To the Metropolis and the Capital!
 
Road Trips May 1, 2017 Quebecgetaways
Parc Olympique / Vieux Trois-Rivières, Crédit photo Camirand Photo

Parc Olympique / Vieux Québec, Crédit photo Camirand Photo

Distance : 335 km (208 mi.)
Duration: two to three days

From Ontario, you can enter Québec via Highway 401, passing through the lovely Montérégie region, taking Autoroute 20 all the way to Montréal. From this point on, there’s no limit to the adventures that lie ahead. We suggest you continue on to Québec City along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River by following Autoroute 40.

 

Carte Google Road Trip En route vers la métropole et la capitale!
A. Entering Québec. Upon arriving in the province of Québec, you’ll be in the stunning Montérégie region, which spans both sides of the St. Lawrence River. Take a few minutes to drop in at the tourist information centre in Rivière-Beaudette, which is run by the Québec Ministry of Tourism. Ask about some of the regional road trips to enjoy in the area before continuing down Autoroute 20 to Montréal.

B. You’ll arrive in Montréal through the West Island. Make your way downtown to be amazed by the city’s many festivals, charming boutiques, tempting restaurants, impressive museums and much more. Walking is the best way to discover Montréal’s secrets. We suggest you take a look at the fascinating City Walking Tour titled “Discover the Rich Past of the Metropolis!”.


Before leaving Montréal, you’ll want to check out the Olympic Park and its many attractions. To exit the city, take Autoroute 40 or wind down the historic King’s Road (Chemin du Roy) for a closer look at the beautiful Lanaudière and Mauricie regions.

Old Trois-Rivières, Photo credit Michel Julien
Old Trois-Rivières, Photo credit Michel Julien

C. On Your Way to Québec City. Be sure to stop by Trois-Rivières, a city rich in culture, history and entertainment. After this stop, continue on to your final destination, Québec City!

D. Tour the Capital. Whether you’re on Autoroute 40 or Route 138, you’ll see the magnificent surroundings of Québec City. Fill up on fresh air and enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities. You’re just minutes from the heart of Old Québec, with a unique atmosphere that makes it one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Of course, we recommend that you stroll through Upper and Lower Town, both of which offer a wealth of historical attractions. For more information, check out the City Walking Tour section and circuits for Old Québec City.

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