Have you been to Quebec lately? You’re missing out

Thinking about a vacation, and want to try something new? Options abound when you explore beautiful Quebec. From cultural experiences to family-fun activities, this province will remind you about majestic natural wonders and the true beauty of the outdoors.

This year Canada celebrated its 150th birthday, and IHG created a country-wide contest to find the Top 150 Hidden Gems throughout Quebec and the entire country. From coast to coast, Canadians shared their favorite travel spots to inspire getaways for travellers all over the world. Here are a few from the Quebec province:

Canada Hidden Gems in Quebec: Pink Lake

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Pink Lake, Quebec

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This lake is named after the Pink family who settled the land in 1826. Despite having the name “Pink”, the lake is actually green. This unique destination allows you to relax by the water and absorb the beauty nature has to offer.

Fun fact: There is no oxygen at the bottom of Pink Lake and therefore only one organism lives in its depths – a prehistoric anaerobic organism.

Canada Hidden Gems in Quebec: Carbide Ruins

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Carbide Willson Ruins

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This beautiful ruin was built after a gentleman named Thomas ‘Carbide’ Willson. If you’re looking for a challenging, yet blissful hike, this park is made for you. You can get the perfect Instagram shot and enjoy a moment by the water.

Canada Hidden Gems in Quebec: Alexandra Bridge

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Alexandra Bridge

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Ever dreamed of being in two places once? The Alexandra Bridge is more than 100 years old and it connects Ontario and Quebec. Pedestrians can either walk or bicycle across and see both downtown Ottawa and Gatineau.