Québec City

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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.

Where to stay in Québec City

Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
3 out of 5
1225 Cours du General de Montcalm, Québec City, QC, G1R4W6
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $119 per night from May 23 to May 24
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! (4,128 reviews)
"Needs some Reno in rooms the rest beautiful 👍"

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
4.5 out of 5
1 rue des Carrieres, Québec City, QC, G1R 4P5
The price is CA $512 per night from May 18 to May 19
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Québec City. Enjoy 3 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,447 reviews)
"Beautiful building and area with lots of nice restaurants and shopping available nearby. Staff were all helpful and friendly from check-in to check-out."

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Hotel Port Royal
Hotel Port Royal
4 out of 5
144, rue Saint-Pierre, Québec City, QC, G1K 8N8
The price is CA $231 per night from May 18 to May 19
Stay at this 4-star boutique hotel in Québec City. Enjoy free WiFi, a marina, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,344 reviews)
"Awesome little hotel. Large rooms"

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Hotel Port Royal
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 $170 per night from May 18 to May 19
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! (101 reviews)
"Amazing place. Felt in love with the place"

Reviewed on May 16, 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 $174 per night from May 18 to May 19
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 Exceptional! (175 reviews)
"Loved the old stone, size of the room, kitchen amenities, bathroom. All modernized, updated, clean and cool!"

Reviewed on Apr. 25, 2022

La Maison Kent – Par les Lofts
Les Lofts St-Joseph - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
Les Lofts St-Joseph - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
4 out of 5
764 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, Québec City, QC, G1K 3C4
The price is CA $205 per night from May 19 to May 20
Stay at this 4-star condo in Québec City. Enjoy free WiFi, a terrace, and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the overall value in our reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (687 reviews)
"Floor was not clean. Popcorn in and under the couch. Other than that, nice property."

Reviewed on May 1, 2022

Les Lofts St-Joseph - 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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