- This island was once known as Bacchus Island in honor of the god of wine for its abundant wild grapes. Now, Orleans Island is a popular destination for day trips. It takes about 20 minutes to drive there from Quebec City, and it is famous for its agricultural tourism. For those less interested in agricultural tourism, it is also a great spot for biking or driving around on its major road that circles the entire island. On weekends try arriving and leaving in the middle of the day to avoid the traffic jam that inevitably builds up on the only bridge connecting Orleans Island and Quebec City.
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