Quebec Weather, climate and geography

Weather and climate

Best time to visit

Summer months (June to August) are hot and often humid, with cooler evenings. Autumn and spring are cooler and winters are very cold and snowy.

Required clothing

Lightweights during summer, with warmer clothes sometimes necessary in the evenings. Medium-weight clothing are advisable during autumn and spring, with warm clothing for the cold winters and Alpine wear in the mountains.


The province of Québec is in the east of Canada, with coasts on the North Atlantic and Hudson and James Bays. The St Lawrence Seaway, the major shipping channel of the Canadian east coast, cuts through the populous south; the cities of Québec and Montréal (Canada's second-largest city) stand beside it. In the north, the Laurentians resort area has snow-covered mountains in winter and scenic lakes. The far north is a spread of forest and lakes forming one of the largest areas of wilderness in Canada.

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