Our province is home to some beautiful mountains that get packed with snow once winter hits.
And if you're already planning your skiing adventures for the 2021-2022 season, Casino En Ligne's new ranking of the "Top 9 Ski Resorts Quebec Has to Offer This Winter" may help you narrow down where you want to go.
The Top 9 Quebec ski resorts to check out this winter according to Casino En Ligne are:
It comes with little surprise that Tremblant won the top spot. As Casino En Ligne put it, "Mont Tremblant is a great skiing location for those of any level of experience whether a seasoned skier or beginner. The renowned resort has over 100 trails in total; 22 easy, 31 difficult and 49 very difficult/extreme. Mont Tremblant has been voted the top ski resort on the East Coast of North America."
Before we know it, it'll be time to hit the slopes again.
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It's time to start planning those leaf-peeping adventures because it appears fall foliage is arriving a bit early and we're just weeks away from the bare-tree greyness of the long winter season. At the top of our fall hikes list is Quebec's Mont-Orford.
The Estrie mountain, situated in a Quebec national park of the same name, features eight hiking trails, each offering an immersive adventure in the brilliant, fiery colours of the fall foliage.
From the park's multiple peaks, hikers can take in the great blanket of bright reds, oranges and yellows that covers the region's hills and valleys in the fall.
But you don't have to work too hard to yield some big rewards.
Sépaq describes the shortest and easiest hike, the 3.5-kilometre Étang-Fer-de-Lance, as "a pleasant walk in a maple forest [leading] to a superb panoramic view."
Those looking for a bit more difficulty might try the Mont-Chauve hike, a 10.6-kilometre intermediate-level loop that crosses the peak's summit.
Get all the details on visiting Mont-Orford below.
Mont-Orford Fall Foliage Hike
Price: $9/adult for a day pass; tickets must be purchased online
Where: 200, Chemin du Camping, Orford, QC (visitor centre address)
When: Seasonal closure dates vary by trail
Why You Need To Go: For maybe the best views of the fall foliage in Quebec
Why You Need To Go: This is one of the more popular spots for a country house because it's close to the city, but still gives you the feeling of being on a getaway. Whether you have a house here or not, you definitely need to make the trip.
Why You Need To Go: Great in the winter, great in the summer, this town is downright fantastic at any time of the year. It's also home to the fabulous Estérel Resort which will truly make you feel like you're travelling abroad.
Expedia also shared data on Canadians' interest in visiting Quebec destinations. After Quebec City and Mont-Tremblant, Canadians seem to want to travel to La Malbaie, Tadoussac, Montreal and Gaspésie — in that order.
The results were based on searches for trips that would take place between July 7 and September 30.