Chaudière-Appalaches

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Say hello to Québec’s most beautiful villages

So-named for the rivière Chaudière that crosses it and for the Appalachian foothills in its southern reaches near the Maine border, Chaudière-Appalaches is a fertile garden. The shoreline facing Québec City unfurls a string of some of the most beautiful villages in the province, with watermills, stately manors and ancestral homes bearing witness to three centuries of history.

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78 establishments

Laurentians

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Québec’s premier four-season destination

This region’s four-season resorts have made it a leader in North America and worldwide. Such prestige positioning is due to the excellence and variety of its accommodations as well as an outstanding array of leisure pursuits in superb natural settings.

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152 establishments

Côte-Nord

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Between earthly and unearthly

The Côte-Nord is actually an amalgamation of two regions: Manicouagan and Duplessis. Running along the St. Lawrence as it turns from estuary to gulf, the coastline here is dotted with lighthouses, whale-watching sites, archipelagos and beaches. But the magic extends far beyond the river: the Côte-Nord is also a prime destination for hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, green spaces, nature and scenery. Indeed, Manicouagan- Uapishka has been designated a UNESCO World Biosphere reserve. The sea mammals of the St. Lawrence River make their lovely dance in this region where everything is grandiose. The dams are oversized, and even the littlest villages astonish by their great beauty.

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68 establishments

Québec

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Cradle of French North America

Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Québec City is the only fortified city in North America north of Mexico. Brimming with treasures, it’s much more than just a living museum. Inside and outside the walls of Old Québec are a host of gastronomic discoveries, cultural goings-on, special and sporting events and, of course, superb shopping. The surrounding region doesn’t lag behind, either. There’s Île d’Orléans, the largest heritage site in Québec. There’s one of North America’s oldest thoroughfares, the New France route, which links Old Québec with the Côte-de-Beaupré and is studded with points of interest.

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188 establishments

Montérégie

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Easy getaways close to Montréal

The dominant features of this region dotted with towns, villages and fertile fields are history and food. The Rivière Richelieu that starts in Lake Champlain on the Canada-U.S. border and empties into the St. Lawrence has seen its share of trade, not to mention skirmishes with First Nations and our neighbours to the south. The region has a Cider route that runs the gamut of the local brewers. If wine is more your thing, then the Montérégie Wine route will take you to a number of vineyards. Montérégie boasts the largest number of commercial sugar shacks in Québec: each spring, the rising of the sap signals the start of the feasting.

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141 establishments