Downtown Montreal seen from Mont Royal, Quebec, Canada
by Anna Kucsma
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Apart from Quebec City the province of Quebec has many more attractions to offer the tourist.
The biggest city, Montreal, although suffering the usual urban traffic problems still has some stylish buildings old and new, excellent museums such as the Museé des Beaux-Arts, a huge and diverse Botanical Gardens encompassing 31 specialised gardens (Chinese, Japanese etc), fantastic eating all around ( especially the Jean-Talon street market).
The Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal, one of the city's most impressive attractions.
The interior of Basilique Notre-Dame is an outstanding example of over-the-top church baroque and totally worth the small entry fee, while Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal), though small is a very pleasant and tranquil place for a day's strolling, beside the river with cobbled streets, interesting historic buildings, little shops, cafés and restaurants. Of course it cannot measure up to Old Quebec City!
Marché Bonsecours and Bonsecours Park, in Old Montreal
Summer in Quebec province; there's a lot of space!
Outside cities Quebecois are activity aficionados and vast areas of the province - particularly the Laurentians and the Saguenay Region - are home to every sport imaginable, summer and winter, including a lot of wildlife-spotting.
One of Mont Tremblant's ski resorts, 1.5 hours from Montreal.
Just 1.5 hour's drive from Montreal (75 miles/120 kms) in the Laurentian Mountains, Mont Tremblant National Park is east Canada's biggest sports/recreation destination, summer or winter, packed with all the usual activities (including dog sledding, ice climbing, zip lines, but skiing is #1) as well as spas, golf courses, and a casino. Mont Tremblant also has an airport with direct flights from Toronto and New York City. Tremblant ski resort guide. Tremblant tourist information.
Snowmobiles in the massive, four-season recreation region north of Montreal
by Guillaume Pauliot/Tourism Laurentians
A baby seal on on Les Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec. Quebec Wildlife Pictures or Polar Bears.
Quebec Wildlife: there are several good wildlife reserves not far from the cities, such as Jacques-Cartier National Park, 50km north of Quebec City or Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area on the north shore of the St Lawrence River in the Saint-Joachim region, 40 minutes drive north-east of Quebec City..more.
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