- We've entered the new year and that sometimes means the budget is a little tighter than usual.
- That doesn't mean you should stop exploring, though!
- Instead, check out these free places in Quebec that are totally amazing and won't break the bank.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visit A Waterfall Higher Than Niagra 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.
Now it's time to make the itinerary...