Planning a trip to Quebec from the Maritimes? You don’t want to miss the must-see attractions of Quebec city and Montreal?
Here is our suggested roadtrip for a departure from Fredericton heading to Montreal!
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First stop : St-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!
Second stop : Riviere-du-Loup
Third stop : Levis
Fourth stop : Drummondville
Fifth stop : Montreal
Distance : 209 miles
Estimated time : 3:08
Be prepared because this is your longest distance to drive before your first stop in St-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! Enjoy the great landscape here and take a moment to stretch your legs at Le Petit Temis, a bike path of 83 miles!
St-Louis-du-Ha! Ha is the only town in the world to possess two exclamation marks in its name!
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Distance : 32 miles
Estimated time : 0:39
About 30 miles North is located Riviere-du-Loup, our second stop of our Maritimes-Quebec trip! If you stop for a long time, you should really book a whale watching cruise with Cruises AML! Seeing whales on the St.Lawrence River is a one-time experience! You can also visit St.Lawrence River isles and lighthouses and even see little penguins! So cute!
Prefer to stay on the ground? You should try the Waterfall Park, a 6,2 miles forest trail located in downtown Riviere-du-Loup.
Distance : 112 miles
Estimated time : 1:55
We continue our trip from Maritimes to Quebec with a third stop in Levis, located just across the St.Lawrence River and Quebec city. Staying at Quality Inn & Suites Levis will make you save money because you’re not exactly in downtown Quebec city. They save you the trouble of parking your car at highly cost; their parking is free! Even better, their staff is fully bilingual! ?
Before taking the 12 minutes ferry ride that will bring you easily across St.Lawrence River to Quebec city, you should visit Quai Paquet, where you can admire their amazing fountain on the edge of the St.Lawrence River! If you like waterfalls and beautiful landscape, you should also explore the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency!
If you are visiting us during July, you should take a peak at Quebec Summer Festival programmation. They present plenty of music artists and even have some free concerts. If you are looking for a good laugh, you should try ComediHa! Fest humour festival, who is showing most of the greatest francophone humorist! Also, don’t forget to visit Old Quebec too! Parliamentary Hill, Dufferin Terrace, Plains of Abraham, Old Port…there are so much historical attractions to see!
Distance : 93 miles
Estimated time : 1:37
If you want to continue your trip from Maritimes up to Montreal, we suggest you to cut the road in half by stopping in Drummondville, hometown of the poutine! Want to try our poutine? You will have to chose between Fromagerie Lemaire and Roy Jucep because, us, we can’t! ?
Stay with us at Quality Suites Drummondville, located just accross Highway 20. We are a pet-friendly hotel, have fully equipped suite, hot buffet breakfast and much more!
If you are travelling during August, don’t miss the Poutine Festival, a big party where original poutine creation and music band are honored!
For a more familial trip, you should visit Village Québécois d’Antan, where you can relive Quebec’s history from 1810 to 1930 with friendly activities.
We also suggest you to stop at Rose Drummond, one of Drummondville’s jewel for gourmand lover’s! In the same building, you will be able to shop for local food products, local flowers and you can also eat freash and healty meals at their cafe.
Distance : 64 miles
Estimated time : 1:34
You can’t visit Quebec without tasting the effervescence of the exciting Montreal city! Start your day the greatest way possible (well, for your kids at least!) at amusement park La Ronde.
Don’t waste all your money at La Ronde, because you will need some for The Blue Boy Ice Cream Maker. You can prepare your own ice cream creation, like, litteraly pouring ice cream yourself! Who wouldn’t want to do that? And I’m not even talking about the decor. Vintage! ? Still in the food department, don’t forget to buy plenty of the tastiest bagels in the world at Fairmount Bagel. You can’t have to much Fairmount Bagel. Never.
If you are travelling with grown-ups, enjoy it to roam on Sainte-Catherine Street. You will find some of the best shops and restaurants in town. Little Italy is also particulary inspiring, mainly for gourmet lovers, as is Chinatown for its extraordinary treasures! Head next to the Old Montreal and his Notre-Dame Basilica, the first neo-gothic church of the country. To end your day in style, put on your best suit and have fun at Montreal Casino.
We wish you a wonderful trip from the Maritimes to Quebec! ?
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Article written by Sophie Bégin.