You'll get some idea of how huge the Province of Quebec is when you realize that Mont Ste. Marie, while less than an hour north of downtown Ottawa, ON, is almost three hours from Montreal. Contrary to most perceptions, not all of Quebec's resorts are in the Eastern Townships or clustered around Montreal. Mont Ste. Marie is by no means out in the hinterlands, though, but its location in the Outaouais guarantees good scenery.