Things to Do in Quebec City, Canada

Things to Do in Quebec City, Canada
In addition to being the capital city of the Canadian province of Quebec, Quebec City is also one of the oldest cities in North America and an excellent vacation destination for the outdoor enthusiast. It is on the St. Lawrence River and between the major Canadian cities of Ottawa and Montreal.

Montmorency Falls

This 279-foot-high waterfall is located where the Montmorency River meets the St. Lawrence. It is less than 30 minutes off Autoroute 40, and the Parc de la Chute Montmorency adjoining it features a visitors center, a gift shop, an aerial tram offering breathtaking views of the falls and a suspension bridge spanning the waterfall's crest. A moderately challenging staircase and trail allows intimate views along the edge of the falls.

Parc de la Chute Montmorency
2490 Ave. Royale
Quebec, Canada G1C 1S1
(800) 665-6527

Mont-Sainte-Anne Resort

This lavish country resort is heaven to many outdoors enthusiasts. Whether it is mountain biking, camping, golfing, hiking or paragliding, guests won't run out of activities. Visit in the summer to meet and interact with the 65 sled dogs that spend their summers at the summit of the mountain.

2000, Boul. du Beau-Pré
Beaupre, Quebec
Canada G0A 1E0
(888) 827-4579
mont-sainte-anne.com

Canyon Sainte-Anne

Formed by the Sainte-Anne-du-Nord River, this canyon runs deep into the rural Quebec landscape. Hike over trails, footbridges and a suspension bridge to take in this outdoor spectacle.

Canyon Sainte-Anne
C.P. 2087, 206, Route 138 est
Beaupre, Quebec
Canada G0A 1E0
(418) 827-4057
canyonste-anne.qc.ca

Domaine Charlevoix

This nature park, in Baie-St. Paul, is open from June through October and features a number of trails for hiking. Take the Pierre-Harvey trail through dense Canadian forest to the park's manor house. From there, two trails lead to the Surprenante and Magnifique waterfalls and the St. Lawrence.

Domaine Charlevoix
340 Route 362
Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec
Canada G3Z 3B6
(418) 435-2626

Article Written By Jonathan Croswell

Jonathan Croswell has spent more than five years writing and editing for a number of newspapers and online publications, including the "Omaha World-Herald" and "New York Newsday." Croswell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska and is currently pursuing a Master's of Health and Exercise Science at Portland State University.

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