Québec City's Countryside

View of Mont Sainte-Anne from Île d'Orléans
Île d'Orléans, Camirand Photo

The greater Québec City region offers an extraordinary historical heritage and landscapes of great beauty. Here are the different sectors that make up the area around Québec City.

Île d'Orléans: Treasure Island

Île d’Orléans, just 15 minutes from downtown, across from the Montmorency Falls, is well worth a visit! Take a tour of an island that is the largest heritage site in the province. Be sure to stop by boutiques and farms to savour local delicaties and admire the works by regional artisans and artists, Explore the picturesque Québec countryside in the middle of the St. Lawrence River.

Côte-de-Beaupré: A Magnificent History

The region has an abundance of exceptional heritage and natural attractions. Travel along Route de la Nouvelle-France (New France Route), a historical journey through fascinating cultural, heritage, and agrotourist sites, including Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine, a famous pilgrimage destination. The landscape of Côte-de-Beaupré is caracterized by the St. Lawrence River, the Laurentian Mountains, waterfalls and canyons. You can practice a number of outdoor recreational activities near Mont-Sainte-Anne.

Jacques-Cartier: A Breath of Fresh Air

The mountains and forests of the Jacques-Cartier area make it a real recreational paradise in every season. Here, we turn off our cell phones and take in spectacular landscapes: sprawling mountains, rivers and lakes abound! The national park, the Réserve faunique des Laurentides and the Station touristique Stoneham are just a few
of its attractions for nature-lovers.

Portneuf: A Natural Way to Relax

The area around Portneuf is known for the legendary chemin du Roy (King's Road) and its charming towns. Anyone who loves outdoor sports and nature will
get their fill in this area: mountain biking, hiking, cycling, fishing, and snowmobiling. You'll also want to sample the culinary and comestible bounty of Portneuf.

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