15 Top Things to Do In Quebec City, Canada


Are you  planning to move from Montreal to Quebec city? The city of Quebec conquers the visitor from the first moment. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this historic destination has ancient fortifications, alleys, museums, beautiful landscapes and historic buildings. If you are planning an itinerary for your next visit, be sure to include these essential places.

 

Quebec Citadel

The Citadel is a military station located in the upper part of Punta Diamante. It is part of the fortification of walls that surround the city and extends for about 4.6 kilometers. Quebec City is the only city still walled in northern Mexico.

 

The Parlament

We found this architectural treasure just outside the wall of old Quebec, this building is the seat of the parliament and the national assembly of the city. Open to the public and has free guided tours in both French and English. You will learn about the roots of Quebec and the countries that helped create it. When you are inside parliament you have a clearer view of how politics works in the region.

 

Dufferin Terrace

The boardwalk of Dufferin Terrace is one of the most famous walks in the city with its impressive view over the old one that you see and the San Lorenzo River while doing the walk you will be able to observe the canyons that once defended the city. This long terrace is very busy during the summer months when artists present their shows and vendors offer souvenirs to visitors.

 

Place Royale

Located in the lower city of Quebec, this famous square is cobbled and surrounded by old buildings dating from the 17th and 18th centuries when Quebec had its beginnings. For more than 200 years Plaza Royal was the main market of the town and the center of all commercial activities due to its proximity to the Old Port.

The French influence is evident in Place Royale and along Rue du Petit-Champlain, visiting it is truly a journey into the past. It is the oldest neighborhood in North America and where Samuel de Champlain established his first residence in 1608, this Plaza brings together many historical aspects of the city.

 

Petit-Champlain Neighborhood

One of the most famous areas of Quebec. This picturesque collection of narrow cobblestone streets, art galleries, shops and restaurants in old stone buildings.

You can get to the lower part of Quebec from the Dufferin terrace following the Frontenac stairs, keep walking next to the shops until you reach the stairs break necks. From here you have a panoramic view of the place that at night becomes a light show.

 

The Quebec City Old Port

The old port has been an important part of the economic health of Quebec City for 400 years. The multiple commercial activities, as well as the cruises that arrive with greater frequency, attest to this.

 

Abraham Plains

One of the most prestigious National Urban Parks and the first historical park in Canada. It is a plateau located southwest of Quebec City.

Here took place the fight known as the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in which, after 3 months of siege, on September 13, 1959, the British defeated the French. The British general Wolfe led his men in a furtive attack on the cliffs, surprising the unprepared French and precipitating the British takeover of New France.

 

Big Allee

Grande Allee is one of the most famous streets in Quebec. It is known for its restaurants, fine buildings and the notable celebrations that take place in it. For example the summer festival, the winter carnival - the largest carnival of this kind in the world - and the celebration of the New Year in which they close access to cars and turn this avenue into a fun and colorful recreation platform.

 

Place D'Youville

Sector of the city where culture, heritage, festivities come together to forge a unique atmosphere. It is a very pleasant area to walk and sit to enjoy the atmosphere of the city and is also the entrance to the old part of the city by the Porte St Jean. It is easy to enjoy a walk there, there is always an event, in the summer you can enjoy live concerts while in the winter they enable a free skating rink.

 

Rue du Tresor

It is a small alley in which artists exhibit their works: paintings, drawings, portraits, etc.

The works of art vary in quality and style, but in general, they all highlight the city and the great province of Quebec. It is fascinating to visit this small space in which local artists also express their love for the region.

 

Chute-Montmorency Park

By cable car, by the panoramic staircase or from the suspension bridge, check out the full force of the Montmorency waterfall, a captivating natural phenomenon just 15 minutes from the city center. Three routes of via ferries and a double zip line promise the most adventurous good adrenaline rush.

 

National Park of the Jacques-Cartier

This wide mountainous plateau interspersed by deep valleys and rivers is a true paradise for lovers of the outdoors. Here, a canoe or kayak trip, a walk or a walk with a racket, a fishing trip or a few days of camping are transformed into a magnificent expedition in an exuberant environment.

 

MNBAQ

The National Museum of Fine Arts of Québec, proud of its reference collection of Québec art that includes more than 38,000 works, offers a broad panorama of the history of Québec art from the 17th century to the present. The museum has 4 pavilions and is located in the heart of the magnificent Abraham Plains.

 

Sanctuary of Sainte-Anne-De-Beaupré

Tour this cult site dedicated to Santa Ana, one of the five national sanctuaries of Québec, visited for 350 years. See inside the sumptuous stained glass windows, the paintings, the mosaics and the stone and wood sculptures that will rejoice your sight.

 

Village Vacancies Val Cartier

This immense entertainment complex includes an outdoor water park and a completely new indoor water park open all year. The summer program also includes adventure tours among the trees and rafting. Winter is also synonymous with pleasure in the largest winter games center in America, as well as in the Ice Hotel, a work of ephemeral architecture made with snow and ice, unique in North America.

 

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