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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 Quebec

Entourage sur-le-Lac
Entourage sur-le-Lac
4 out of 5
99 Chemin du Tour-du-Lac, Lac Beauport, QC
The price is CA $144 per night from May 11 to May 12
Located in Lac Beauport, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course, 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Pourvoirie du Lac Beauport, and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Le Relais. ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,255 reviews)
"Very friendly staff and a lot of things to do close by: skiing, ice skating on the lake,... They deliver food from the restaurant directly at your room."

Reviewed on Feb. 22, 2021

Entourage sur-le-Lac
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
4.5 out of 5
1 rue des Carrieres, Quebec, QC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $279 per night from Apr 27 to Apr 28
Located in the city center, this Old Quebec hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access and is within a 5-minute walk of Parks Canada's Dufferin Terrace, Quebec City ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (2,289 reviews)
"Good location, beautiful surroundings, but old and dark room. Courtyard view rooms are not recommended at all."

Reviewed on Apr. 5, 2021

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Hotel PUR Quebec, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Hotel PUR Quebec, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
4 out of 5
395 rue de la Couronne, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $135 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Located in Saint-Roch, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Le Capitole and Quebec National Museum of Fine Arts. Quartier Petit Champlain and Museum ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,379 reviews)
"the view is good, the room is clean, service is nice. walkable to the old town (10 mins up)"

Reviewed on Dec. 14, 2020

Hotel PUR Quebec, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
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.
Old Quebec/appartement Prestigieux Situé Dans Le Vieux-quebec
Old Quebec/appartement Prestigieux Situé Dans Le Vieux-quebec
Quebec, QC
Located in Old Quebec, this historic apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Hotel-Dieu de Quebe and Quebec City Town Hall. Old Port Quebec City and ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (63 reviews)
"Just wow. This place is incredible all around. Amazing location literally meters away from restaurants and shops. This apartment screams cute. It’s an adorable old place with exposed brick. It was extremely clean when we arrived and completely well equipped with kitchen stuff. Patti was so kind and ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 8, 2020

Old Quebec/appartement Prestigieux Situé Dans Le Vieux-quebec
Le Chalet St-Joseph
Le Chalet St-Joseph
3.5 out of 5
567 Rue Saint Joseph, Saint-Raymond, QC
The price is CA $116 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Situated on the riverwalk, this chalet is 29.5 mi (47.5 km) from Village Vacances Valcartier.
4/5Very Good! (10 reviews)
"Tout était parfait sauf le matelas de la chambre était vraiment inconfortable, c’est la seule chose négative que j’ai à dire"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

Le Chalet St-Joseph
Les Lofts St-Roch by Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
Les Lofts St-Roch by Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
4 out of 5
781 rue st-joseph est, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $105 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Located in Saint-Roch, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Le Lieu and Le Capitole. Quebec City Town Hall and Quebec City Convention Center ...
4.4/5Excellent! (58 reviews)
"3rd or 4th time in one of multiples location of the loft in Québec City, always a great expérience!"

Reviewed on Sep. 13, 2020

Les Lofts St-Roch 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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