Pedal bucolic islands. Kayak alongside beluga whales. Be charmed by elegant Quebec City. Yes, there are châteaux here—you'll stay in one—plus gourmet cuisine and rich transatlantic culture. Complementing the refinement is a palpable sense of adventure, exploration, pushing boundaries and fun. Come enjoy Quebec's untamable spirit.
1-2 Explore Tadoussac, Canada's oldest village | Hike through a lush forest along the winding Colline de L'Anse à la Barque Trail | Climb to the crest of a hill for views of Saguenay Fjord | Ride to the remarkable Tadoussac sand dunes for family fun on the beach.
3-4 Look for breaching beluga, minke and fin whales during a boat ride with a naturalist | Hike along the beautiful Baie des Rochers in the St. Lawrence River, where low tide reveals starfish and sea urchins clinging to the rocks | Ferry to Isle-aux-Coudres for an idyllic spin past stone cottages, historic churches and picturesque farmland | Visit Les Moulins and its early 19th-century windmill and watermill still churning out wheat and buckwheat flour.
5-6 The youngsters travel to Mont Ste-Anne to enjoy canyoneering in waterfalls | Adults visit Île d'Orléans, a delightful little island | Pedal past Manoir Mauvide-Genest, a remarkable example of New France manor architecture built in 1734 | Discover historic Quebec City, North America's only remaining fortified city.