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Quebec
Travel Guide

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.

Quebec Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Quebec

Top Hotels in Quebec

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 ¥21,176 per night from Mar 17 to Mar 18

Located in the city center, this Old Quebec hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access and is within a 5-minute walk of Samuel de Champlain Statue, Quebec City Town ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (2,371 reviews)

"Service was excellent, friendly, efficient. Location was awesome. View of the city from the room was amazing."…"

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

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 ¥8,349 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

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! (4,049 reviews)

"Well located and affordable. Nice room and view from 24th floor"…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Entourage sur-le-Lac
Entourage sur-le-Lac
4 out of 5
99 Chemin du Tour-du-Lac, Lac Beauport, QC
The price is ¥14,252 per night from Mar 24 to Mar 25

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! (1,258 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
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.

Vacation Rentals in Quebec

Les Lofts St-Joseph - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
Les Lofts St-Joseph - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
4 out of 5
764 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, Quebec, QC
The price is ¥9,277 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15

Located in Saint-Roch, this condo building is within a 10-minute walk of Le Lieu and Le Capitole. Quebec City Convention Center and Parliament Building are also ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (599 reviews)

"Very well maintained and beautiful loft. The view on the roof was also breathtaking."…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2021

Les Lofts St-Joseph - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
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 ¥10,963 per night from Mar 16 to Mar 17

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

4.8/5Exceptional! (434 reviews)

"The loft that we stayed at is quite spacious and offers plenty of room to sit and dine. It has a fully equipped kitchen. The loft and its bathroom were very clean and tidy; the bed and the lounge (sofa) were quite comfortable. Curtains perfect to block the light at night and let the light in during ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2021

Les Lofts du Trésor - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
Les Lofts St-Paul -  By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
Les Lofts St-Paul - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
4 out of 5
185 Rue Saint-Paul, Quebec, QC
The price is ¥9,698 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15

Located in Old Quebec, this condo building is within a 5-minute walk of Espace 400e and Old Port Quebec City. Quebec Cruise Terminal and Quebec City Town Hall ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (103 reviews)

"Nice place to stay near every phing to visite i woud go again"…"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2021

Les Lofts St-Paul - 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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Reviews of Quebec

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Christina

Mar 16, 2020

Such a cute town, I loved it!

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 13, 2020

Loved Quebec! The people and culture are incredible. Much to see and do. Would love to come back in the summer.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 4, 2020

One of the most welcoming Cities we have visited.

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 1, 2020

Plenty of winter activities both outdoor and indoor.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 26, 2020

Great food and friendly people.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 25, 2020

The ice slides and maple syrup pops were great!

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