Best Day Trips from Quebec
Best Day trips from Quebec
He who has not visited Quebec City yet, just pack your bags, don't let this time go, get set and forever play your travel diaries! Quebec City oozes charm and history in a manner reminiscent of old, beautiful European cities. Shout out to all your adrenaline junkies- cross the St. Lawrence River, sit back and enjoy the view that unfolds before your eyes! It will be Levi’s vibes all around, though the city itself unravels plenty of colors when we talk about Old Quebec. If you are one of those travelers who intend to explore more food than places, then this city's imaginative restaurants are well worth a visit! Dipped in culinary and culturally significant spots showcasing the area’s historic European heritage as well as the city’s inventive streak, Quebec is unforgettably magical! Stroll around The Dufferin Terrace; this 200 years old wooden esplanade connects the leafy historic battlefields to the Old City and features several noteworthy sights. Travel 400 years back in time at place Royale. The small square is covered with history and is decorated with exceptional architecture. Want to grab some more historical tales? Make a visit to Morrin Centre. It also houses a library containing 25,000 books! Short of selfies? Why not visit Maison de la Literature? Strong selfie game, eh! Attend festivals. With its timeless attractions, this City also knows how to throw darn pretty fiestas. Whether it is about musical events, historic festivities, artsy displays or winter celebrations, the celebrations here are going to tickle your fancy in this cheerful, lively town. But hey, that’s not all! Quebec City has a lot more in its periphery to be unraveled too. Here are some of the handpicked weekend break destinations for the best Day Trips from Quebec City:
1. Île d'Orléans
In need of some 'me time’, just nearby the city still away from its noise? Orleans island welcomes you. This 26-mile long island is just half an hour drive from downtown Quebec City. Widely known for its richness in history and scenic beauty, it is a multi-day trip in itself! Nicknamed as 'the pantry of Quebec City' this place has wines, beers, chocolates, ice cream, maple treats, and much more in sheer abundance. Bring your car and stop by delicious options suiting your fancy. The most preferred mode of transport among people from Quebec City to Île d'Orléans is a personal car taking a total travelling time of around 35-40 minutes. Other travelling options include hiring a taxi which will take you to the destination in nearly the same time.
2. Montmorency Falls
Amidst the river and the cliffs, just a few minutes from Quebec City is one of the province's most spectacular sites: Montmorency Falls. You are going to fall in love with the view of 83 meters high Montmorency Falls dominating the landscape! It can be enjoyed on foot, by cable car or from the restaurants nearby. An ideal setting for a long walk stuffed with the sweetness of family time, this place is heavenly! The very sight of the falls promises some adrenaline and breathtaking views. Discover an impressive and enchanting spot and have yum meals in nearby restaurants out there. The tower, being hundred feet higher than Niagara Falls is a popular family destination where kids love playing in the falls’ mist, ride the cable car up the falls, and cross above the falls on a bridge. Total fam time! The most preferred mode of transport among people from Quebec City to Montmorency Falls is a personal car taking a total travelling time of around 15 minutes. Other travelling options include a bus which would take 45 minutes to get you there. In case you don’t wish to waste so much time, a taxi can also be hired which will take you to the destination in around 20 minutes.
3. La Malbaie
When it comes to activities, photographs, memories, good food, family time and adventure, La Malbaie takes care of it all. While in La Malbaie, explore the Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park thoroughly. The riverside Casino de Charlevoix is ever ready for your dining. Do not miss out on Musee de Charlevoix; an astonishing blend of history and modernity. Get photogenic at Jardins de Quatre Vents Garden! Greenery all around, beauty all in. Get obsessed with this area, discover the above sites during day time and don't forget to bring your smile with you. You'd need it while posing in the garden! The most preferred mode of transport among people from Quebec City to La Malbaie is a personal car taking a total travelling time of around 1 hour 45 minutes. Other travelling options include hiring a taxi which will take you to the destination in nearly 2 hours.
4. Mont Tremblant
More of adventure and less of rest? Step here! Mont Tremblant features acclaimed winter sports, golf courses and a massive pedestrian shopping village, forested hiking trails and lakes for canoeing, along with winter activities. Fashioned after a traditional Swiss mountain town, offering a range of summer activities for non-skiers, including mountain biking, swimming, canoeing, stand up paddling and hiking; during winters, popularly known for snow-sport aficionados including downhill and cross-country skiing, show-shoeing, snowboarding, and more, this site is a hub of all the week’s entertainment you need to have in a go! The most preferred mode of transport among people from Quebec City to Mont-Tremblant is a personal car taking a total travelling time of around 3 hours 30 minutes. Other travelling options include hiring a taxi which will take you to the destination in nearly the same length of time.
5. Jacques-Cartier National Park
It would seem a little cliché but if in Quebec City, we want you to get a taste of the real Quebec vibes in this national park. This famous provincial park located 50 kilometers north of Quebec City aims to protect wildlife. Do not miss out the diverse specie here. Shake hands with flora and fauna out here. Such picturesque view won't be found anywhere else! The most preferred mode of transport among people from Quebec City to Jacques-Cartier National Park is a personal car taking a total travelling time of around 35 minutes. Other travelling options include hiring a taxi which will take you to the destination in around 40-45 minutes.