All across the province, along major highways and small country lanes, stand a large number of roadside monuments that remind us that Quebec is an amazingly weird place. There’s a giant statue of a man with moose antlers, there’s a lookout in the shape of a cow, there are big trucks, whales, puffins, dinosaurs, and a lot of roadside shrines. They can be visited on a leisurely summer road trip when a detour to take a selfie with a tyrannosaurus rex is the order of the day.\nSome are meant to be advertisements for local businesses, others are there for religious or historical reasons but whatever they’re there for, they’ve become monuments to individuality, free expression, and weirdness.\nEditor's Choice: 12 Treehouses You Can Rent Less Than 7 Hours From Montreal For The Perfect Nature Escape\nSo, pack up and get going because there’s no better place to let the sun shine on your soul than the open road.\nCow Lookout\nPrice: Free\nAddress: St-Georges-de-Windsor, Quebec\nWhy You Need To Go: The residents of St-Georges-de-Windsor take pride in their cheese and they’re not afraid to show it, so they constructed a lovely cow-shaped lookout that will give you all the views.\nView this post on Instagram Beaucoup trop heureuses d'avoir fait les touristes devant un observatoire en forme de vache 🙈 #happycow #niceweekend #loveyou #youthebest A post shared by Laurie Plourde🌵 (@laurieplourde12) on Aug 12, 2019 at 6:33am PDT\nWebsite\nThe Dinosaurs Of The Madrid 2.0 Rest Stop\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Saint-Léonard-d'Aston, Quebec (Highway 20, Exit 202, Rang du Moulin-Rouge)\nWhy You Need To Go: Do you think anything can tricera-top these dinosaur statues in the lovely town of Saint-Léonard-d'Aston? I dino think so.\nView this post on Instagram 🦕🚙 **Musique de Jurassik Park en background** J’ai vu un Tyrannosaure pendant ma ride Montréal-Saguenay (c’est un vrai en passant)...🦖 Et si je vous disais que ça m’a peut-être inspiré un prochain chandail @hashtagchlowe ? 👀 Moi et ma passion pour les dinosaures on se gère pu pentoute 🦕 à suivre. A post shared by 🥥 CHLOWE 🥥 (@chlowelaterreur) on May 30, 2019 at 5:24pm PDT\nWebsite\nGiant Puffins\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, Quebec\nWhy You Need To Go: This achingly-beautiful community in the Côte-Nord region of the province is known for its marine life. So it should come as no surprise that someone decided to erect these puffin statues as a tribute to seabirds that live in colonies around the town's shores.\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by cynthia☺😙 (@cynlappp) on Sep 23, 2019 at 7:03pm PDT\nWebsite\nCaterpillar 789 Dump Truck\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Fermont, Quebec\nWhy You Need To Go: The small mining community of Fermont is a really cool place with a very male-energy-centric looking coat of arms. It's definitely off the beaten path but if you make it up there, make sure to check out this great big dump truck. It also has a massive housing structure known as le Mur Écran, built to protect the town from frigid Arctic winds.\nView this post on Instagram Faire mon touriste à Fermont. 📸 🤓 #SNPL A post shared by Vincent (@cent_vingt) on Jul 4, 2020 at 5:46pm PDT\nWebsite\nCantine Ben La Bedaine\nPrice: Free\nAddress: 599, rue Principale, Granby, Quebec\nWhy You Need To Go: It all started in 1950 when Bernard "Ben" Dubé opened his own restaurant, at the tender age of 19. Things went so well they eventually built this huge statue of a man proclaiming his desire to fill your belly.\nView this post on Instagram Bouffe de road trip #benlabédaine #roadtrip #unepoutinesvp A post shared by Claudine St-Pierre (@claudinesp79) on Jun 14, 2020 at 3:03pm PDT\nWebsite\nJe Suis La Nature\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Gaspé, Quebec\nWhy You Need To Go: This sculpture of a man-moose by artist Jean-Robert Drouillard near Gaspé is sure to give you pause.\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Richard Nantel (@rnantel) on Jul 6, 2020 at 2:04pm PDT\nWebsite\nThe Painted Fire Hydrants Of New Carlisle\nPrice: Free\nAddress: New Carlisle, Quebec\nWhy You Need To Go: Decorating their fire hydrants to look like cartoon characters is something they excel at in the beautiful little town of New Carlisle.\nMunicipalité de New Carlisle\nWebsite\nManche d'Epée (Sword Handle)\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Manche d'Epee, Quebec\nWhy You Need To Go: I challenge you to try and pull the sword from the stone of this roadside attraction — but not really because that might be illegal.\nView this post on Instagram Beau ti nom😂 A post shared by James Ronda (@jamesmopar69) on Jul 24, 2019 at 11:51am PDT\nWebsite\nBen Lalen Boutique\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Sainte-Eulalie\nWhy You Need To Go: Most Quebec road trips will mean passing by a roadside shrine or two but this store in Sainte-Eulalie has taken it to a whole different level by mixing in statues of farm animals, cartoon characters, and other fun stuff.\nView this post on Instagram #jesus #boutique #exploringquebec #fur #maplesyrup #quebec #canada #ontheroad #trees #rooster #horseonroof #horse #building #grass #exporing #ben #benlalen #steulalie #woolcome A post shared by @ chuchonix on Jul 6, 2020 at 9:19am PDT\nWebsite\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. 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