Discover Québec’s 17 regions and their unique features and attractions!
01 - Bas-St-Laurent
Flanked to the north by the St. Lawrence River and to the south by Maine, whale region has more than 2,400 lakes and offers the perfect mix of urban and rural life. Visit the picturesque villages, towns and lighthouses, or escape to one of the three national parks to admire some of the most beautiful landscapes in Québec.
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
Less than 200 kilometres north of Québec City, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean is known worldwide for its warm welcome and unique accents. Its dynamic economy, picturesque towns and villages, unique landscapes and the variety of activities are sure to please!
03 - Capitale-Nationale (Québec City)
The cradle of French civilization in North America, the Capitale-Nationale has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Canada. Recognized for its quality of life, green spaces and historic sites, the region offers a great environment to live, study, work and have fun.
04 - Mauricie
Located between Montréal and Québec City, Mauricie stretches from the St. Lawrence River to the boreal forest. It offers breathtaking landscapes and one of Québec’s largest cities, Trois-Rivières. With its vitality and diversified economic structure, Mauricie has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Québec.
05 - Estrie
Estrie is one of the most beautiful regions of Québec nestled between Montréal and Québec City. With its mountains, lakes and many vineyards and orchards, it offers visitors magnificent landscapes. Thanks to the vitality of its businesses and cities and its proximity to the U.S., Estrie leads Québec in exports.
06 - Montréal
With a population of almost 2 million, the Montréal region is Québec’s most populated area. An economic driver of the province, it is known for its cultural diversity and artistic and cultural vitality. Its highly diversified economy offers solid prospects for employment.
07 - Outaouais
Recognized for its quality of life, the Outaouais region offers the bustle of the big city along with proximity to untouched spaces. Neighbouring Ontario and the capital of Canada, Outaouais has a flourishing economy with high-paying jobs and is close to North American business centres.
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue
The region has a growing economy largely based on natural resources. With its small and medium-sized cities and towns, a university, and 20,000 lakes, Abitibi-Témiscamingue is the perfect place for enjoying sports and an incredible quality of life.
09 - Côte-Nord
Located west of Newfoundland, the Côte-Nord is a region whose economy is based on natural resource exploitation and processing. With its low population density, the Côte-Nord offers residents wide open natural spaces and beautiful landscapes and seascapes.
10 - Nord-du-Québec
The Nord-du-Québec is a huge territory with an economy based mainly on natural resources. With the Plan Nord (northern plan), investments of $80 billion over 25 years will create over 20,000 specialized jobs in the region.
11 - Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Located at the eastern-most point of Québec and recognized internationally for its beautiful landscapes, beaches and picturesque villages, this maritime region is a peninsula with an economy based largely on renewable energy, tourism, fishing and forestry.
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches
Bordered to the north by the capital of Québec and to the south by the American border, the Chaudière-Appalaches region’s beauty and vitality can’t help but charm. It has an employment rate that is higher than the rest of Québec due to its economic diversity and strategic location.
13 - Laval
Located north of Montréal, the Laval region is known worldwide for its specialized research centres and technology know-how. It offers a perfect balance between vast green spaces, agricultural areas, industrial parks and residential areas. Job prospects are very strong.
14 - Lanaudière
A traditionally rural region close to Montréal, Lanaudière has experienced significant growth in its urban population in recent years. Its economy is largely based on the wood and agri-food industries. Its protected natural areas offer a setting for a wide range of sports and outdoor activities!
15 - Laurentides
Recognized for the diversity of its industries and prosperity driven by tourism, the Laurentides region offers residents a charming, sought-after quality of life. Less than an hour from Montréal, the region offers solid prospects for employment and business opportunities in a variety of sectors.
16 - Montérégie
With urban areas, wide-open spaces and many services, Montérégie offers the best of both worlds. Located on the outskirts of Montréal and stretching to the American border, the region has a low unemployment rate and strong employment growth.
17 - Centre-du-Québec
Midway between Montréal and Québec City, the Centre-du-Québec is an economic hub of the province. The diversity of its industries and the entrepreneurial drive of its residents have enabled the region to experience employment growth above the national average.