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Quebec

Known for Historical Building, Museum and Live Music

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.

How do you get to Quebec?

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.

Things to do in Quebec

Trover photo by AdventureJ

Trover photo by AdventureJ

This small, attractive plaza was once the economic heart of the city and is the place where Québec began.

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

Trover photo by Hecktic Trav

Trover photo by Hecktic Trav

One of Quebec’s most distinctive sights is a century-old fortress that is also one of the largest military fortifications in North America.

Trover photo by Martin Humph

Trover photo by Martin Humph

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Discover l’île d’Orléans with flavors. Vineyard, blackcurrant, cider, sugar shack, nougat, chololat and history will be showcased. Come visit and meet the producers of l’île d’Orléans. You will discover our favorites of the region

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Choose Québec Bus Tour for its tour: The best of Old Quebec and Montmorency Falls is a wise and ecological choice. In fact, our buses converted to propane emit 25 percent less co2. Our driver guide will charm you with its animation throughout the tour.

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Journey back through 400 years of history on this magnificent tour of Quebec City, the historic heart of Francophone North America. Find charming Old World atmosphere in narrow streets, look for architectural treasures beyond the tourist track, and learn a bit about the city's history from your expert guide.

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Spend an afternoon soaking up the craft brew scene in Quebec City's vibrant Saint-Roch neighborhood. Pop into 3 local breweries to sip on a variety of special pilsners, porters, ales, and stouts as you learn about the beer-loving history of this French-speaking city.

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Enjoy a truly breathtaking view of Québec City on a helicopter flight that takes you over the historic capital, its river, and the sights of the countryside. This collection of grand scenery, seen from above, gives you a terrific look at one of the most unique cities in Canada.

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Explore the historic landmarks of Quebec City's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, venture out of town into the countryside, visiting the church at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, the impressive chutes at Montmorency Falls, and the village of Sainte-Pétronille on the Ile-d’Orléans.

Best neighborhoods to visit in Quebec

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