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Mission and vision

The MISSION of Québec Région Gourmande is to fuel the development and promotion of agritourism and culinary tourism in the Québec City region. We aim:

  • to promote collaboration between regional stakeholders
  • to showcase the region’s strong commercial positioning
  • to support businesses in attaining a shared vision
  • to implement a joint action plan

Québec Région Gourmande’s VISION is:

Through the quality of its local businesses, its strong reputation and its uniquely creative identity, to make the Québec City tourist region a must-see destination in agritourism and culinary tourism, as well as a model for other regions in Quebec by leveraging the region’s historical assets and urban/rural character.

Greater Québec City region

The Québec City region is known for the diversity and quality of its agricultural products and gastronomy. From Portneuf to Côte-de-Beaupré, to Jacques-Cartier, Québec City and Île d’Orléans, our local artisans and gourmet chefs offer a stunning range of foods and experiences.

Come discover their products and talk to the people who produce them at public markets and the many farm stands you can find scattered between the river and mountains.

Want a unique farm experience? The region’s farmers have opened their doors for you to explore local agriculture… Enchanting landscapes, aromas and flavours guaranteed!

The Québec City region abounds with quality products: come taste and enjoy!

Côte-de-Beaupré

Showcasing local heritage, the Côte-de-Beaupré regional county municipality stands out for its effervescent culture and generous nature. It has also become a must-see destination for lovers of locally made products.

Côte-de-Beaupré’s farmers are opening their doors to offer a true farm experience. You’re invited to come harvest apples, squash, strawberries, raspberries and pears, among other activities being offered. Come visit an outdoor livestock farm, indulge in a gourmet meal cooked with local products or enjoy a beer tasting on an outdoor patio with a spectacular view of the St. Lawrence River.

Whether it’s fresh fruit or vegetables, artisanal breads, pastries, microbrews, kombucha, wine, maple products, honey, foie gras or rillettes, the region’s range of fresh products is delightful. Find them at each of the farmer’s stands. To get there, drive along the New France Route and take in stunning views of the river and mountains.

Côte-de-Beaupré is overflowing with passionate artisans who take pride in welcoming you to their world of flavour. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the region’s authentic aromas and tastes.

 

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Île d’Orléans

Just outside of Québec City, Île d’Orléans is an island in the St. Lawrence River where agricultural expertise, vitality and innovation come together. The result: the refined products that the island it is known for.

Farming is the island’s main activity, with its fertile soil and range of crops. Due to its exceptional concentration of fruits and vegetables, the island regularly offers new, high-added-value products.

Île d’Orléans has a strong reputation with many distinctive products, including apples, strawberries, potatoes, blackcurrants and wine. Historically known as “Québec City’s garden,” it is a top agritourism destination. Many of its businesses specializing in the production of local products have opened their doors to visitors to allow them to discover or rediscover their tasty delights.

The island boasts a diverse range of agricultural and agri-food businesses. From self-pick farms and numerous boutiques offering locally made goodies, to quality restaurants and dining establishments, seasonal fare abounds year-round.
The motto “J’accueille et je nourris” [“I welcome and I feed”] is found on the Île d’Orléans coat of arms, manifesting itself in the warm welcome extended by islanders and the variety of gourmet products that they have to offer, for pure pleasure!

 

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Jacques-Cartier

Considered one of Québec City’s largest playgrounds, the Jacques-Cartier regional county municipality is, above all, a majestic tourism region. Its many renowned attractions and breathtaking landscapes of lakes, rivers, mountains and valleys make it a top four-season destination among nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Food lovers and local product aficionados delight in its excellent restaurants that offer diverse menus with local flavours. The region boasts a new microbrewery in Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, as well as a mouth-watering chocolate factory and bakery. In the summer, public markets are held in the townships of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier and Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval. These festive, lively markets feature a wide range of local products that are all equally pleasing to the palate. The Érablière du Lac-Beauport maple grove, for its part, showcases the region’s maple syrup production expertise and tasty products. Come experience an authentic and traditional Québécois meal in a warm atmosphere complete with unique folk entertainment.

The Jacques-Cartier regional county municipality offers its visitors an inspiring and energizing experience. Take time out from the daily hustle and bustle, and take in the region’s grandiose views where fun, relaxation and tasty treats await.

 

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Portneuf

Throughout the Portneuf regional county municipality, local artisans skillfully merge tradition with know-how. In Portneuf, farming and livestock production come together to create a unique food offering characterized by abundance, quality and originality. A number of local agri-food businesses proudly bear the label Portneuf Culture de saveurs [Portneuf Culture of Flavour].

Fine cheeses, microbrews, maple syrup products, honey, organic essential oils, artisanal breads, fresh or prepared fruits and vegetables, meats, coffee, chocolate… The region pulls out all the stops to awaken your palate! While Portneuf’s landscapes, outdoor activities and cultural riches are sure to charm, your taste buds will not be neglected. A range of tasty experiences awaits you, whether it’s picking your own fruits and vegetables or visiting the region’s farms, wineries, microbreweries and cheese factories, to name a few.

At the public markets in Deschambault, Saint-Raymond and Pont-Rouge, fresh products are featured all summer long until early fall. The fresh farm stands along the Chemin du Roy historic road also promise to result in an unforgettable experience.
Ever diversifying, the agri-food industry has also become increasingly festive in Portneuf. For the past few years, at the end of August, the Fêtes Gourmandes de Neuville festival celebrates the region and the town’s legendary sweetcorn. In mid-September, the popular Route des Arts et Saveurs de Portneuf sees a series of gourmet tasting stops set up.

A host of charming experiences and sites is in store for you in Portneuf!

 

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Québec City

Home to more than 400 years of culinary tradition, the Québec City agglomeration offers a unique, modern and inventive cuisine. Located at the crossroads of multiple cultural influences, Québec City’s cuisine draws on its Aboriginal, French Canadian, British and North American roots for inspiration.

The Québec City agglomeration is renowned for its quality restaurants. Four- and five-star CAA-AAA establishments can be found there, while new and trendy gourmet restaurants are continually popping up. Québec City is also known for its varied establishments, offering everything from high gastronomy, to local, boreal, French, world and avant-garde cuisines. Foodies in search of discovery will be well served here! What’s more, Québec City was ranked one of the best cities for food lovers by Condé Nast Traveler (United States) in 2015.

In addition to its restaurants, bars, cafes and bistros, Québec City is alive with events celebrating food and the joy of discovery. Let yourself get carried away by gourmet tours, an opportunity to savour a little bit of everything or explore the many microbreweries found throughout the city. Last but not least, since 2019, the Grand Marché de Québec—a true agri-food crossroad—offers visitors just one more opportunity to indulge in gourmet experiences and meet the local artisans behind them.

 

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