St Lawrence River
The St Lawrence is the main artery that leads from the Atlantic Ocean deep into eastern North America. Many of Quebec’s major communities lie along its shores, including the major urban centers of Montreal and Quebec City. Its shores range from rocky beaches to towering cliffs, surrounded by the striking geography that gives Quebec its provincial motto: la belle province. Visitors can make use of the four ferries that link the north and south shores of the St Lawrence in Eastern Quebec, offering extensions of the road network. The St Lawrence can be taken as a long road trip in its entirety, or explored through a series of shorter excursions – as highlighted below.