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Just the cities?

San Mateo...
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Just the cities?

Hi Everyone,

I posted earlier about a Marriott in Westmount and thanks for all the replies. My 76 year old mother and I are taking a trip to Quebec August 11-18. We are dropping off my son in Laval on the 12th and need to pick him up on the 17th. I was originally thinking we'd do 3 days in Montreal and 3 in Quebec City, but have been reading about the Eastern Townships and Charlevoix and whale watching. My brain is exploding! So, my questions are:

1. Should we just stick to the cities?

2. Should we try to work in the countryside?

3. Eastern Townships or Charlevoix?

My mom is in great shape and very flexible about our itinerary. I've asked her what she wants to do but she is leaving it up to me. I love food, nature, speaking French, history, almost anything about travel.Thanks for any suggestions.


4 replies to this topic
Montreal, Canada
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1. Re: Just the cities?

Charlevoix over eastern townships in the summer.

As for sticking to cities. Know that we generally recommend 4 days in Montreal and 2-3 In Quebec City.

Penticton, Canada
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2. Re: Just the cities?

It is best to have a car to explore the Charlevoix area and go whale watching so unless you rent a car best to stay in the cities.

If you did get a car you could drive Montreal to Magog to Quebec City etc... https://goo.gl/maps/e95SsDEeH952

Gaspesie Region...
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3. Re: Just the cities?

Pick one thing that's a *must* or a bucket list item, and focus on that. You won't have time to do very much, so focus on one thing and don't dilute it.

New Hampshire
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4. Re: Just the cities?

I would do a few nights in Montreal, a few nights in Quebec City, and a few nights in Charlevoix. Charlevoix is more spectacular as far as scenery. The Eastern Townships are more about bicycling and wineries. Definitely don't miss Quebec City.

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