieres), and Parc national du Mont-Orford (near Sherbrooke).

Dog-sledding and ice-fishing is best done with guided excursions organized by local companies such as Adventure Inukshuk in Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Adventure Quebec Nord in Lac-Beauport, or Adventure Nord-Bec Stoneham in Stoneham.

City Attractions

Exploring Quebec’s cities and attractions is another of the top things to do in Quebec Province. Some of the best attractions to visit in the province include:

La Citadelle, and the Museum of Civilization in Quebec City
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The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and St-Joseph's Oratory in Montreal
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