The Landscapes and Cities of Québec

Québec has spectacular landscapes stretching from the St. Lawrence River to the tundra of the far North. And from the picturesque Eastern Townships to the magnificent Gaspé peninsula and the Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean region.

It also has the vibrant, sophisticated cities of Québec, Montréal and Gatineau. The historical walled city of Québec has great resort hotels. Cosmopolitan Montréal offers an urban, festive ambiance. And Gatineau in the Outaouais Region, combines city bustle with natural tranquility.

Beyond the cities, relaxing resorts await you amongst lakes and forests. Discover the Laurentians, renowned four seasons’ destination north of Montréal. And savour the fruits of the land on gourmet tours that explore fine cheeses, maple syrup treats and local ciders, wines and beers. Québec is justly renowned for the quality of its restaurants, café’s and the local fare available at its country inns.

You can enjoy the Wine Route in the Eastern Townships for red, white, rosé, aperitifs and ice wine. And there is also the Cider Trail, the Cheese Trail and the Flavours Trail to keep your mouth watering.

The mighty St. Lawrence has coastal villages, rugged coastline and rich marine life. Get outdoors on the Route Verte – running Province-wide, it is one of the world's best bicycle networks. Or enjoy wilderness adventures via canoe or sea plane and discover Québec's vast national parks and wildlife reserves.

Outdoor activities are many and varied. There is something for everybody here, with over three hundred golf courses to choose from, plus fishing, hiking, biking and so much more in summer. And Québec embraces winter like nowhere else with skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, skating, snowshoeing, ice climbing… the list goes on and on!

Québec Trip Showcase

VIA Rail is an ideal way to travel to Québec City from Toronto.

Stay at the Hôtel Le Germain-Dominion in Québec City's Old Port. Built in the early 20th century, the building has a unique style and irresistible charm. With wood and original stonework and a marriage of classic architecture and contemporary design - the hotel surprises and delights at the same time. The ambiance is intimate and relaxing and the service is excellent. Le Germain Dominion was nominated Best Hotel in Canada at the 2010 Readers' Choice Awards. Located in a neighbourhood known for its rich past, the hotel is surrounded by historic buildings, quaint shops, lively cafes and restaurants.

Québec City is North America’s most stylish getaway destination, where European charm combines with outdoor enjoyment and each summer provides its own irresistible take on history and culture. It’s the only walled city on the continent, and steeped in history.

With great shopping and dining along pedestrian-friendly streets, summer festivals, the charm of Old Québec and the magnificent Chateau Frontenac towering over the St Lawrence River, Québec City is a place of romance and dreams.

Quebec City has a number of fascinating museums that you should not miss. Here are just three suggestions amongst many:-
  • The Musée de la civilisation has an exciting, new way of presenting Québec culture and is Québec City's most popular museum. It is a unique, different and entertaining museum where the focus is on participation and interaction. It takes a fresh look at local culture and other societies with more than ten exhibitions and multiple activities for the whole family.

  • The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is located in the heart of the Plains of Abraham, and presents exhibitions featuring Québec artists, past and present, as well as prestigious international art exhibitions.

  • And the Musée du Fort features a sound and light show recreating Québec City's military history using an impressive model of the city as it was around 1750 and the latest audiovisual technology.
The Chris Robinson Travel Show
Saturday June 23, 2012
10:00 am – 11:00 am EST