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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 Quebec

Parks Canada\'s Dufferin Terrace featuring general coastal views, château or palace and landscape views

Old Quebec

5/5Exceptional!(1,547 area reviews)

Old Quebec is beloved for its popular shops. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Quebec City Town Hall and Old Port Quebec City.

Old Quebec

Top Hotels in Quebec

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
4.5 out of 5
1 rue des Carrieres, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $199 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

This family-friendly Quebec hotel is located in the historical district, just steps away from Samuel de Champlain Statue and Quartier Petit Champlain. Quebec ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (2,548 reviews)

"In the Covid-19 time the Chateau personnel were amazing from the time that we checked in to the time we left."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2020

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
3 out of 5
1225 Cours du General de Montcalm, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $109 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24

Located in Centre-Ville, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Battlefields Park, Parliament Building and Quebec City Convention Center. Quebec City Town ...

3.9/5Good! (4,014 reviews)

"They didn’t let us to check in before 4PM, stating that our room is not ready yet. But when we got into our room, place was dusty and didn’t look like it was cleaned. Pillows were a little bit wet. Windows were not meant to be opened. Overall it’s a nice place with an amazing location. But seriously ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 8, 2020

Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville
Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville
4 out of 5
775 Honoré-Mercier Ave, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $134 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

This family-friendly Quebec hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 5-minute walk of Le Capitole and Quebec City Convention Center. Quebec City ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,643 reviews)

"The property is in a great location, central to all main attractions"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 23, 2020

Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville

Vacation Rentals in Quebec

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Les Lofts du Trésor - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
Les Lofts du Trésor - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
4 out of 5
1 rue du Trésor, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $119 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Located in Old Quebec, this condo is steps away from Quebec Experience and Quebec City Town Hall. Quartier Petit Champlain and Place Royale are also within 5 ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (404 reviews)
Beautiful unit!

"Beautiful loft in a fantastic location. Very clean and comfortable!"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 20, 2020

Les Lofts du Trésor - 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, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $114 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Located in Old Quebec, this apartment building is steps away from Museum of Civilization, Old Port Quebec City and Quebec Cruise Terminal. Place Royale and Quartier ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (278 reviews)

"I like that the loft is close to the vicinity where you can take a walk outside and there are so many things to see. The kitchen was nice althought we did find a fork that was not clean and had leftover stain, maybe it wasnt properly washed in the dishwasher. We decided to put the dishes back to ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 10, 2020

Les Lofts St-Pierre - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
Complexe Les Neiges
Complexe Les Neiges
3 out of 5
1910 Boulevard Les Neiges, Saint Ferreol les Neiges, QC
The price is CA $74 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Situated in Saint Ferreol les Neiges, this golf condo is within 2 mi (3 km) of Jean Larose Falls, Mont Sainte-Anne and Le Grand Vallon Golf Club. Canyon Ste-Anne ...

4/5Very Good! (145 reviews)

"Great price for clean, simple, but comfortable accommodations."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 15, 2020

Complexe Les Neiges

Popular places to visit in Quebec

Le Château Frontenac
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Le Château Frontenac

4.5/5(1,167 reviews)

Sail down the mighty St. Lawrence River past Québec City and appreciate the area’s historic charm. Reigning over this heritage city is a grand building.

Old Port Quebec City
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Old Port Quebec City

4.5/5(991 reviews)

Québec’s historic waterfront has been extensively renovated and features museums, restored buildings and a market selling fresh regional produce.

Montmorency Falls
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Montmorency Falls

4.5/5(706 reviews)

Feel the water spray as you walk a few meters above these falls, which are even higher than Canada’s famous Niagara Falls and freeze over in winter.

Top things to do in Quebec

Best of Old Quebec City & Montmorency Falls Small Group Tour
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Best of Old Quebec City & Montmorency Falls Small Group Tour

CA $40
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Guided Quebec City Sightseeing Cruise
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Guided Quebec City Sightseeing Cruise

CA $45
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Discover l’île d’Orléans ''The Taste Trail''
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Discover l’île d’Orléans ''The Taste Trail''

CA $52
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Quebec City Guided Tour: Meet a Local!
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Quebec City Guided Tour: Meet a Local!

CA $42
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Guided Tour of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
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Guided Tour of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

CA $28
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Aquarium du Quebec: A Playground Overflowing with Life!
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Aquarium du Quebec: A Playground Overflowing with Life!

CA $25
Per adult

Reviews of Quebec

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Bob

Jun 1, 2020

It's a great place to visit, full of history, inside the fortress you can go back in time.

5/5 - Excellent

AC

May 30, 2020

We found it interesting that icy sidewalks are sprinkled with gravel instead of salt. Many one-way streets, so one's GPS may get turned around occasionally. A visit to the nearby caisse-croutes (Chez Gaston, Chez Ashton) is a must.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 22, 2020

Le Massif highly recommended. Skiing and sledding amazing.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 17, 2020

Old Quebec City is just as beautiful as I remember! An absolute must to explore both levels of the old city, the main area and make your way down the break neck stairs (escaliers casse-cou) in order to check out Le Petit Champlain area.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 12, 2020

i love the city, the vibe, the history.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 10, 2020

We loved valcartier village! And lower part of old Quebec. Oh and the aquarium was nice as well.

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