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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190 establishments

Îles-de-la-Madeleine

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An archipelago surrounded by the sea

Right in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence is a string of islands with evocative names: Grande Entrée, Grosse Île, Pointe aux Loups, Havre aux Maisons, Cap aux Meules and Havre Aubert. All except Entry Island are linked by route 199. Natural beauty is at every turn: long beaches, the dunes and their beach grass, grey and red sandstone cliffs.

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41 establishments

Montréal

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At the crossroads of culture, creativity and innovation

Montréal combines a distinctive European charm with North American eclecticism. Celebrating its 375th birthday in 2017, the city is a patchwork of diverse and cosmopolitan districts. Montréal loves fine dining and is always up for a party. From its multicultural roots comes a flair for modernity; no surprise, then, that Montréal has been designated a UNESCO City of Design and is recognized as a leader in the digital arts. All in all, a compelling urban centre!

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418 establishments

Laval

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No end of things to do

In 1965, the island of Laval merged its 14 municipalities into a single city. Self-defined as “Urban by nature”, Laval today offers the best of both town and country. Along with superb shopping at mega-malls like Carrefour Laval or Centre Laval, attractions that combine fun with education, and numerous dining destinations, the island is an important centre of agricultural production, with fully 30% of its surface area given over to the activities of some 150 farmers and growers.

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52 establishments

Mauricie

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Discoveries a-plenty right next door

Located just 90 minutes away for 80% of Québec’s population, Mauricie is bisected by the Rivière Saint-Maurice, a tributary of the St. Lawrence. Consisting of nearly nine-tenths wilderness—good news for those who love the great outdoors—the region is marked by its religious and industrial history as much as by its cultural creativity and festive outlook.

Snapshot of the region

87 establishments

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