The province of Quebec is full of amazing places to visit. The bucket-list seems to keep getting longer, no matter how many places you're able to cross off the neverending list.  The majority of places will cost you at least a few dollars (and more). So, what's an intrepid traveller in La Belle Province to do when funds are a little tight? You find the best free places in Quebec that are completely amazing. Luckily, there are still a few of them left.  

Of course, some of these spots may take a little or a long drive, but once you're there you won't have to spend a penny to see some of the most beautiful spots in the region. And the road trip is usually half the fun. 

That right there seems like reason enough to go. 

There's a little bit of everything on this list. From picture-perfect towns to immersing yourself in Quebec history, get your comfortable shoes on as you get ready to take a slow walk through history and architectural marvels. 

Keep reading to find out about seven of the best places in all of Quebec that you can still visit for free. Fingers crossed they don't change anytime in the near future. 


Step Inside The Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine

Where: 10018 ave. Royale

If you don't mind sitting through mass, you can get an inside view of the oldest pilgrimage sight in North America, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre. But donations are always welcome. 

Find schedule info on the website!


Visit Daniel-Johnson Dam - The World's highest Multiple-Arch-And-Buttress Dam

Where: QC-389, Rivière-aux-Outardes; Daniel-Johnson Dam and Manic-5 Generating Station

This dam is so massive that the Place Ville Marie office building could fit in its entirety under just one of the main arches. It's a little haunting in the winter months and even for a man-made structure, its stunning in the summer. 

Learn more about this unique structure!


Do A Walking Tour Of Frelighsburg In The Eastern Townships 

Where: Frelighsburg, Quebec

Only an hour from Montreal, this small town deserves a full day of walking. Enjoy the stone architecture, stop into one of the many (many) art galleries, or tour some of the orchards. You'll realize pretty quickly why this village was designated among the most beautiful in Quebec.

Find out more about the town!


Take A Stroll On Rue du Petit Champlain

Where: Rue du Petit Champlain; Quebec City 

Ranked as the number one for the most beautiful street in the world by Architectural Digest, this Quebec City pedestrian road is picturesque at any time of the year. 

Take a look


Hike The Carbide Willson Ruins

Where: 639 Chemin du Lac Meech, Chelsea

The story couldn't be any creepier; a paranoid inventor built a lavish home and laboratory deep in the woods. After declaring bankruptcy the buildings were left to fall into ruin. What remains is a hauntingly beautiful place to hike like no other. 

Check it out here


Take A Guided Tour of the Parliament Building in Quebec City

Where: 1045 rue des Parlementaires, Québec; Assemblée nationale du Québec Hôtel du Parlement

This past year saw the biggest renovation to the parliament building since 1917. Check out the new, more modern aspects that still coexist with the 1877 construction.  

Reserve your spot


Visit A Waterfall Higher Than Niagara Falls - Chutes Montmorency

Where: 5300 Sainte-Anne Blvd.

You can enjoy the beauty of these waterfalls from afar but if you want to get up close and experience the sheer magnitude of this 83-meter waterfall, then you may have to shell out $2.61 - basically the change in the bottom of your bag. 

Learn more


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