Every day is an adventure when you’re exploring the fascinating province of Quebec.
What if you could wake up to a different view every single day?
And what if that view was brand new…and a complete surprise?
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That’s precisely what happened to this traveling couple. Glennis and Kip visited Quebec on a one-of-a-kind adventure. Transported in a mobile room, they traveled on a remarkable journey across the province, waking up to a new view every morning. Each day, they were greeted by the extraordinary scenery of wondrous Quebec.
Watch their adventure in the film, A Room With Many Views, and prepare to be amazed.
While being transported via helicopter, train, and boat in a portable room isn’t the most practical way for most of us to get around, this video serves to inspire and fuel our wanderlust for Quebec. Tourisme Quebec has an interactive website to help you plan your travels to Quebec, highlighting many of the experiences in the video. They’re sorted by categories according to interests, which makes it easy to plan a trip based on your favorite attractions and activities. As you browse the website, you can easily save your favourite selections to a list for future reference.
I’m going to choose a few of my favourite scenes from the video and show you where to travel for similar experiences.
THE OUTDOORS AND NATURE
Quebec is home to sensational scenery, natural wonders, and a vast array of wildlife. Being from Toronto, I’m so thankful that this beautiful nature is practically in my own backyard. I don’t have to travel halfway across the world to witness such breathtaking views.
THE SAGUENAY FJORD
The Saguenay Fjord is North Amerca’s only navigable fjord. The Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park is one of the best places in the world for whale watching. You might catch glimpses of seals and beluga whales on your next sea kayaking adventure there.
Mont Megantic is home to the first (and Quebec’s only) International Dark Sky Reserve. There’s an enormous telescope there for observing the night sky. You can also camp beneath the stars. And if you’d looking to stay in an interesting accommodation, Quebec has some of the most unusual places to stay overnight. You can spend the night in a treehouse, a teepee, a lighthouse, a submarine, or even a prison cell!
BIC NATIONAL PARK
Venture out on foot and hike Bic National Park. There’s a vast landscape of bays, coves, islands, and mountains. Seals bask near the edge of the St. Lawrence River, and thousands of seabirds nest there. At the end of an invigorating day of hiking, you’ll be rewarded with one of the most spectacular sunsets.
CULTURE AND CREATIVITY
Quebec is steeped in a rich history and culture that’s alive and well. The province has a unique heritage that you can discover through visiting museums, exploring local landmarks, and interacting with its citizens.
From the Chateau Frontenac to the cobblestone roads of Lower Quebec, Old Quebec is a bit like stepping back in time. It’s the birthplace of French America, and you can still visit the oldest stone church in North America, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires. Quebec City is the only North American city, north of Mexico, to be surrounded by fortification walls and defensive structures.
It’s known as the “Garden of Quebec” and the “Cradle of French Civilization in North America.” Ile d’Orleans is an epicurean destination where everything is grown locally on the island. Drive or ride a bicycle through the countryside, stopping to try local specialties like fruits, vegetables, and cider. Make sure you try the renowned blackcurrant liqueur. There’s also sensational scenery and viewpoints to discover on your journey around the island.
Foresta Lumina is an illuminated nocturnal pathway through the woods. You’ll be immersed in a universe inspired by the mythology and heritage of Quebec’s forests. It’s coming soon in the summer of 2017 to Coaticook, Quebec.
Montreal turns 375 this year! To celebrate this epic occasion, the city of Montreal has awesome events happening all year long. There are many reasons to visit this world class city.
The best views of the city are from the summit of Mount Royal. This park was created by the same architect that designed New York City’s Central Park. Be surrounded by nature while enjoying panoramas of Montreal’s skyline.
Old Port is an ideal location for biking, cruising along the St. Lawrence River, or walking around to explore. There are tons of boutique shops, restaurants, cafes, and patios. There’s even an urban beach here to enjoy some sun and sand!
Speaking of biking, you can enjoy bicycle paths running right past Habitat 67, a one-of-a-kind housing complex. Built as a pavilion for Expo 67, these modern housing units are currently used as apartments. Stacked one on top of the other, there’s really nothing like it.
Are you feeling inspired by this film, A Room With Many Views?
Check out all the places that Glennis and Kip visited with this interactive map. We recommend that you take two weeks for this ambitious, thrilling adventure.
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