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Things to do in Quebec Province

A fascinating open-air history book – this Canadian province blends North American and European influences.

Our most recommended things to do in Quebec Province

Tadoussac & Baie-Ste-Catherine: Zodiac Whale Watch

1. Tadoussac & Baie-Ste-Catherine: Zodiac Whale Watch

Embark on a cruise in the Saguenay St.Lawrence Marine Park and board a Zodiac boat. Marvel at the epic views and keep on the lookout for whales in their natural habitat. Get ready for a fantastic wildlife adventure. Accompanied by a certified naturalist captain, you will experience the excitement of an intimate and unique encounter with whales. It’s a must for lovers of intense emotions. Departing from Tadoussac Marina or Baie-Ste-Catherine Pier, you can experience a whale-watching excursion aboard a 25-foot passenger inflatable or a 60-foot rigid boat. Enjoy this intimate experience with whales in their natural habitat. Your captain and guide will tell you the story of how these impressive marine mammals live. You will top off the cruise with a breathtaking excursion into the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord.

Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier: Hotel de Glace Entry Ticket

2. Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier: Hotel de Glace Entry Ticket

Do something different during your time in Quebec City and visit the beautiful Hôtel de Glace, the only ice hotel in North America. Avail of a theme that changes each winter to the delight of locals and tourists alike. During your self-guided visit, be greeted by fascinating art upon your arrival at the Grand Hall, and then be awestruck by the themed rooms and suites decorated with majestic sculptures. Stop by the beautiful chapel to appreciate its magical ambiance.  With its majestic snow arches, crystal-clear ice sculptures, and beautiful rooms, the ice hotel is a one-of-a-kind experience providing a luxurious Nordic-style getaway within a winter wonderland.

Tadoussac or Baie-Sainte-Catherine: Whale Watching Cruise

3. Tadoussac or Baie-Sainte-Catherine: Whale Watching Cruise

Depart from the pier in Tadoussac or Baie-Sainte-Catherine and head out on an observation boat on a tour of the marine ecosystem in Quebec's Saguenay-St-Lawrence Marine Park. Embark on a whale-watching trip, and observe geological formations like the Saguenay Fjord. As you sail along the waters of this marine reserve aboard the Grand Fleuve, keep your eyes peeled for whales. The area is best known for its colony of belugas, but you can also sometimes spot blue whales, minke whales, and fin whales. Continue your adventure with a visit to the magnificent Saguenay Fjord. This inlet is 65 miles long and sometimes as wide as 2.5 miles. The fjord is also in Saguenay Fjord National Park, sometimes overlapping with Saguenay-St-Lawrence Marine Park. You will be amazed by the wonder of marine life and geological formations as you cruise the waters on this relaxing and informative tour. Finally, sail back to the departure point where your tour ends.

Quebec: Ice Hotel Entrance Ticket with Transportation

4. Quebec: Ice Hotel Entrance Ticket with Transportation

Explore the iconic Ice Hotel with its pristine white rooms, chapel, bar, and decor all made out of ice and compact snow. Sit back and relax on an easy 45-minute return shuttle ride from Quebec city center to the hotel, enjoying the wintry landscape along the way. Hop on your shuttle and head off to visit the marvelous Ice Hotel. Walk through its many rooms at your own pace, marveling at the soft colors of the lamps glinting off the snow and ice. If it's open, enjoy a drink at the hotel's ice bar surrounded by white walls and icy sculptures. Refreshed, continue your visit in your own time. Best of all, choose from a number of different return shuttle times, taking all the time you need to see the Ice Hotel in its entirety.

Quebec City: Guided Visit of Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

5. Quebec City: Guided Visit of Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Learn about castle life at the Château Frontenac during a guided tour of this iconic hotel located in one of the most beautiful sites in Quebec City. The visit will last between 50 to 60 minutes and includes an outer portion of about 15 to 20 minutes. The rest of the tour takes place inside. Take advantage of a unique chance to see the improvements of the installations undergone in recent years. Have a guide interpreting an authentic character who once lived in the Château Frontenac during the early days.

Quebec City: Guided Snowmobile Tour

6. Quebec City: Guided Snowmobile Tour

Come and discover the joys of winter only one hour drive from Quebec City. A guide will accompany you during your guided 1.5 hour snowmobile experience. They will explain the safety rules during a safety and training briefing prior to exploring the winter wonderland of Quebec's great outdoors. Your guided will lead your group while you follow along during the tour. There is not lunch or food served onsite, but guests are welcome to bring and eat their own food. There is free outdoor parking on site. For safety reasons, pregnant women cannot participate in the snowmobile activity, nor children under 9 years old.

Quebec City: Montmorency Falls & Ile d'Orleans Half-Day Tour

7. Quebec City: Montmorency Falls & Ile d'Orleans Half-Day Tour

Visit the Côte-de-Beaupré region and Ile d'Orleans on a half-day tour from Quebec City. Discover the traditional villages of rural Quebec as you leave the driving to your experienced guide. Depart Quebec's Old Town and ride along the 40-kilometers of Chemin du Roy to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Make a stop at Abert Gilles' copper art studio along the way then spend 45-minutes exploring the renowned Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica. Your next stop is the stunning Montmorency Falls, standing 1.5-times higher than Niagara Falls.  Be treated to a short visit of the beautiful Island of Orleans (Ile d'Orleans) and its charming 19th Century rural atmosphere. Stop in at the Island chocolate shop for some sweet treats before the return journey. The tour concludes with your return to downtown Quebec.

Old Quebec: Nordic Spa Thermal Experience

8. Old Quebec: Nordic Spa Thermal Experience

Discover a complete relaxation experience at Strøm Nordic Spa, located only a few steps from Old Quebec City and the cruise terminal. Enjoy a thermal experience at an exceptional Nordic spa that includes the rental of a bathrobe, a towel, and a locker. Summer or winter, rain or shine, reduce stress as you revive your body and mind.  Begin by relaxing your muscles in the whirlpool hot tubs. Eliminate toxins by going to a heated sauna, followed by a dip in an ice-cold bath and a period of deep relaxation.  Practiced for thousands of years, thermotherapy is a wellness ritual based on the external use of water for therapeutic purposes. Benefit from access to the outdoor whirlpools, thermal and Nordic baths, Finnish saunas, eucalyptus steam bath, thermal and Nordic waterfalls, plus indoor and outdoor relaxation areas with fireplaces. The gourmet bistro on-site offers panoramic views of the river and a Scandinavian-inspired cuisine highlighting local products and flavors.

Montreal: 3.5-Hour Guided Bus Tour

9. Montreal: 3.5-Hour Guided Bus Tour

Discover Montreal by bus and admire over 200 points of interest in the vibrant Canadian city. Your bilingual guide will tell you all about each place you visit, offering insights and historical background as you go. Stroll through charming Old Montreal for a panoramic view of the Old Port, and admire Place Jacques Cartier in the heart of this historical area. Located between the St. Lawrence River and downtown, Old Montreal is the center of the city and offers a fascinating glimpse into Montreal's past. See prestigious McGill University and Universite de Montreal, then stop by Montreal's City Hall before heading to vibrant Montreal Harbor, an ocean port 1,000 miles (1,600 km) from the sea. Enjoy beautiful views of the city from Mont Royal Park as you stand next to the massive basilica of St. Joseph's Oratory at the park summit. The bus will also take you to Chinatown, the Place Des Arts performing arts center, and the Place Ville Marie underground luxury shopping center. See the tallest inclined building in the world at Olympic Park and admire the new home of the Montreal Canadien ice hockey team at the Bell Centre. See all there is to see in Montreal's French Quarter, and residential and financial districts as you get to know this fascinating French Canadian city.

Montreal: La Grande Roue de Montréal Entry Ticket

10. Montreal: La Grande Roue de Montréal Entry Ticket

Take in breathtaking views of Montreal with entry tickets to La Grande Roue de Montréal, the largest observation wheel in Canada. See the city and its surroundings from 60 meters in the air. Upgrade your experience to a private climate-controlled gondola on the Saint Lawrence River. The wheel is located in the heart of the picturesque setting of Old Port, on the shore of the Saint Lawrence River. Step aboard climate-controlled gondolas with ultra-clear glass for unbeatable panoramic views 60-meters high. Year round, rain, snow or shine, admire exceptional views of the city and its surroundings. Your ride will last around twenty breathtaking minutes. No matter the weather, the temperate gondolas will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.  Under the sun or stars, enjoy the historic buildings of Old Montreal, the city center’s eclectic architecture, Mont-Royal, and the majestic Saint Lawrence River. On a clear day, you can admire up to 28-kilometers of the horizon. As dusk falls, Montreal’s lights up in color, creating a romantic and festive atmosphere. At the base of the wheel, relax on terraces or saver a tasty treat at the onsite cafe and bistro. You can upgrade your experience with the option of a private gondola for 8 people.

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What people are saying about Quebec Province

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The private tour was great. My guide was relaxed & casual, which I appreciated. He was very knowledgeable, especially regarding history, which particularly interests me. We covered a lot of ground, without it feeling rushed. He also offered suggestions for things I could explore on my own, based on what he learned about my preferences. Highly recommended!

Went with my teenagers for a session. Staff was extremely helpful. Enjoyed playing group games but took a bit of time to figure out each game. Wish we had booked the hour session (we booked 30 mins).

Our guide Francois was very knowledgeable and professional. Learned alot and got to experience parts of Montreal we would not have visited.

Very pretty, even though it lasts a few seconds and the lines are huge. They should put a rail for the sleds to get on

Beautiful view and fun ride in a comfortable gondola.