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Quebec
Travel Guide

Parks Canada\'s Dufferin Terrace which includes landscape views, a castle and a city

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 ¥15,127 per night from May 11 to May 11
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! (1,263 reviews)
"Excellent hotel, the food is pricey but overall the place is gorgeous."

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Entourage sur-le-Lac
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
4.5 out of 5
1 rue des Carrieres, Quebec, QC
The price is ¥29,448 per night from May 11 to May 11
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! (2,250 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
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
3 out of 5
1225 Cours du General de Montcalm, Quebec, QC
The price is ¥8,861 per night from May 11 to May 11
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! (3,850 reviews)
"I liked the view the view the view"

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
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.
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 ¥12,531 per night from May 11 to May 11
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
Le Chalet St-Joseph
Le Chalet St-Joseph
3.5 out of 5
567 Rue Saint Joseph, Saint-Raymond, QC
The price is ¥10,392 per night from May 11 to May 11
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
Le Lilypad-Condo à louer à Stoneham
Le Lilypad-Condo à louer à Stoneham
3 out of 5
620 Chemin du Hibou, Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, QC
The price is ¥6,767 per night from May 11 to May 11
Situated near the boardwalk, this condo building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Stoneham Mountain Resort and within 6 mi (10 km) of Club de Golf Stoneham and Marais ...
Le Lilypad-Condo à louer à Stoneham
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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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

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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

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Feb 25, 2020

The ice slides and maple syrup pops were great!

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