I will be arriving in Montreal in 15 October and fly out of Montreal again on 21 October and need your advice and service (if available).

Greetings from South Africa. I need your advice and assistance please. Over and above exploring both Quebec city and Montreal, in your opinion, would you spend time around Montreal (to the west of Quebec city) or would you suggest we rather spend some time to the East of Quebec City. I believe there is a drive East of Quebec City along the St. Lawrence which could be done (along the St. Lawrence River). OR from Montreal see the countryside across the river for a visit to L'Orpailleur and tour the vineyards.


City: Montreal

Province: Quebec

Country: Canada


Dear Albert Gerber - Greetings from La Belle Province! Without a doubt one of the most beautiful drives on the continent of North America lies East of Quebec City along the Saint-Lawrence River between Malbaie and Tadoussac, the oldest outpost in North America, and a rollicking ecological gathering at the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord for whales, seals, and wildlife not to be missed.

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Hi Albert,

You will have a great time no matter what you choose, I agree that the drive East is very beautiful but it depends on your tastes. There is quite a lot of area to cover and I'd suggest you find someone local like Gregory who can provide you with specifics. The one mistake visitors make when visiting Canada is planning too much in a short space of time. There will be many things you see and will want to explore so knowing your tastes and timeline will also be very helpful.
I'm sorry I cannot be more specificly helpful. I have made two trips to Quebec but currently live six hours by plane or four days by car from Montreal. I truly wish you a safe and enjoyable visit to our wonderful country and if you ever get out West, I'd love to show you around my neck of the woods.

Greetings Albert, It might depend on the time you have to spend traveling. You might also like to travel just North of Montreal within 2 hours or East of Montreal 2 hours to visit the rolling hills and Fall colours of the changing trees. I have not spent a vacation visit along the North shore but I understand it is beautiful. There are lot's of B&B's in all these regions, which might be the best way to go, outside the city.

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