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When to go
Winter is THE season associated with Quebec. It lasts from November to April, even May and spills over into autumn and spring. The air is very cold and dry, the snow is plentiful and it is often sunny. An ideal climate to climb on board a dog sled or a snowmobile in the Laurentides, or to take part in a host of town festivals. Don’t miss the dazzling carnival of Quebec, billed as the biggest winter carnival in the world in January-February.
Counterbalancing the winter: summers can be hot and humid in the south of the province. Tourists make the most of the fine weather to explore this immense territory. The towns stage a wide range of festive events during the season: in June, Montreal’s inhabitants sing along with French-speaking musicians during the Francofolies.
Other highlights during the year are the Indian summer, around October, which adorns the foliage of the vast forests in shades of russet, brown and green. In spring, from late March to late May, the famous maple sugaring parties celebrate the maple syrup harvest – a unique event!
Formalities and useful addresses
British Honorary Consulat : http://www.british-consulate.org/british-consulate-in-quebec.html
Consulate General of the U.S : https://ca.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/quebec
Money and budget
1 night in a motel: $99.
1 ticket to a national park: $8.50.
1 movie ticket: $12.
1 coffee: $2.10
1 sandwich: $8
1 meal in a restaurant, including service: $35.
Victoria Day (Monday before May 25)
June 24 – Quebec Day
First Monday of September - Labour Day
Second Monday of October - Thanksgiving
November 11 - Remembrance Day
Outfitters – Deep in unspoiled, natural landscapes, these establishments offer quality accommodation, often near a lake, and a wide range of outdoor activities. Info: www.pourvoiries.com/en
Country Inns and Lodges – These two options offer a warm welcome and accommodation in characterful houses in town or in the country.