Escape to Quebec this summer

by | Jul 1, 2023 | Travel and Leisure

According to a recent survey by Narrative Research, more than half of Canadians intend to travel this year. Nearly a quarter of those polled listed domestic travel as their preferred option. There are plenty of destinations from coast to coast but if you enjoy European charm, stunning natural landscapes and a thriving festival scene, you may want to put Quebec at the top of your list.

The province’s summer festivals are considered unmatched in Canada. Montreal’s International Film Festival and Just for Laughs draw huge numbers, and regional festivals like Saint-Sauveur’s Art Festival and Festif! de Baie-Saint-Paul provide entertainment off the beaten track.

Active nature lovers can find plenty of opportunities to stoke their passion with hiking trails that criss-cross the Laurentian mountains, whale-watching along the St. Lawrence River and North America’s biggest signed bike path network – the 5,300-km-long Route verte.

With so much to see and do, accommodations can come at a premium. Budget-conscious travellers who are willing to embrace adventure may consider hotel alternatives like RV resorts and campgrounds. Some campgrounds are true hidden gems, offering resort-style amenities – think beaches, pools, playgrounds and entertainment programming – at excellent value.

“Camping amplifies a visit to this beautiful province by incorporating the best of both worlds – proximity to major tourist attractions and stunning landscapes at your fingertips,” says Jean-Marc Desy, Quebec east regional manager at Parkbridge. The company owns and operates 11 campgrounds in Quebec with ready-to-camp cabin rentals just outside Montreal.

No matter how you choose to stay, visiting Quebec is a growing trend as more and more Canadians look for new and interesting domestic adventures.

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