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La Belle Province: Living up to its name

Quebec is named La Belle Province for a reason.

As we approach St-Jean-Baptiste-Day, we can’t miss out on the chance to celebrate some wonders of this great province. Here are just a few places to put on your bucket list.

Montmorency Falls

Chute Montmorency Quebec
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Located just a few minutes from Quebec City, the waterfall is actually 30 meters higher than Niagara Falls, making it breathtaking. You can get to the falls by foot via an adrenaline-filled trail on a cliff. Speaking of adrenaline, there is a 300-meter zip line right over top of the falls. Calm it down and experience the view by cable car, then relax at the gourmet restaurant.

Omega Park

Parc Oméga, Montebello, Quebec
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If you’re okay with having your vehicle windows full of slobber, it’s all worth it at Omega Park in Montebello, part of the Outaouais region on the way to Ottawa. You stay in your car and drive through the park as wild animals not only come see you, they practically try and enter your vehicle (all in friendliness)! But that is the best part. You’re sure to get a thrill out of this.

La Petite Auberge de Jouvence

Mont Orford, Quebec
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We now shift down south of Montreal to the Parc national du Mont-Orford. This is a versatile destination, as you can golf, visit multiple vineyards, or keep it simple and have a romantic getaway. From June 25 to August 31, 2017, you can take advantage of the Gastronomy and the outdoors package, where you get the full experience of outdoor activities, food and wine.

Bic National Park

Parc du Bic, Quebec
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On the way to Gaspé right on the Saint Lawrence River, this is another great destination that suits whatever type of vacation you need. Known for its heavy bird population, take advantage of bike trails, the wildlife, and also 25 km of hiking trails to bring out the best of everyone. The best is during low tide when you can walk along the coastline.

Zoo sauvage de St-Félicien

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Zoo Sauvage, St-Félicien, Quebec

On the outside, this seems like your ordinary zoo. On the inside, however, since last year you can get a unique perspective. Visitors can get a look at what the zookeepers do as well as getting access to the nursery to see the baby animals.

From June 22 to September 3, 2017, there will be a spectacular nightly lit-up display, where visitors can walk 1.5 km and experience sounds, projections and lighting to get a unique zoo experience called the Anima Lumina.