Two impressions of French Canadian travel
Our range of tailor-made and authentic Quebec holidays are the perfect way to discover this most unique province in Canada.
First colonised by French fishermen and fur traders in the early 17th century, today Quebec remains something of a country within a country. Which makes it an exciting place to visit. You tell us whether it’s more French than Canadian, or the other way round: we simply love its vibrant history and sophisticated edge.
Why not begin your Quebec adventure in Montreal’s laidback and stylish city, where there is a fairly clear division between its French and Anglophone quarters. Here you can immerse yourself in the dynamic foodie culture, browse art galleries and high-end boutiques, or simply settle down at a cafe to watch some typical street theatre.
Do not sleep during the scenic route to Quebec City: you’ll miss the charming lakeside towns and dense forests that are perfect for a planned or unplanned stop at. Staying off the freeway, and taking the slower route out to the Cantons de L'est, will bring you into the charms of Magog, Lake Brome, Lake-Mégantic and Lake-Memphrémagog.
On arrival in the capital city you’ll instantly feel the difference: Montreal is the younger and more zestful part of French Canada, whereas Quebec City has a more august, traditional but no less attractive disposition. You can easily spend an idyllic day just losing yourself in its winding cobbled streets, but you might also consider a trip out of town to see the gorgeous Montmorency Falls or whale watch of the coast of the Saint Lawrence River. Whatever you choose to do, photographing the magnificent Château Frontenac is a must.