Destination guide

Brush up on your French for Quebec

The 2nd-most populous of Canada's 13 provinces, French-speaking Quebec is like a country all of its own. Here, centuries of history, boundless entertainment, fine cuisine and a chic cafe culture collide – particularly within its vibrant cities. There's skyscraping Montreal, known for its elegant old district and fashionably vibrant Latin Quarter, and Quebec City, equally famed for its quaint cobbled old town, and fairytale-like skyline. Beyond the sophistication, creature comforts and plush Quebec vacation rentals, the province boasts a breathtaking natural landscape, from the craggy coasts of the Gaspe Peninsula, to the glittering ski slopes of the Laurentian and Appalachian Mountains.

Things to do

Stroll through a World Heritage site

Choosing between a Quebec vacation rental in Quebec City or Montreal is a tough one, but both cities boast a slew of attractions. Quebec City has its old town – a fortified, living museum, with its cobbled lanes, quaint facades and centuries-old churches, all reminiscent of old-world Europe. Dotted throughout the district are chic sidewalk cafes, bistros and elegant squares – all overlooked by the enormous Le Chateau Frontenac. Montreal's old town is no less impressive. Packed with ornate 17th-century architecture, it exudes romance, and is home to the staggeringly opulent Notre-Dame Basilica – known for its Gothic Revival architecture and gilded interior.


Sightseeing tours and taste bud tours

Both Quebec City and Montreal boast an array of city experiences, whether you want to hunt for luxury fashion along a chic boulevard, gorge on 5-star cuisine in an award-winning restaurant, or check out the province's world-class museums and cultural hubs. In Montreal's sassy Latin Quarter, there's some energetic nightlife to be had, while exploring characterful Old Quebec's pretty plazas, cobbled lanes and historical gems should keep you busy too. Outside, the province's landscape lends itself to a variety of outdoorsy pursuits, from hunting and fishing, to hiking, wildlife watching, whale watching and golf – and, come winter, skiing too.


Pleasantly warm summers and snowy winters

The most prominent areas in Quebec are situated in the southern and western portions of the province, which both have a continental climate with 4 regular seasons. Summers are generally warm, reaching into the high 70s, while in winter temperatures plummet. If you're here to ski in one of the resorts dotted about the Laurentian and Appalachian Mountains, the wintertime is your best bet for booking your Quebec vacation rental. The ski season runs from late November through to April, and sometimes carries on into May.

Natural features

Be inspired by Quebec's backdrop

Surrounded on 3 sides by water, Quebec has some spectacular coastal scenery, ranging from rugged cliffs to sandy sundrenched beaches. Inland, the scenery consists of snow-powdered mountains, frosty tundras, vast lakes and huge swathes of Boreal forest – much of which is excellent for hiking. One of its finest natural wonders, however, is the shimmering Montmorency Falls, just outside Quebec City. Nature lovers will be pleased to know that the province's rich wilderness provides a habitat for a variety of creatures. Among them you can see white-tailed deer, moose, caribou, American black bears and even – in some places - polar bears.

Where to stay around Québec?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 5,756 vacation rentals near Québec. From 650 Cottages to 509 Chalets, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Québec for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Québec?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Québec. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Montreal: 2,096 vacation rentals
  • Québec City: 559 vacation rentals
  • Mont-Tremblant: 959 vacation rentals
  • Old Quebec: 297 vacation rentals
  • Old Montreal: 532 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Québec! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Québec?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Québec:

  • Montreal: 2,096 rentals
  • Québec City: 559 rentals
  • Mont-Tremblant: 959 rentals
  • Magog: 182 rentals
  • Laval: 2,036 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Québec?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Québec are:

  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL): 2,081 vacation rentals
  • Trois Rivieres Airport (YRQ): 43 vacation rentals
  • Bagotville Airport (YBG): 24 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Québec?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Québec. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Quebec, QC (XFY-Sainte-Foy Train Station): 508 rentals
  • Old Port: 2,076 rentals
  • Parc Regional des Chutes Monte-a-Peine-et-des-Dalles: 97 rentals
  • Parc Jean-Drapeau: 2,065 rentals
  • Old Port of Montreal: 2,065 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Québec listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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