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If you are a fan of taking spontaneous road trips while exploring some of the breathtaking scenic routes of Canada, you need to plan a road trip in Quebec. This Quebec road trip would take you along the most scenic routes in Canada as you pass through majestic mountains, bustling cities, and scenic ocean areas.

If taking road trips gives you the same pleasure as cozying up on a premium mattress from Polysleep and the idea of planning a successful trip in Quebec fills you with wild excitement and anticipation, you have come to the right place!

Here are some cities you must cover on your road trip in Quebec to have a thrilling experience while making memories of a lifetime.

First Stop: Montreal

panoramic view of the city of Montreal taken from Mont-Royal

Your Quebec road trip ideas would be incomplete without mentioning the city of Montreal, a bustling town in Canada with a unique touch of European style.

Dubbed the cultural hub of Canada, Montreal, located on the bed of the magnificent Lawrence River, showcases European charm within the sophistication and allure of the French and Canadian lifestyles.

On visiting Montreal, you can see the following:

  • Mount Royal Park is the place to visit if you want a bird's eye view of this magnificent city.
  • If you love history, you can visit Notre Dame Basilica, the most visited monument in North America.
  • Montreal Botanical Garden, a part of Montreal's Space for life, is one of Montreal's top attractions. It houses a wide variety of plant species and tree gardens that will surely attract the nature lover in you.

Second Stop: Mauricie (158 Km)

Wapizagonke Lake in Mauricie National Park Marc-Lautenbacher, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Your best road trip, Quebec city, will be unfulfilled if you do not visit Mauricie. Located between Montreal and Quebec City, Mauricie offers an exciting experience in the form of its myriad attractions.

You can spend time basking in nature at La Mauricie National Park, where you can go hiking, swimming, canoeing, fishing, and more. True adventurers can pitch their tents and spend the night watching the stars.

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If you prefer to camp with your partner, you can snuggle together in an RV queen mattress, preferably from a premium brand like Polysleep.

If you love visiting museums, Borealis is the place to go. You will find out more about the city and the Trois Rivieres paper industry by taking an interactive self-guided tour.

Third Stop: Haute-Mauricie (204 Km)

Haute-Mauricie offers many attractions in the form of scenic picnic spots, like Parc Des Chutes De La Petite Riviere Bostonnais. For history lovers, there is Presbytere St. Zephirin, which boasts beautiful churches and other historical landmarks.

Petite Rivière Bostonnais Falls Park Mathématicien joyeux, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
aerial view of Lac-St-Jean NASA WorldWind, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Fourth Stop: Lac-St-Jean (166 Km)

Lac-St-Jean is a nature lovers' paradise. You can choose to follow hiking trails at Saguenay Fjord National Park or visit historical museums at Site de la Nouvelle France and the Air Defence Museum.

If whale watching is your thing, visit Saguenay -St. Lawrence Marine Park.

Fifth Stop : Saguenay Fjord (210 Km)

View of Cap Trinité in the Saguenay Fjord J.boulian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Saguenay Fjord boasts a pristine boreal forest with mountains, lakes, and spectacular nature surrounding the Saguenay River. Some of the things worth doing here are:

  • Whale-watching tours
  • Fjord museum
  • Via Ferrata Des Geants climbing

Sixth Stop: Tadoussac (130 Km)

If you love cruises, you will have a wonderful time at Pointe-de-I'Islet Trail in the Tadoussac region. To explore the marine habitat, visit the Marine Mammal Interpretation Center. At the same time, the museum and history lovers can spend time at the Dune House and the small chapel of Tadoussac.

Prince Shoal Lighthouse emerging from dense fog on the St. Lawrence River at Tadoussac

Prince Shoal Lighthouse emerging from dense fog on the St. Lawrence River, Tadoussac, Quebec

Seventh Stop: Gaspesie National Park (369 Km)

Mount Xalibu in Gaspesie National Park Arfphandal Forfal Forphan, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Gaspesie National Park provides spectacular scenery of the majestic mountains of Gaspesie and a natural wildlife habitat to explore around. If you want to stay overnight, you can avail yourself of several lodging options, like campsites, cabins, hotels, and huts.

Things to do:

  • Kayaking, canoeing, fishing, paddle boarding
  • Snowshoeing and skiing activities
  • Hiking, wildlife observation, and bird watching


$9/adult; free for children under 18.

Eight Stop: Forillon National Park (200 km)

With a truckload of attractions at Forillon National Park, there is never a dull moment. Go hiking on the numerous trails in the area or go on a whale-watching cruise in the waters of Gaspe Bay and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Things to do:

  • Camping, hiking, cycling
  • Whale watching, sea kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving
  • Fishing, geocaching

Ninth Stop: Percé (64 km)

Perce allows you to bask in nature at Parc national de l'lle-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Perce, known for its remarkable flora and fauna and the colony of the Northern Gannets. Some of the other attractions in the region include 

  • Waterfalls at Chute de la Riviere-aux-Emeraudes
  • Mountains and hiking trails at GeoParc Perce
  • Church of Saint- Michel de Perce
  • Museums at Musee Le Chafaud

Tenth Stop: Chaleur Bay (132 km)

You need to visit Chaleur Bay if you are into watersports and love to go swimming. Located on the southern side of the Gaspe Peninsula, the area is known for its pristine beaches, surrounded by mountains and rivers, including Bonaventure.

You can spend some quality time fishing salmon, hiking in the ridges of Gaspesie, and experiencing the charm of Chaleur Bay.

Eleventh Stop: Bic National Park (278 km)

Saint-Laurent River from Bic National Park

Bic National Park, located beside St. Lawrence River, offers many attractions to its visitors. Some things you can explore here are:

  • 2-hour hike to the peak, Champlain
  • Sea kayaking in those calm waters
  • Wildlife and bird watching

Twelfth Stop: Bas Saint-Laurent (147 km)

You can enjoy the fantastic nature hikes and spend your time soaking up nature in Parc des Chutes while enjoying your visit to Bas Saint-Laurent.

Some other attractions you can enjoy are:

  • Ile Aux Lievres, where you can spend time camping and watching sea birds and wildlife like the seal
  • Museums like Site Historique Maritime De La Pinte-au-Pere, where you can discover naval histories and maritime adventures

Thirteenth Stop: Quebec City (200 km)

panoramic view of Quebec City including the Château Frontenac and the St. Lawrence River

Ville de Québec

Your road trip in Quebec will not be complete without getting around the mesmerizing Quebec City. Some places you can visit here are:

  • Old Quebec, Place Royale, Lower and upper towns of Quebec
  • Park De La Chute-Montmorency, which has a 275 ft waterfall, even more legendary than the Niagra Falls
  • The legendary Notre-Dame De Quebec Basilica-Cathedral

Montreal (250 Km)

Here is where you return to Montreal after a memorable road trip in Quebec for another round of quick sightseeing. 

Make sure to explore the wilderness and the beautiful landscape of the region and witness the historical landmarks to experience a road trip of a lifetime.


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