from Quebec Parks
Trans-Canada Highway touches only the most
southerly regions of this huge province, but
provides a great introduction to the regions along
the St. Lawrence River and allows you to explore
the cities of Quebec and Montreal.
the New Brunswick border, Route 185 links Edmonton
(NB)) to Riviere du-Loup, on the St. Lawrence. From
there, it's a 120-mile (193 KM) drive to Quebec
City, all along the south shore of the river. The
highway (Route20) is divided between Levis (south
of Quebec) and Montreal.
Montreal, the Trans-Canada (#17) heads northwest,
leading beside the Ottawa River, toward the
nation's capital, exiting the province at Hull,
just across the river from Ottawa, Ontario.
of the Trans-Canada sections in Quebec are scenic,
with several provincial parks providing handy
overnight camping opportunities.
Jacques Cartier Provincial Park is located just
north of Quebec City, a half-hour drive off the
Trans-Canada. Take Route 175. Mount Bruno
Provincial Park is found south of the
Trans-Canada, a few miles east of Montreal. Mont
Tremblant Provincial Park is located east of the
route between Montreal and Hull/Ottawa. Take
Route 322 to Temblant Village and the western
park entrance. When you get close to Hull, look
for Gatineau Park. This fine park is in a
national recreation and conservation area. Paul
Sauvé Provincial Park is just northwest
of Montreal, via Route 344.
Places to Visit:
of the many villages along the south shore of
the St. Lawrence River offer sight-seeing and
Quebec-style eating, including street-side
vending of Potates Frites. Isle Orleans, is an
island off the north shore of the river, just
east of Quebec City. This is a great place to
visit, to stay in a B&B, and to drive around
the rustic countryside.
Laurentian Autoroute is the part of the
Trans-Canada Highway leading north from
Montreal. The route leads into the Laurentian
Mountains, with small villages along the way,
and resort accommodations at many of