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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 which includes landscape views, a castle and a city

Old Quebec

5/5Exceptional!(1,750 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 Quebec Funicular.

Old Quebec
Parks Canada\'s Dufferin Terrace which includes skyline and heritage architecture

La Cite-Limoilou

4.5/5Wonderful!(341 area reviews)

La Cite-Limoilou is a destination visitors seek out for is interesting museums, cozy cafés, and live music. You might want to check out attractions like Quebec City Town Hall or Le Capitole while you're exploring the neighborhood.

La Cite-Limoilou
Parliament Building which includes a park, a sunset and heritage architecture

Centre-Ville

Centre-Ville is known for its live music, and you can plan a trip to Quebec City Town Hall and Le Capitole while you're in town.

Centre-Ville
Montmorency Falls featuring a bridge, a suspension bridge or treetop walkway and hiking or walking

Beauport

4/5Very Good!(67 area reviews)

The ample dining options and enchanting waterfalls are top of the list for many visitors to Beauport. A stop by Montmorency Falls or Parc de la Chute-Montmorency might round out your trip.

Beauport
Quebec Aquarium Park featuring a park and a bridge

Sainte-Foy-Sillery-Cap-Rouge

4.5/5Wonderful!(212 area reviews)

Gardens, shopping, and historic sites highlight some of the noteworthy features of Sainte-Foy-Sillery-Cap-Rouge. Make a stop by Laurier Quebec or Aquarium du Québec while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Sainte-Foy-Sillery-Cap-Rouge
Each summer downtown Quebec has a lot to offer from the Comic Festival, and Art Installations as you can see here. I truly believe that the only way to explore the downtown is by foot because you never know what you will find.
trover photo by Linda Nisbett

Saint-Roch

4.5/5Wonderful!(108 area reviews)

Saint-Roch is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Marina Saint-Roch and Church of St. Roch while you're in town.

Saint-Roch

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
¥9,030
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 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! (7,462 reviews)

"location was great and the restaurant on top floor was great. One thing we didn't like was the parking. We own a pickup truck and wouldn't fit in their parking garage. We had to park down the street and walk back to the hotel in a snow storm, it was about a 5 minute walk."…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
4.5 out of 5
1 rue des Carrieres, Quebec, QC
¥19,310
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

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

4.6/5Wonderful! (5,039 reviews)

"Our window had a lot of snow built up on it and it was to have been cleared off-this didn't happen but everything else they said they would do was done-extra towels etc because we were 3, a wheelchair to use while we were there, great room service etc."…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
¥10,814
per night
Mar 15 - Mar 16

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! (3,096 reviews)

"I really enjoyed the interior balconies overlooking a nice tropical area."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville

Popular things to do in Quebec

Mont Sainte-Anne
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Mont Sainte-Anne

4.5/5(345 reviews)

Hit the slopes at Mont Sainte-Anne, a top ski area in Beaupre. Discover the mountain views and spas in this family-friendly area.

Quebec City Town Hall
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Quebec City Town Hall

4.5/5(427 reviews)

After visiting Quebec City Town Hall, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in Quebec. Experience the area's fascinating museums and lively festivals.

Le Château Frontenac
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Le Château Frontenac

4.5/5(1,053 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.

Montmorency Falls
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Montmorency Falls

4.5/5(721 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.

Old Port Quebec City
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Old Port Quebec City

4.5/5(818 reviews)

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

Citadelle of Quebec
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Citadelle of Quebec

4.5/5(753 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.

Top activities in Quebec

Quebec City & Montmorency Falls
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Quebec City & Montmorency Falls

¥10,018

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

¥6,301

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.

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency Waterfalls Admission and Cable Car
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Parc de la Chute-Montmorency Waterfalls Admission and Cable Car

¥1,703

Visit: Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, 5300 boulevard Sainte-Anne Au pied de la chute, Quebec City, Quebec G1C 0M3 Canada Hop aboard and open your eyes wide! The cable car is the perfect vantage point from which to watch the 83-metre-high waterfall flow into the St.

Quebec City Tour
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Quebec City Tour

¥3,586

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

¥4,847

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''

¥3,728

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

Reviews of Quebec

4.8

Top Destination

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4 - Good 16.619559072922556%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 2.2611644997173546%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 16, 2020

We went to the Winter Carnival and it was great. Our walk to the canoe races, which were excellent lead us to a quaint part of Quebec where we saw many ice sculptures. Super! Dog sled experience and Ice Hotel were fantastic from tourist office.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 15, 2020

Lovely!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 14, 2020

So hospitable. Could not have asked for a more welcoming experience. I do not speak French but I did not have any trouble. Thank goodness not everyone is as uni-lingual as myself.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 14, 2020

Wonderful experience

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Feb 10, 2020

This hotel is a bus station with many tour buses and hoards of visitors. Hotel with over 600 rooms has small gym with 3 treadmills and not much else. Room was not cleaned well. Welcome gift left for another guest.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 10, 2020

It’s a beautiful city we’ve only been there during Carnival but would love to come back in the spring.

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

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