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Explore Québec by train

From the fertile fields of the Saint Lawrence Valley to the grand forests of Abitibi and the coastal cliffs of Gaspesia, there's so much to discover in Québec - including great cities and picturesque villages.



Explore Québec's bustling metropolis. Montréal is one of the biggest francophone cities in the world.

  • Visit Mile-End's trendy cafés and shops, take a picture (or two!) of Plateau Mont-Royal's and Petite Patrie's emblematic houses, make gastronomic discoveries at Jean Talon Market, attend a show in the Quartier des Spectacles or have a bite at one of Old Port's excellent restaurants.
  • Take the time to enjoy the parks and green spaces. Go for a bike ride or a walk on the shores of the Lachine Canal, or have a picnic near one of Lafontaine Park's pretty ponds. You can also climb the iconic Mont-Royal, a local favourite at the center of the city. Stroll near Beaver Lake and head to the Kondiaronk lookout to enjoy a breathtaking view of downtown Montréal.
  • Remember: in Montréal, you're never far from the great outdoors. A few kilometers away from the city, the Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville offers its green spaces, channels and waterside trails to walkers, cyclists and canoers. Other interesting destinations include the Parc-nature du Cap-Saint-Jacques, with its beach and ecological farm, and the Parc-nature de la Pointe-aux-Prairies, a great spot for bird watching.
  • If you're in for a day trip, you can also reach Mont-Tremblant's trails, the Eastern Township's hilly countryside or Lanaudière's lakes and forests in just a couple hours.

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Plateau-Mont-Royal: A Must-See Montreal Neighbourhood Near Central Train Station!



Take in the European flair of Québec's capital city, home to the first permanent French settlement in North America.

  • Take a walk in the Old Québec historical area, listed among UNESCO's World Heritage sites. Visit museums and historical buildings, and make sure to stop in the many shops and art galleries that line the cobblestone streets. Head to Terrasse Dufferin to enjoy a splendid view of the Saint Lawrence River and get a close-up of the majestic Château Frontenac.
  • Walk on the ancient fortifications to the Citadelle, the largest British fortress in North America still occupied by regular troops. Take a guided tour to learn more about its impressive architecture and the role it played in Québec's military history.
  • Enjoy the dynamism of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Limoilou areas. Discover their many restaurants, breweries and gourmet shops.
  • Get your fill of nature by exploring the Plains of Abraham or the Parc linéaire de la Rivière-Saint-Charles.

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Ile d’Orleans offers the best views of Quebec City, from across the St. Lawrence river
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A gateway to the magnificent Charlevoix region, this charming town offers a variety of attractions for everyone. Take the Charlevoix train from Québec in the summertime to discover it and explore its surroundings.

  • Visit renowned art galleries and attend popular cultural events like Le Festif music festival.
  • Taste local beers, ciders and chocolates in one of the city's charming restaurants and shops.
  • Discover Charlevoix's picturesque towns. Spend a day a the beach in Saint-Irénée, or enjoy a meal in La Malbaie while admiring the view of the Saint Lawrence River.
  • Discover the beauty of nature around Baie-Saint-Paul. Take a bicycle to roam the hilly countryside, head to the Parc national des Grands-Jardins or go further north to explore the Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie. Unforgettable views guaranteed!

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Enjoy Bas-Saint-Laurent's magical landscapes in this peaceful city nestled between river, forest and mountains.

  • Walk on the beautiful Sea Promenade along the coast, and breathe the fresh air while exploring dozens of kilometers of urban trails.
  • Take an excursion to the Île Saint-Barnabé, a few kilometers away from the shore, and admire some of Québec's most spectacular sunsets.
  • Explore the area around Rimouski: discover the Route des Monts Notre-Dame, dotted with forests, lakes and fields, and visit the Parc national du Bic. Hike, bike, ski or kayak in landscapes filled with bays, islands and mountains - and catch a glimpse of the seals hanging out on the rocks near the shore!

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One of Saguenay's three boroughs, in northeastern Québec, Jonquière offers both the attractions of a big city and a unique access to nature.

  • Discover plenty of creeks, cliffs and open areas - the perfect opportunity to find a new fishing spot, bike path or hiking trail.
  • Explore the majestic Saguenay fjord, the Véloroute des bleuets or the Parc national des Monts-Valins.
  • Enjoy a variety of camping, nautical activity and wildlife-watching options.
  • Make sure to sample the locally grown blueberries and enjoy beer and spirits from regional micro-breweries and distilleries.

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La Tuque

Discover one of largest municipalities in Québec, at the heart of the Haute-Mauricie, and get a taste of nature with an urban flair.

  • Explore dozens of kilometers of trails in the city and in the surrounding forest. Take a stroll in the Parc des Chutes-de-la-Petite-Rivière-Bostonnais or hop on a bike and follow the cycling trail that crosses La Tuque.
  • Stop for a well-deserved refreshment at La Pécheresse microbrewery after your day outside. Take your pick from a selection of beers produced with local ingredients, full of flavors like conifers, raspberry and ground cherry.
  • Attend a show a the Félix-Leclerc cultural complex, that welcomes popular artists all year long.
  • Spend a few days in one of the many lodges around La Tuque. Primarily known for their rivers and lakes, well-stocked and perfect for fishing! These lodges offer tons of activities to please everyone: from hiking, biking and canoeing to visiting local beaches and spas, the choice is yours!

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At the heart of Abitibi, in northwestern Québec, the small town of Senneterre is a destination of choice to discover the province's untamed nature.

  • Spend a few days in one of the region's many lodges or pitch your tent on a camping lot surrounded by the boreal forest.
  • Go for a hike, a mountain bike ride or a ski excursion on Mount Bell's trails.
  • Discover the local flora on the "Chute à Grandmaison" pedestrian trail.
  • Rent a canoe or a kayak to paddle up one the surrounding rivers and get a close up of the region's rugged landscapes.

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