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Visit Quebec

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!(1,452 area reviews)

This walled, historic district is internationally recognized as a World Heritage Site and contains Québec’s oldest and most famous buildings and attractions.

Old Quebec

Top Hotels in Quebec

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
3 out of 5
1225 Cours du General de Montcalm, Quebec, QC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $109
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31

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

3.9/5Good! (7,315 reviews)

"I like the view very much and clean the room I love it everything"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 20, 2020

Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
4.5 out of 5
1 rue des Carrieres, Quebec, QC
CA $233
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27

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

4.6/5Wonderful! (4,959 reviews)

"Very friendly staff great services and food. Wonderful experience for my family"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 20, 2020

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville
Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville
4 out of 5
775 Honoré-Mercier Ave, Quebec, QC
CA $130
per night
Feb 3 - Feb 4

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! (3,052 reviews)

"L'hôtel a besoin d'un peu d'amour et de ménage. Le coût de notre chambre était de 186$ mais n'était pas du tout représentatif. Des murs abimés dans la chambre, un plancher flottant. Nous avons fait monté un plateau de fromage dont les fruits n'avait pas été lavés et les noix n'étaient pas fraîches ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 20, 2020

Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville

Popular things to do in Quebec

Citadelle of Quebec
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Citadelle of Quebec

4.5/5(849 reviews)

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

Place Royale
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Place Royale

4.5/5(781 reviews)

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

Montmorency Falls
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Montmorency Falls

4.5/5(693 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.

Parliament Building
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Parliament Building

4.5/5(574 reviews)

Stroll among gardens and monuments and learn about the inner workings of parliament at the seat of Québec’s provincial government.

Battlefields Park
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Battlefields Park

4.5/5(476 reviews)

This spacious urban park was once the site of fierce clashes between the British and French empires.

Le Château Frontenac
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Le Château Frontenac

4.5/5(1,130 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.

Top activities in Quebec

Quebec City & Montmorency Falls
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Quebec City & Montmorency Falls

CA $118

Journey back through 400 years of history on this magnificent tour of Quebec City and see stunning nature at Montmorency Falls. 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.

Full day tour: Quebec City, Montmorency Falls & Countryside
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Full day tour: Quebec City, Montmorency Falls & Countryside

CA $75

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.

Quebec City Tour
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Quebec City Tour

CA $43

Explore the best of Quebec City on this guided 2-hour sightseeing tour. Visit many of Quebec City’s top attractions, such as Old Québec, Place Royale, Place d'Armes and the Plains of Abraham.

Quebec Countryside Tour - Montmorency Falls and Sainte-Anne
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Quebec Countryside Tour - Montmorency Falls and Sainte-Anne

CA $58

Travel back through the centuries in rural Quebec, as you visit the natural landmarks, religious shrines and charming villages that have drawn visitors and pilgrims here for hundreds of years.

Discover l’île d’Orléans ''The Taste Trail''
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Discover l’île d’Orléans ''The Taste Trail''

CA $45

Discover l’île d’Orléans with flavors. Vineyard, blackcurrant, cider, 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

Round trip transfer in private minivan from-to Quebec Airport-YQB-City Center
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Round trip transfer in private minivan from-to Quebec Airport-YQB-City Center

CA $65

You will be received by your driver or a representative at arrival who will take you directly to your hotel or destination. At departure you will be waited in the lobby. Avoid lines or paying extra money and use a nice vehicle with safe and comfort.

Reviews of Quebec

4.6

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 20, 2020

Will be back soon!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 7, 2020

Quebec City is a magical place, and I would definitely go back.

4/5 - Good

Dylan

Jan 6, 2020

Only a few spots I went to could only speak French which was an inconvenience for my English self.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 4, 2020

Great city to visit. Good restaurants and galleries.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 4, 2020

Love Quebec

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 3, 2020

Great city to visit, amazing food, shopping and loads of charm!

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Quebec City in one day
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Quebec City in one day

Strolling back in time through one of Canada’s most regal cities.

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