17 Isolated Spots To Escape To In Quebec
This is why they call it 'La belle province'.
Apparently they don't call Quebec 'La Belle Province' because it was named after of the place that sells steamies. We actually live in a pretty beautiful place.
Maybe we don't notice it because we're used to being surrounded with natural beauty, but if you take a second to appreciate all the amazing sites we have to see right in our own back yard, you'll realize how lucky we are to live in such an amazing province.
1. Parc de la Chutte-Montmorency
Located close to Quebec City, this park features Quebec's highest waterfall "Le Grand Sault". It is 30 meters higher than Niagra Falls!
2. Blue Lavande
The Bleu Lavande Estate, located in the Eastern Townships, is described as a haven full of fragrances, landscapes and unique experiences.
3. Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve
4. Le Massif de Charlevoix
Open all year round, le massif offers activities for every season. There are restaurants, a farmers' market, a spa and even a scenic train ride that runs between Québec City and La Malbaie.
5. La Mauricie National Park of Canada
Located in the Eastern forest-boreal transition ecoregion. The park features a variety of wildlife including moose, black bears, beavers and otters. They also offer camping, canoeing and kayaking.
6. Bic National Park
Home to a large population of seals, Bic National Park features low-flow rivers, salt marshes and rocky hills.
7. Percé Rock
The famous rock formation in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. It is one of the world's largest natural arches located in water and it has become a Quebec icon.
Photo cred - tourismeilesdelamadeleine
8. Grosse Île
Grosse Ile started out as the main point of entry for immigrants coming in to Canada. Perfect for any fan of Canadian history and home to the largest colony of Bats in the country.
9. Cite De l'Or
Historical mining village in Val-d'Or. Discover what it feels like to become a miner as you venture 300 feet underground.
10. Parc Marie-Victorin
If you enjoy the Jardin Botanique in Montreal, then you'll fall in love with Parc Marie Victorin. It features 6 gardens full of 3D plant mosaics and scupltures that will take your breath away.
11. Oka National Park
Located between the village of Oka and Pointe-Calumet. The Park includes beaches and marshes and the historical site of Calvaire d'Oka.
Explore trails, hike through the forest, ride a zipline suspended 60 metres above the gorge.
Photo cred - sepaq
13. Parc national Jacques-Cartier
Located 30 minutes from Québec City, Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier has one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in Québec.
14. Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon
Endless kilometers of shoreline. Perfect for boating enthusiasts, swimmers and cyclists. It also features the famous bike rail: Véloroute des Bleuets.
15. Mont Sainte-Anne
This is probably my favorite place on the list. It's like Mont-Tremblant on crack. This moutain has it all, the height, the snow, the trails and of course, the parks.
16. Omega Park
A safari park located in Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Montebello. It is home to moose, bears, raccoons, and wolves. It features a restaurant with a panoramic view and the park is open year round.
17. Mont-Tremblant National Park
We couldn't do a list without including the classics. No one can argue that Mont-Tremblant Park isn't breathtaking. With it's mountain ranges, hundreds of lakes and wide variety of wildlife, we should be thankful to live so close to such a beautiful place.