Above: Impressive Montmorency Falls on the outskirts of Québec City - OLIVIER MARTI

After a few days of exploring the historic, but extremely touristy, provincial capital ofQuébec, a leisurely drive to the countryside can come as a welcome relief. The tranquil Île d’Orléans, an island located 15 minutes outside Québec City, provides one such pastoral getaway.

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Above: Impressive Montmorency Falls on the outskirts of Québec City - OLIVIER MARTI

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