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Quebec at a Glance

French speaking Quebec has vibrant cities, great skiing and thousands of acres of agricultural lands overflowing with a bounty of corn, peaches, tomatoes and other delicacies. Dig in to this delicious landscape and enjoy the food, culture and natural beauty of Quebec.
For the cosmopolitan traveler, Quebec's largest city, Montreal, should be the first stop. A world class fringe festival, excellent restaurants, art museums and a reputation for strong nightlife make Montreal fun.
Quebec City is for the history lover and for Francophiles. Four hundred year old buildings, cobblestone streets and costumed interpreters help the history of Quebec City come alive.

In between these two great cities, outdoor adventure awaits. Hike, ski and bike through the Laurentian Mountains. Immerse yourself in the rural landscapes of the Eastern Townships where church spires, roadside vegetable stands and the countryside's gentle beauty will take you in.

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Popular Places
  • Montreal Montreal
  • Quebec City Quebec City
  • Mont Tremblant Mont Tremblant
Getting There
Major Airports
  • Major Airport Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
  • Major Airport Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport

Passport / Visa Requirements

American citizens and permanent residents must now have a valid U.S passport or U.S green card to enter Canada. Visitors from other countries may need a tourist visa and can determine their specific requirements by using the website of the Canadian government.  All visitors must be able to convince immigration officials that they have enough money for their trip, that they are healthy, and that they have ties in their home country that will draw them home again at the end of their visit. American citizens can learn more information on world-wide travel at the U.S State Department's website.

Need to Know

Severe Weather Quebec sees deep winter snows and cold temperatures. Come prepared with the proper boots and gear. Drivers should expect delays when traveling in snow.

Safety Concerns Use the same safety precautions that you would use anywhere when traveling in Quebec. Avoid flashing cash or electronics, stay out of deserted areas at night and keep your passport under wraps. 

Health Concerns Quebec has clean drinking water and good public health. Purify all drinking water from lakes and streams when camping or hiking.

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