What activity is more exciting than going on an adventure with your favourite person, while the landscapes of Quebec reach their peak of beauty? The regions of our province hide wonders throughout the year, but fall has a little something special that makes it perfect for discovering enchanting sites. So here are nine Quebec road trips to do to discover the most unreal fall views.
As we live in a vast environment filled with breathtaking landscapes and charming picturesque little villages, the choice of destinations is never-ending.
We have therefore found you some quite varied ideas of road trips that you should definitely try between now and winter.
No matter whether you prefer natural landscapes or more urban scenes, these spots have got you covered.
There's a little something for everyone. And if you visit them all, you'll have a whole bunch of great memories and stunning Instagram photos that'll make tons of your followers jealous!
Time to get out there and explore la belle province.
Le Grand Tour de la Baie James
Where: Baie-James, Nord-du-Québec, QC
This road trip lets you travel nearly 1,700 km around James Bay, a territory that offers breathtaking scenery all along the way.
The grand tour allows you to travel the Route du Nord from Chibougamau as well as the James Bay highway, which links Matagami to Chisasibi over 620 km. Beautiful landscapes as far as the eye can see guaranteed!
La Route des phares du Saint-Laurent
Where: Bas-Saint-Laurent/Côte-Nord, QC
From Rivière-du-Loup to Tadoussac, you can drive on the Lighthouse Route, which stretches over 2000 km, and where you can admire or visit more than 40 lighthouses!
La Route des Explorateurs
Where: Gatineau, Outaouais, QC
This road trip, which is little known to Quebecers, will make you discover the wild west of Quebec, passing through the magnificent regions of the Outaouais, Abitibi-Témiscamingue and the Laurentians.
La Route des baleines
Where: Route 138, North Shore, QC
This road runs along the north shore of the St. Lawrence Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence, in Tadoussac, for 828 km and you can even try to spot up to 13 species of whales.
Where: La Pocatière, Bas-Saint-Laurent, QC
If you take route 132 from La Pocatière, you can go along the river, passing through villages like Saint-Denis, Kamouraska, Saint-Germain, or Saint-André.
In autumn, the seascapes are simply divine.
Visit the Montebello Castle
Where: 392, rue Notre Dame, Montebello, QC
Montebello Castle is a great place to visit for a romantic stay. With the rustic look of the Castle and the natural beauties of the region, you certainly won't be disappointed.
Route 155 from Shawinigan to La Tuque
Where: Route 155, Mauricie, QC
The Mauricie region is even more beautiful in the fall. Its landscapes, which alternate between land and water, will give you incredible views all along the road trip.
Go to Manic-5
Where: Rivière-aux-Outardes, North Shore, QC
The road to Manic-5 will take you into a beautiful immersion in the boreal forest with trees that change from green to red.
La Route des Sommets
Where: Eastern Townships
This route will take you through majestic lakes and mountains, all in an almost magical setting.
Hope you enjoy your next road trip!
This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.
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