Editor’s note: On a trip during late summer last year, Matador Ambassadors Yancy and Wyatt Caldwell discovered just what makes summertime in Quebec so awesome…and so gorgeous. First you have your de facto base of operations: Quebec City, one of the most “European” cities in North America, with its Old World layout and architecture, cobblestone streets, French-inspired bakeries and cafes, topped by the unmissable facade of the Château Frontenac.

But step out of the city and you’re immediately into some incredible natural spaces: granite massifs at Vallée Bras-du-Nord; the calm waters of Saguenay Fjord, hemmed by epic cliffs; great northern forests, where the leaves are already starting to turn; and the storied St. Lawrence River. These are the backdrop to long summer days, spectacular sunsets, and no shortage of adventure.

Armed with a drone and a thirst to explore, the Caldwells captured all this and more. Watch the video below to experience their trip:

This video is proudly produced in partnership with Tourism Quebec