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The province of Québec is immense: It’s physically the largest province in the second-largest country in the world (after Russia); covers an area more than three times the size of France; and stretches from the northern borders of New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire up almost to the Arctic Circle. That said, most of the region’s population lives in the stretch just immediately north of the U.S. border.

Québec’s major cities and towns, including Montréal and Québec City, are in this band of land along the U.S., with the greater Montréal metropolitan area home to nearly half of the province’s population. Québec City lies just 263km (163 miles) northeast of Montréal, commanding a stunning location on the rim of a promontory overlooking the St. Lawrence River, which is at its narrowest here. Most of the province’s developed resort and scenic areas lie within a 3-hour drive of either city. 

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