Some Adventure in Quebec Area

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Jun 3rd, 2018, 05:13 AM
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Some Adventure in Quebec Area

Looking to visit Quebec for first time with 2 daughters, 22 and 30 for 4 nights.
Like a little city but prefer small town, villages with good food and hikes and views.
What are must visits in Quebec/ surrounding area?Many thanks BH
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Jun 5th, 2018, 06:00 AM
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Hello BAHItaly,
Do you mean the Quebec City area, or the province of Quebec?
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Jun 5th, 2018, 06:04 AM
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Quebec is very big, about half the size of Europe. Two areas that are popular for vacationing are the Charlevoix, and the Eastern Townships.
Charlevoix is the district along the St Lawrence north of Quebec City. It is very scenic and unique, with great hiking, small villages and whale watching. Two nice villages to look at might be Baie-Saint-Paul, and Tadoussac.
The Eastern Townships are just east of Montreal. There are many small villages, vineyards, farms and great bicycling trails. Some nice towns would be Magog, Bromont and Sutton.
Of course Montreal and Quebec city are both great cities with a lot to see and do if you want a more urban experience.
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Jun 6th, 2018, 09:39 AM
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Gee, I know so little about Canada.
Thought it would be nice to fly into Quebec City or Montreal and then visit a smaller town for hiking and site seeing with young athletic family members. for 4 nights.
thank you!
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Jun 6th, 2018, 09:58 AM
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I briefly looked at your suggestions-all breath taking!
Tadoussac appears especially inciting given that we will have 21-34 years old "kids" with us
What about 1 and 4th nights in Quebec City and 2/3 nits in Tadoussac?
Going to 1-2 National parks.
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Jun 7th, 2018, 05:12 AM
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https://www.sepaq.com/home/index.dot?language_id=1
This site comes from the provincial government and offers a range of outdoors activities and accommodations. Quebec promotes such activities as important to identity. A word of caution: Quebec considers these to be "national." The federal government also operates "national" parks. The distinctions shouldn't matter much to a visitor unless you want to step into the swamp of history and politics.
Quebec is also big on what is known as agritourism, from farm stays to local produce. Google "agritourism" and you will find several sites that will make you hungry.
It is possible to fly into Quebec City, where the airport is considered an international port of entry. However it has a limited number of direct international flights so it is possible or even likely that, coming from Europe, you will make a connection in Montreal or the US east coast.
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Jun 8th, 2018, 10:00 AM
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Hi Bev,

I would stay the two nights in either Baie St-Paul or La Malbaie (area) (if it survives the G7 summit). Tadoussac is very nice if your primary goal is to go whale watching. Making Tadoussac your base will mean crossing on the ferry for any hiking on the south side of the Saguenay or in the Charlevoix.

Make sure you drive the 362 between Baie St-Paul and La Malbaie, and also the small road that goes through Port-au-Persil.

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Jun 8th, 2018, 11:10 AM
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Driving or biking around Ile-aux -caudres is also worth considering.
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