There are numerous places of interest which can be reached in a few hours’ drive from Quebec City. The scenic places which surround Quebec City abound with historic and natural treasures. Some must visit day trip sites from Quebec City include Mont Saint Anne, Tadoussac and Saint Tite des Caps. To know more about the best, must experience day trips from Quebec City, read on.
Here are 5 Best Day Trips from Quebec City:
Mont Saint Anne
Mont Saint Anne which offers incredible conditions is situated approximately 43.8 kms north of Quebec City. The ski resort of Mont Saint Anne is the ideal place to enjoy the ultimate ski vacation. This region is best known for its 71 incredible skin runs, including 19 illuminated runs which are designed for night skiing, and 3 amazing snow parks. With its breathtaking scenery and family friendly activities, Mont Saint Anne is the ideal place to enjoy a host of winter activities like ice skating, tobogganing, skiing and dog sledding. This beautiful resort town is also home to a number of world class hotels and restaurants.
Baie Saint Paul
A spectacular one hour and fifteen minute drive north of Quebec City, much of which is along the banks of the beautiful St. Lawrence River, will take you to the historic town of Baie St Paul. This laid back town with its quaint homes and beautiful art galleries is the ideal place to simply wander around and to soak up the atmosphere. Visitors to Baie St Paul throng the ‘Economuse du Fromage’ to sample the huge collection of local and regional cheeses. Tourists can also visit the Centre d’ Exposition de’ Baie St Paul to examine the vast collection of travelling exhibits from around the world. Centre d’ Histoire Naturelle de Charlevoix, which displays the natural wonders of the world, and Centre d’ Art de Baie St Paul which has a mammoth collection of painting done by local Charlevoix artists are other major attractions of this town.
The modern village of Tadoussac which is located at a distance of 217 kms from Quebec City consistently attracts hordes of tourists. This village is situated at the exact point where the mighty Saint Lawrence River meets the Saguenay River. Tadoussac has become a destination with a little something for everyone to see and to do. Top adventure activities in Tadoussac include joining a whale spotting eco tour, hiking along the numerous picturesque trails of this region and sea kayaking or surf biking in the Saguenay Fjord. Visitors can explore the scenic environs of Parc Marin du Saguenay St Laurent or visit the historic fur trading outpost of Poste de Traite Chauvin. The Petite Chapelle de Tadoussac (1747) one of the oldest wooden churches still in existence in North America is another must visit place in Tadoussac.
Cote de Beaupre
The scenic region of Cote de Beaupre which is bordered by the scenic St. Lawrence River on one side, is situated at a distance of 103 kms from Quebec City. Visitors to Cote de Beaupre must examine the historic homes of this region which were built during the 18th and 19th century. Tourists must also view the Cyclorama de Jerusalem – a gigantic work of art which is housed inside St Anne de Beaupre Shrine. Hiking, zip lining and kayaking are some wonderful adventure activities which tourists to Cote de Beaupre can partake of during the summer season. If you are visiting Cote de Beaupre during the winter season you should participate in winter sporting activities like dog sledding, skiing and snowboarding.
Saint Tite des Caps
The municipality of Saint Tite des Caps is a short 50 minute drive from Quebec City. A visit to the famous Musee du Coquillage which houses a vast collection of rare shells and mollusks is a must on a trip to Saint Tite des caps. Adventure lovers can explore the numerous snow-shoes and cross country trails at Sentier des Caps. This place is also home to numerous world class hotels and restaurants.