Québec City

Travel Guide
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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.

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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 $121 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
CA $121
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9
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! (4,264 reviews)
"Fantastic staff and Amazing views"

Reviewed on Dec. 4, 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 $275 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
CA $275
per night
Jan 3 - Jan 4
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! (1,357 reviews)
"Absolutely one of the best hotel experiences of staying at an iconic hotel during Christmas time"

Reviewed on Dec. 6, 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 $194 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
CA $194
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Québec City. Enjoy free WiFi, a marina, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,150 reviews)
"Overall the room and service were nice. However, the room was just above the main entrance and we could hear the sound of the door opening and closing, and felt the vibrations throughout the entire night leaving us with a lack of sleep. The room's door also lacked soundproofing and we could hear ..."

Reviewed on Dec. 4, 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 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
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! (738 reviews)
"Very spacious unit, with modernized kitchen and bathroom. Definitely recommended."

Reviewed on Dec. 1, 2022

Les Lofts St-Joseph - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
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
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! (402 reviews)
"Great location at a reasonable price."

Reviewed on Dec. 4, 2022

Les Lofts St-Pierre - 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
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (239 reviews)
"The property is lovely and the rooms are beautiful. Our air conditioning in our room was not working so we opened the windows instead. I was upset to learn that the property does NOT hold your luggage for you after check-out so it made our final day very difficult because our flight was later in ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 8, 2022

La Maison Kent – Par les Lofts
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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