"Quebec: A Unique North American Place" Top 5 Page for this destination Province of Quebec by AKtravelers

Province of Quebec Travel Guide: 6,683 reviews and 15,111 photos

Quebec is one of my favorite places in the world. It has an abundance of natural beauty, French language and a simlar cuisine, a rich history and wonderful people. One thing Quebec is NOT is "a slice of Europe next door", as many advertisements in the US claim it to be. In fact, the francophone population was cut off from its old world roots earlier than the 13 British colonies. What you'll see in Quebec is a unique slice of North America that you'll never forget.
Most of this page is focused on our trip to the Gaspe and Quebec City in 2000 and to Tadoussac in 2004. While Quebec is a much bigger province than that small slice, a trip north and east of Quebec City is PLENTY to take in.

A French past...

Of course, everywhere you'll go you'll see evidence of the province's French heritage. The quebecois are justifiably proud of keeping their culture alive for the 200 years since the Battle of Quebec. But don't be put off by the politics of the currents ebbs and flows of the independence movement. The people of Quebec will welcome you no matter what language you speak.

and a British past

Despite all the Quebec indepedence hoopla, there are plenty of residents proud of their British past as well. The citedel, in fact, is a well-preserved Bristish fort built to protect Quebec City from the Americans, who attacked it twice (including one losing effort by Benedict Arnold).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:natural beauty, great food, good beer, friendly people, unique history, architecture
  • Cons:cold winters
  • In a nutshell:Un endroit unique du monde
  • Last visit to Province of Quebec: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 1, 2005
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  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2009 at 8:36 AM

    what a great page on a great province i must say. nice pictures too. i took many of your tips into my travel guide. we hope to be here next summer.

  • johngayton's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    This is a really great page and I share your sentiments in your intro. Cheers, John.

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    thanks for the tour. I didn't realize there were lots of art galleries up the coast. Something else for my list! thanks.

  • Karolina01's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    It is on my travel list for the future. I like the colourful painting that you bought.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2006 at 5:04 AM

    Wow, you two really know how to travel properly! Truly magnificent photos and very informative tips on your adventures in these beautiful parts of PQ! Top marks all the way for this gem!

  • 11dana's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2006 at 11:01 AM

    ...like on our roads...

  • jadedmuse's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2005 at 6:55 PM

    Beautiful job on this area, evoking great nostalgia on my part. Your intro photo of the Perce Rock...well, it just ROCKS! It's the most gorgeous one I've seen of it. Tks for making me really regret not making it all the way up the Gaspe Peninsula...

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