15 Best Things to Do in Quebec, Canada

Planning to move from Montreal to Quebec City? Quebec City conquers the visitor from the first moment. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this historic destination is home to ancient fortifications, walkways, museums, beautiful landscapes and historic buildings. If you're planning an itinerary for your next visit, be sure to include these essential sites.

Citadel of Quebec

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

Parliament

We found this architectural treasure just outside the wall of Old Quebec, this building is the seat of the city's parliament and national assembly. It is open to the public and offers free guided tours in French and English. You will discover the roots of Quebec and the countries that contributed to its creation. When you're in Parliament, you get a clearer picture of how politics works in the region.

Dufferin Terrace

The Dufferin Terrace Walk is one of the most famous promenades in the city with its breathtaking views of the old you see and the San Lorenzo River while walking, you can 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 RoyaleLocated in Quebec City's Lower Town, this famous square is paved and surrounded by old buildings dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, when Quebec City was born. For over 200 years, the Plaza Royal was the city's main market and the center of all commercial activities because of its proximity to the Old Port.

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

 

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Petit-Champlain district

One of Quebec's most famous regions. This picturesque collection of narrow cobblestone streets, art galleries, stores and restaurants in old stone buildings.

You can access the Lower Quebec City from the Dufferin Terrace by following the Frontenac Stairs, keep walking next to the shops until you reach the stairs. From there, you have a panoramic view of the place which, at night, becomes a light show.

The Old Port of Quebec

The old port has been an important element of the economic health of Quebec City for 400 years. The many commercial activities, as well as the cruises that arrive more frequently, are proof of this.

Plains of Abraham

One of the most prestigious national urban parks and the first historic park in Canada. It is a plateau located southwest of Quebec.

It was here that the battle known as the Battle of the Plains of Abraham took place in which, after a 3-month siege, the British defeated the French on September 13, 1959. British General Wolfe led his men in a sneak attack against the cliffs, surprising the unprepared French and accelerating the British takeover of New France.

Grande Allée

Grande Allée is one of the most famous streets in Quebec City. It is known for its restaurants, its beautiful buildings and the important celebrations that take place there. For example, the summer festival, the winter carnival - the largest carnival of its kind in the world - and the New Year's celebration during which they close the access to cars and make this avenue a platform of fun and colorful entertainment.

Place D'Youville

A part of the city where culture, heritage and festivities come together to create a unique atmosphere. It is a very pleasant place to walk and sit to soak up the atmosphere of the city and it is also the entrance to the old town through the Porte St. Jean. It is easy to walk around, there is always an event, in summer you can attend concerts while in winter there is a free ice rink.

Treasury Street

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

The artworks 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 where local artists also express their love for the region.

Montmorency Falls Park

By cable car, via the panoramic staircase or from the suspension bridge, discover the Montmorency waterfall, a spellbinding natural phenomenon only 15 minutes from downtown. Three ferry routes and a double zip line promise the most adventurous adrenaline rush.

Jacques Cartier National Park

This vast mountainous plateau dotted with valleys and deep rivers is a true paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Here, a canoe or kayak trip, a hike or snowshoe walk, a fishing trip or a few days of camping turn into a magnificent expedition in an exuberant environment.

The National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec

The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, proud of its reference collection of over 38,000 works of Québec art, offers a broad overview of the history of Québec art from the 17th century to the present day. The museum has 4 pavilions and is located in the heart of the magnificent Plains of Abraham.

Sanctuary of Sainte-Anne-De-Beaupré

Visit this cult site dedicated to Santa Ana, one of the five national shrines of Quebec, visited for 350 years. Discover inside sumptuous stained glass windows, paintings, mosaics and sculptures on stone and wood that will delight your eyes.

Valcartier Vacation Village

This huge recreational complex includes an outdoor water park and a brand new indoor water park that is open year-round. The summer program also includes tree top adventure courses and white water rafting. Winter is also synonymous with fun at the largest winter playground in America, as well as the Ice Hotel, an ephemeral architectural work made of snow and ice, unique in North America.

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