The drive from Montreal to Quebec City is only 270 kilometers or so – just over three hours. But this road trip includes hundreds of years of history, the beautiful scenery of the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, and innumerable opportunities to enjoy the unique culture and cuisine of one of the most fascinating regions in North America.
The province of Quebec is the heart of Canada’s francophone heritage. But while Montreal, Quebec City and the communities in between have language and culture in common, they are very different destinations. So a road trip along the north shore gives visitors dozens of opportunities for unique experiences. This is a trip to be savoured. If you are someone who is compelled to get there asap – let somebody else drive! Stop often, to visit craft boutiques and pastry shops. Stay in authentic Quebeçois hotels or inns, and drink in the unique culture.