to the west. Others Quebec culinary specialities include: shepherd's pie, poutine, sugar pie, pouding chômeur (a sponge cake with a maple syrup sauce maple syrup, baked beans, tourtière (a meat pie cretons (a pork spread with onions and spices etc. Some 29,000 companies are involved in the industry, generating 130,000 direct and 48,000 indirect jobs. Montreal Bike Fest: cycling activities take place during the Montreal Bike Fest including the Tour de l'île de Montréal 35, the largest gathering of cyclists in North America (end of May to beginning of June). Quebec City Summer Festival : For 40 years, the Quebec City Summer Festival has been presenting hundreds of artists from around the world on ten sites around the capital (beginning of July). Its 1,800 kilometres (1,120 mi.) are lined with coastal villages, bird and marine mammal sanctuaries, lighthouses and verdant and rocky shores. The province has preserved its. 7 Montreal 8 has a rich architectural heritage, along with cultural activities, sports events and festivals. Tourism routes edit Kings Road (historical 18th-century road connects Quebec City and Montreal) 28 New France Route (connecting Quebec City and Cap-Tourmente) - 50 kilometre (30 mile) route 29 Whale Route (Manicouagan and Duplessis) 30 Navigators Route 31 Wine Route (Eastern Townships).