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Montreal and Quebec City are a fusion of centuries-old French and Anglophone influences that come together in a completely unique way.
Montreal has an extremely laidback feel which makes for perfect days strolling around the grand buildings of the old town with its more Anglophone edge, and the Francophone quarters representing the city's more modern side. It is one of the most artistically dynamic cities in North America, where galleries sit side-by-side with interesting shopping, music and street theatre.
The quickest way to reach Quebec City from Montreal is to take the freeway, but we recommend a slower route out to the Cantons de L'est, a little-known area of pretty towns, lakes and forests. Stay in a luxury B&B as you explore for yourselves Magog, Lake Brome, Lake-Mégantic and Lake-Memphrémagog.
If Montreal is the younger, edgier part of French-speaking Canada, then Quebec City would have you believe it's the historic, traditional and more serious cousin. It is full of winding cobbled streets, hidden squares and chateaux, and Montmorency Falls is just outside the city. Stay at The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, a symbol of the city and one of the most photographed hotels in the world.
Best time to be there
The peak season is from June to September. Humpback and Killer whale viewing is best in June and July.
For Western Canada, British Airways and Air Canada fly to Vancouver and Calgary.
For Eastern and Atlantic Canada, British Airways and Air Canada fly to Toronto, St John's and Halifax.
For Western Canada, 9-12 hours.
For Eastern / Atlantic Canada, 5-7 hours.
Western Canada is GMT -8 hours.
For Eastern / Atlantic Canada is GMT -4 hours.
Visas not required for UK passport holders for travel prior to 1st March 2016. An eVisa will be required thereafter.
Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:
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Charlotte, Vicki, Heidi and Rod are experts in designing the perfect holiday in the USA and Canada to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of our hotels and resorts featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.
To find out more about our North America team, click on the consultant links below or call them on 01242 547 717 or enquire online
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We especially enjoyed Nita Lake Lodge, we found it very beautiful with a "relaxed" style. We had a wonderful room and perfect service by very helpful and friendly staff. We just loved this place; peaceful, and yet close to Whistlers.
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