If you and your bubble are looking for places to see in Quebec this summer, just to make you forget that we can't leave the province, below are nine suggestions to add to your bucket list to enjoy the good weather.
There's no question of staying at home during the summer season, so we've found a few places where you can get away from it all, walk in nature and get your fill of sun.
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.
Address: 100, rue Bord-de-l'Eau, Tadoussac, QC; 108 de la Cale-Sèche Street, Tadoussac, QC
Reasons to visit: This short, less than one-kilometre route is right next to the Tadoussac wharf and loops around the waterfront. The sunsets and marine animals you'll be able to see make the experience even more unique.
Reasons to visit: Located in the Bellechasse region, this park is full of breathtaking scenery. On-site, you can walk along the 5-kilometre-long trails, walk along a footbridge and see the huge 28-metre-high waterfall.
Address: 10, rue de la Découverte, Quebec City, QC
Reasons to visit: This is one of the most beautiful and little-known places to see the Laurentians. You can go for a nature walk, enjoy the water pools and hike to one of the highest peaks in the region.
Reasons to visit: To get there, follow the Lusk Cave trail from Parent Beach and after about five kilometres you will find the cave. The trails are easy to get to, but you should allow about four hours to get there and back, and you may end up getting soaked.
Reasons to visit: Once at the ski mountain reception, you must follow the Altitude circuit. Once at the top, you will discover a path on stilts on the side of the mountain that overlooks the Eastern Townships and it's quite impressive.
While there's a myriad of possible reasons as to why Trudeau is ahead in the province, his handling of the pandemic could be the biggest. Among the Quebecers polled, 46% believed that health care is the most pressing issue in the upcoming election and 53% said the current prime minister "has performed well on pandemic management."
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"We, the undersigned, demand that the Government of Quebec publicly reject, as of now, the idea of a mandatory vaccination passport and that it commit itself to do like the Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, has done, that is to say, prohibit the obligation to present a vaccination passport in order to attend certain events and practice certain activities," the petition states.
Samson, a former Coalition Avenir Québec member who switched sides in June, held a press conference about the petition alongside Conservative Party of Quebec leader Eric Duhaime on August 12. They explained that the party had already collected 133,000 signatures on a previous petition that did not meet the criteria of the National Assembly.
"We reviewed the wording [...] So we're going to ask these hundreds of thousands of people to re-sign their petition on the National Assembly website, and we're going to invite Quebecers who don't agree with the vaccine passport to come forward as well," Samson said.
The petition, which was posted to the National Assembly website on August 12, had garnered more than 75,000 signatures at the time this article was published.
Mary Simon's approval rating is lower in Quebec compared to the rest of Canada, a poll released Wednesday showed, because the new governor general can't speak French.
An Angus Reid Institute poll of 2,049 Canadians found only 49% of Quebecers approve of her appointment compared to 74% of respondents in the rest of the country.
"Despite being from Nunavik (the Inuit homeland in Northern Quebec), and having been awarded the [province's] highest distinction, many Quebecers remain unconvinced Mary Simon is the best choice for governor general due to her lack of fluency in French," stated the Angus Reid Institute.
"Support is cleaved along linguistic divides in the only majority Francophone province in Canada," it continued, as only 40% of Quebecers whose first language is French approve of her appointment compared to 81% of English speakers.
Though Simon, the country's first Indigenous governor general, is not currently fluent in French, she has promised to learn, Angus Reid stated.