With a combination of outdoor experiences from snowboarding to waterfalls to hiking in the summer, world-class restaurants, festivals and a charming lifestyle, there are so many reasons why Quebec City should be the next destination on your bucket list! Most of Quebec City’s main attractions are located in the center of the metropolis known as “Old Quebec” or “Vieux-Québec”, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Let’s look at some of the best things you can do in Quebec:
Explore the streets of the Quartier Petit Champlain. This best experience is probably one of the most popular things to do in Quebec. Stroll the cobblestone streets here and you’ll immediately understand why Quebec City is regularly labeled as an incredible “European” metropolis in Canada.
This was one of the main reasons to visit this amazing city. The famous Quartier Petit Champlain is home to independent boutiques, galleries and restaurants with windows so picturesque you’ll never want to leave. The restaurants along this charming Quebec neighborhood will not be cheap but the meals will be of quality.
Come aboard the best Quebec-Lévis ferry. Go on a mini-adventure and enjoy the best views of Quebec City along the way. The Quebec-Lévis ferry welcomes passengers year-round between Old Quebec and the neighbouring city of Lévis, along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. The trip takes only 12 minutes and is a popular recreation for travelers and residents. Book your night trip to enjoy the view of the Château Frontenac and the various landmarks of Old Quebec illuminated in the distance. Crossings appear throughout the day, from early morning until late evening.
Spend the afternoon at the best Montmorency Falls. Did you know that one of the largest and most ideal waterfalls in Canada is located a short distance from Quebec City? The impressive Montmorency Falls is a large waterfall on the Montmorency River. This is a great idea to do in Quebec at any time of the year!
The falls are part of the Parc de la Chute Montmorency (Parc de la Chute Montmorency), and guests can access the park by car, bicycle or even by public transportation from Quebec City. The entrance to the park is free and open all year round. Walk to the suspension bridge over the falls or view them from the viewing platform at the base.
Visit the famous Musée de la civilisation de Québec. A famous place to visit in Old Quebec is the famous Musée de la civilisation de Québec. Complete with eight rotating exhibits, this popular museum presents the way of life and history of Quebec. Kids will love the museum’s Discovery Zone and its interactive exhibits.
Explore the Citadel of Quebec. Immerse yourself in the records during your day trip inside the fortress of the magnificent Citadel of Quebec. This popular activity in Quebec is known as a National Historic Site and is in fact one of the first heritage conservation projects in Canada. The Citadel is still a bustling naval base and was built with the help of British troops in the 1800s. You can visit this place during the summer months when they hold a Changing of the Guard ceremony at 10am each day.
Go skiing. While Western Canada and the Rocky Mountains are a ski enthusiast’s dream because they are full of downhill snowboarding options found in the province of Quebec. If you’re looking for amazing things to do near Quebec City in the winter, there are many ski resorts to visit. You can go to Mont Sainte-Anne, Le Relais, Stoneham and Le Massif, etc.
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