Be a responsible traveler, attentive to the nature of Quebec and its inhabitants.
What to do before, during and after to make your stay more responsible.
Before the trip
Preparing for your trip to Quebec means first and foremost taking an interest in the destination.
1. GET INFORMED
Learn about the inhabitants and their way of life, heritage, religion, the environment, the economy, and learn a few words or expressions from Quebec.
Learn about tips for professionals: restaurants, accommodation, guides, craftspeople, shopkeepers, without insisting on obtaining privileges.
Choose professionals involved in responsible tourism: travel agencies, tour operators, airlines, guides, local activities, accommodation, restaurants.
3. BE CRITICAL
To leave with a light mind, keep a critical mind. To question the reality and laws in Quebec, and to seek information from the appropriate organizations and avoid relying solely on the media.
During the trip
Respect nature, people and their culture.
4. GET IN TUNE
Get in tune with Quebec customs and traditions.
Taste local cuisine, discover new cultures and be curious about authentic accommodation options.
Do not collect souvenirs from natural and archaeological sites,
Also respect the rules posted in natural areas, in order to preserve the balance of the area, as well as in cities or on beaches.
Do not encourage theft and damage by buying sacred objects or products from protected species.
Bring back locally made souvenirs or fair trade products.
Support local initiatives by contributing 1% for The Planet during your outdoor activities.
7. TAKING PHOTOS
Before photographing a person, take the time to ask for permission and take the opportunity to engage in dialogue.
For children, ask for the parents’ agreement.
After the trip
Promote dialogue between cultures to enable tourism that promotes peace.
8. TO COMMIT
Honour your commitments with people you meet during the trip, such as sending photos.
If you have noticed serious and intolerable situations, report them to the agency that sold you the trip or to the competent authorities.
Share your experience as a traveller, with family, friends, or on social networks to share the richness and fragility of our planet, and give others advice on how to travel better.
Offset all or part of the emissions related to its travel, and in particular air travel, by contributing to climate solidarity projects.