By Matthew Beauchamp
Perhaps the greatest thing about being an AirSprint Owner is that ultimately, what AirSprint offers is the gift of time.
Whether for a weekend away or a long holiday, AirSprint ownership gives you more time with your family, less time in traffic. More time doing what you want and less time waiting in lines at airports. With more time, you get to explore all of the places you’ve always wanted and even the places you didn’t know existed.
Québec is home to vibrant cities, larger-than-life landscapes, festivals and outdoor adventures that allow you to let your imagination run wild. Here are some highlights of the adventures that await you in Québec.
St. Sauveur / Morin Heights / St. Adele
Located just North of Montreal, nestled in the Laurentian Mountains are the towns of St. Sauveur, Morin Heights and St. Adele. Each is uniquely beautiful in its own way, and each are home to a plethora of scenic and trendy bars and restaurants. AirSprint Owners can access these towns via the Montreal-Mirabel Airport, leaving a short, and scenic, thirty-minute drive.
If you’re visiting in the winter, explore Mont Habitant which has become one of the premiere family resorts in Québec or relax at Scandinave Spa in Mont Tremblant. If you’re visiting in the summer, La Route Verte is a 5,300 km cycling network that is easily accessible to everyone and links all the regions of Québec, or visit the world-renowned Circuit Mont-Tremblant.
The Eastern Townships that make up the Memphrémagog region offer beauty, gourmet dining, and lakes and mountains to explore.
Uniquely located a short distance from the American border means you can explore two different countries in a day and visit sites throughout the region where an American influence is felt.
Îles de la Madeleine
AirSprint Owners can easily access Îles de la Madeleine via the Îles de la Madeleine airport on Havre aux Maisons Island.
These beautiful and unique islands offer you every different kind of adventure from cycling, sea kayaking and hiking to stand-up-paddle boarding or kite surfing, and if that’s not enough, you can also explore the surface caves in the cliffs, donning a wetsuit and helmet, while carried by the waves of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Not looking for an extreme adventure? Then try out the local food including fresh lobster, bask on the sunny beaches, or sit back, enjoy a drink and take in the raw beauty of the red sandstone cliffs.
Not only is Charlevoix one of the most beautiful regions in Québec, it’s quite possibly one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Located on the north shore of the Saint Lawerence River as well as in the Laurentian Mountain area, this dramatic landscape features rolling terrain, fjords and bays. In fact, the region is so spectacular it was designated a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1989.
Outdoor winter activities in the region include skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding and sea kayaking while summer outdoor activities include golf, hiking, whale watching and more.
Charlevoix is also known for its world-class dining and accommodations. Pamper yourself at the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu and enjoy a meal at any number of local high end restaurants or local pubs.
Québec City’s cobbled streets are home to welcoming people and French-Canadian culture that makes travelling there well worth it. The Old City is ripe with history and gorgeous old-world architecture that you can enjoy from a local café or restaurant.
The Old City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has many gorgeous views you can see while walking along the fortified walls surrounding the site. Notable stops include the Petit-Champlain District, Place Royale, the Plains of Abraham and what has been called the ‘most photographed hotel on the planet’, Château Frontenanc.
Did you know…that on an average day, 53,000 passengers transit through Montréal-Trudeau International Airport. With AirSprint you can arrive quickly and safely, without the burdens associated with commercial travel.
Events Happening in Québec
January | Festilumières - Aquarium du Québec (Outdoor Lights)
February | Québec Winter Carnival | Festival Neige en Fête (Antique Snow Machines)
March | Foodcamp at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac | March Break - Aquarium du Québec
April | Nadeshicon Festival (Japanese Culture)
May | Québec Exquis (Foodie Experience) | Festival de Magie de Québec (Magic Festival)
June | Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier Rodeo | Festibière de Lévis (Beer Festival) | Festival Country de Lotbinière (Country Music)
July | Quebec City Summer Festival
August | Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France (Historical Celebration) | Grands Feux Loto-Québec (Fireworks) | ComediHa! Fest-Québec (Comedy Festival)
September | Québec City Celtic Festival | Envol et Macadam Festival (Outdoor Music)
October | Défi des Couleurs Simard (Running Challenge) | Oktoberfest (Beer Festival)
November | Festival du Jamais Lu (Theatre Arts)
December | Toboggan New Year’s Nights (4-Night Festival)
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