A Cultural and Picturesque Wonder

Few places in Canada boast such spectacular landscapes or wide-ranging activities as Western Quebec. After all, where else can you spend the morning down a gold mine, admire larger-than-life ice sculptures in the afternoon, and then unwind over a board game at a cosy café in the evening?

Western Quebec is perhaps most celebrated for the richness of its history and culture, which is explored across the region’s many galleries and museums. The VOART Exhibition Centre in Val‑d’Or, for instance, features some of the most cutting-edge art in the region, making it a must-visit for any self-respecting culture-buff.

But don’t stay inside the whole time. Western Quebec’s picturesque scenery is enough to wow any nature-lover. If you enjoy the great outdoors, Aiguebelle National Park is the perfect way to spend a day or two spotting local wildlife and admiring the endless views. So, make sure you pack your hiking boots and find time to explore some of the many nature trails.

By night, Western Quebec shows a very different side altogether. With an abundance of independent microbreweries and lively dance clubs, there are more than enough places to occupy any travellers’ evenings. 

All in all, Western Quebec is an under-appreciated gem. Its mix of culture, history and breathtaking landscapes make it a truly rewarding holiday destination. Whether you want to relax or go full-throttle, you’re sure to find something for you.

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