The 9 Most Beautiful Places in Quebec That You Probably Didn’t Know About
When most people think of Quebec, they think of acres of syrup-laden trees interrupted by the occasional ice rink. And while that's not entirely accurate, it turns out that this province has some truly gorgeous natural and manmade beauty that the average Joe might not necessarily have heard of...
At 275ft in height, these falls are actually the tallest in Quebec, and almost 100ft taller than the glory-hogging Niagara. The water comes from the mouth of the Montmorency River and falls over the cliff into the Saint Lawrence River. Plus, it looks seriously awesome during the winter when the whole thing freezes.
This giant sheer rock formation sticks out of the water, protruding out of an otherwise calm area of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. It’s located at the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula and stands almost 300ft tall and is over 1,000 eerily beautiful feet long.
This shallow lake, which covers an area of over 1,000sqkm, is only 207ft at its deepest point, making it a beautiful shade of reddish yellow. The lake is actually fed by dozens of smaller lakes, acting as somewhat of a destination for numerous different water basins, and is full of incredibly beautiful sights.
Tadoussac whale watching
Tadoussac is actually a small Quebec village that’s located at the point where the Saint Lawrence River meets the Saguenay River. It’s a beautiful, quiet little village that’s most notable for one thing: whale watching. For whatever reason, whales seem to love chilling in the waters that surround Tadoussac. It’s like the regular hangout spot for whales, where humans can go watch them, often times right up close, as they socialize with one another in this little stretch of water.
Located on the Manicouagan River, the D-J Dam creates an annular Manicouagan Reservoir for the purpose of making hydroelectricity, and it looks good doing it. It consists of 14 buttresses and 13 arches, it’s over 4,300ft long, and stands over 700ft tall, thus making it the largest dam of its type in the world.
This giant castle -- which now operates as a hotel -- looks like something out of a storybook or fairy tale, and unless you’re from Quebec City, you might not recognize it. The original building was built in 1893, and has since seen only minor renovations and upgrades, leaving the breathtaking look the same.
Municipalité de La Pêche
The Wakefield Bridge is one of the few remaining covered bridges in existence, spanning over the Gatineau River. Made almost entirely from wood, it looks even more majestic during snowfall.
For those who don’t know, an “archipelago” is a chain, cluster, or collection of islands. This one in particular, located along the North shore of the Saint Lawrence River, consists of around 40 spits of land, and is located within the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve. Easily worth the road trip.
Rougemont apple orchards
Rougement is a relatively small municipality within the Montérégie region of Quebec. It’s a pretty standard small town... only it has one claim to fame: apples. You’ve probably tried a couple of Rougemont apples, and you’ll be glad to know that the place they’re grown in is just as pleasing to the senses as the apples themselves.
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