Quebec, often referred to as “la belle province” or “the beautiful province,” is situated in eastern Canada. It shares its borders with Ontario, James Bay, Hudson Bay to the west, Hudson Strait and Ungava Bay to the north, the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador to the east, and the United States (specifically, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine) to the south. Additionally, it has maritime boundaries with Nunavut and the provinces of Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.

Quebec holds the distinction of being Canada’s largest province in terms of land area and its second-largest administrative division, surpassed only by Nunavut. While it ranks as the second-most populous province, the majority of its residents are concentrated near the Saint Lawrence River. The central and northern regions of the province are less densely inhabited and are home to Canada’s indigenous peoples.

Québec, a province filled with vibrant nightlife, natural wonders, and a contagious zest for life, has an enchanting appeal for travelers. Whether you’re captivated by the allure of Montréal and Québec City, two cosmopolitan hubs steeped in old-world French charm, or you embark on a journey through the province’s historic landscapes, including the majestic St. Lawrence River, picturesque Charlevoix region, and the stunning Laurentian Mountains, Québec promises an unforgettable experience.

Québec provides numerous opportunities to immerse yourself in the rich cultures of its 11 First Nations. From the Naspaki Nation in the north to the Huron-Wendat and Abenaki in the south, spanning across 55 communities, you’ll find over 145 meaningful travel experiences that both enrich and inspire.

Discover the captivating Indigenous legends passed down through generations as you gather around a crackling wood fire in a traditional longhouse at the Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations in Wendake. Wander through a meticulously recreated 17th-century Mi’kmaq village in Gaspé. For those seeking adventure, join the Innu Nation as they share their ancestral wisdom through lobster fishing, whale watching, and sea kayaking along the breathtaking shores of the St. Lawrence River.

Destinations in Quebec

Map of Quebec