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Quebec Region

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The Région de Québec or Greater Quebec area is in the province of Quebec in Canada and include the provincial capital city Quebec City and its surrounding rural counties.

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By plane

Jean Lesage International Airport (IATA: YQB), in Ancienne-Lorette,[1]. The only airport in the region is found about 30 minutes North-West from downtown Quebec City. It offers regular flights from cities such as Montreal, Toronto and New York, and also provides charters to remote areas of the province such as Kuujjuaq, Gaspé and Baie-Comeau.

Please note that there is no public transit or hotel shuttles to and from the airport. The taxi fare from Old Quebec to the airport is a flat fee of $30.

By train

A passenger train station is found at the port of Quebec, 450 rue de la Gare du Palais. The Quebec VIA Rail station is a picturesque building, emulating the architectural style of the famed Chateau-Frontenac overlooking the station. The Quebec-Windsor corridor trains run regularly, with stopovers at Montreal and Toronto.

Another train station is located in Ste-Foy, 3255 chemin de la Gare, near the Quebec and Pierre-Laporte bridges. However, public transit does not run there as often as the Quebec station and requires walking for a couple minutes.

By bus

The bus station, Terminus Gare du Palais located at rue de la Gare du Palais, is also found at the old port of Quebec, next to the train station. Intercar and Orleans Express offer services province-wide.

Another bus station is located in Ste-Foy, 3001 chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois, which is easily accessible by city transit.

By car

Quebec City is 2.5-3 hours by car from Montreal, taking either Highway 40 or 20 (north and south side of the St. Lawrence, respectively). Both drives are rather monotonous drives through endless forest dotted with farms. For a slower but more interesting tour of Quebec's heartland, drive instead along Highway 138, the Chemin du Roy, which follows the north bank of the river.

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  • Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
  • Charlevoix World Biosphere Reserve
    • Parc national des Grands-Jardins
    • Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie
  • Réserve faunique des Laurentides
  • Réserve faunique de Portneuf
  • Lac Saint-Joseph

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Hiking, cycling, canoeing, fishing, swimming, rock climbing, archery, nature interpretation, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dogsledding.

  • Auberge Le Relais

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