Québec City

Travel Guide
Parks Canada\'s Dufferin Terrace featuring general coastal views, château or palace and landscape views
Explore the charming capital city of the Canadian province of Québec, and its surrounding nature, to discover a little piece of France in North America.

Québec’s motto is “je me souviens” (I remember). To the more than half a million residents of Quebec City, this means more than just honoring the lessons learned from the past it also expresses the delight in preserving monuments and traditions while enjoying freedom and showing “joie de vivre” (lust for life). To experience the charm of this historic port city, join the easy-going locals in historic squares, splendid museums, fresh-produce restaurants and cliff-top parks.

Québec City was one of the earliest European colonies on the continent. The settlement on the St. Lawrence River was a fur-trading post, established in 1608 by the Frenchman Samuel de Champlain. Most residents today cherish the French language and Gallic traditions, even though more recent immigrant groups also add their culture to the mix.

Set out to explore Old Québec (Vieux Québec) on foot or by bike. All major historic and family attractions are within easy reach from the Old Port Québec.

Browse the shops and enjoy fresh local produce in the old stone buildings of Petit-Champlain, North America’s oldest commercial district. Admire the ornate Church Notre-Dame-des-Victoires in Place-Royale in Quebec’s Lower Town.

Rue de Petit-Champlain is where you can get access to the cable railway that will transport you to the Upper Town. Enjoy the magnificent views of the river from Dufferin Terrace, a promenade atop the cliffs, or get active in Battlefields Park.

You could spend days in Old Québec, but don’t miss other exciting parts of the city. Saint-Roch, for example, is known for its artists, trendy bars and galleries. It’s also worth making the short trip to Montmorency Falls, which freezes over in winter.

If you are into history, art, gourmet food, shopping and wintersports, you won’t regret a visit to Québec City. Aéroport International Jean-Lesage is just a short drive away from the city and gives access to Canada’s stunning wilderness.

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Where to stay in Québec City

Hôtel Plaza Québec
Hôtel Plaza Québec
4 out of 5
3031 boulevard Laurier, Québec City, QC, G1V 2M2
The price is CA $158 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Québec City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,619 reviews)
"Amazing hotel newly upgraded."

Reviewed on Aug. 6, 2022

Hôtel Plaza Québec
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
3 out of 5
1225 Cours du General de Montcalm, Québec City, QC, G1R4W6
The price is CA $194 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Québec City. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 2 spa tubs. Our guests praise the restaurant and the clean rooms ...
3.9/5 Good! (4,266 reviews)
"Great location, beds are comfy, good size rooms. Bathroom shower/tubs and ceiling need updating. Overall very much enjoyed our stay and staff was courteous."

Reviewed on Aug. 14, 2022

Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Le Bonne Entente
Le Bonne Entente
4.5 out of 5
3400 chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec City, QC, G1X1S6
The price is CA $161 per night from Sep 4 to Sep 5
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Québec City. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,014 reviews)
"Plus: Awesome condition, nice rooms, jacuzzi, outdoor pool, great staff. Negatives: Water keeps going out of bathtub and sink - very said experience. Amenities not working, even though they charged resort fee. Will definitely visit again."

Reviewed on Aug. 15, 2022

Le Bonne Entente
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Les Lofts Dorchester - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
Les Lofts Dorchester - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
4 out of 5
300 Boulevard Charest E, Québec, QC G1K, Québec City, QC, G1K 6B1
The price is CA $208 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Québec City. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities, and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Old Port Quebec City and Quebec ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (148 reviews)
"Lot's of space and easy to check in. When i needed some assistance, someone live answered the phone and helped me out. All in all a good stay!"

Reviewed on Aug. 11, 2022

Les Lofts Dorchester - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
La Maison Kent – Par les Lofts
La Maison Kent – Par les Lofts
3 out of 5
25 rue St-Louis, Québec City, QC, G1R4N3
The price is CA $264 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Québec City. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities, and a flat-screen TV. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (212 reviews)
"Difficult to open lock box - very stuck buttons. Check in instructions confusing -evidenced by new guests all asking same “how do we get in” questions of those leaving the Maison Kent"

Reviewed on Aug. 10, 2022

La Maison Kent – Par les Lofts
Les Lofts St-Pierre - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
Les Lofts St-Pierre - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
4 out of 5
116 rue St-Pierre, Québec City, QC, G1K 4A7
The price is CA $319 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 8
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Québec City. Enjoy free WiFi, an in-room DVD player, and a flat-screen TV. Our guests praise the bathrooms and the property ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (374 reviews)
"Cool place and near the old town."

Reviewed on Aug. 9, 2022

Les Lofts St-Pierre - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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