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What travelers to Quebec City are saying

Quebec is very beautiful but very expensive city. Very friendly people all around. Loved the experience
Sangeeta P. 25 Jun 2015
Nice city
Charlie 10 Mar 2015

Quebec City Rundown

The compact, handsome capital of Canada’s la belle province seduces visitors from disparate angles. There is the UNESCO World Heritage inscription of course (Historic District of Old Québec), which has no parallel in North America outside of Mexico and the Caribbean. The heritage quarter of Vieux-Québec contains singular landmarks and architecture, the likes of which do not exist in the rest of Canada or the United States of America. Indelible icons like the Château Frontenac, Citadelle, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires and the Plains of Abraham make it eminently worthwhile to pound the pavement, or cobblestones in this case, for hours on end.

Dynamic culture is on hand in Quebec City as well, in the form of remarkable festivals like the legendary Winter Carnival and Summer Festival, both of which draw hundreds of thousands of revelers to the city. Paragon museums cover fine arts and history with aplomb and the sophistication of restaurants and boutique hotels in the city is second to none.

Outside the old capital, pastoral beauty calls from Île d'Orléans and other environs, while Montmorency Falls Park and area ski slopes provide terrific four seasons recreation. All in all within Canada, Quebec City is a wonderful and wholly exclusive bridge between old and new, traditional and modern, Europe and North America.

Quebec City’s Top 10

10. Musée de la civilisation unfurls regular exhibits on the history of the province and has architect Moshe Safdie’s imprint all over it.

5. FairmontFrontenac is one of the most iconic landmarks in all of Canada, let alone Quebec.

9. Notre-Dame-des-Victoires is one of the more memorable structures in Lower Town Quebec City.

4. La Citadelle is a military installation that dates back to the late 17th century.

8. Île d'Orléans condenses all of New France’s bucolic charm into one Saint Lawrence River island across from Old Quebec City.

3. National Assembly of Quebec is arguably the finest provincial government house in the country.

7. Montmorency Falls are 100 feet higher than Niagara and form the backdrop for a brilliant international fireworks competition every summer.

2. Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is a cultural oasis in Battlefields Park - one of the few urban national parks in Canada.

6. Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is a major Catholic shrine that draws upward of half a million pilgrams every year.

1. Plains of Abraham is the pulse point of Quebec City and a peerless historic site that lures millions of tourists per annum.

Quebec City History

  • Vieux Quebec (Old Quebec) – Founded in 1608, visitors will find ramparts, a historic church and old 17th-century buildings.
  • Morrin Centre – Built in the 1800s as the city’s first prisons, the site now contains libraries that host concerts, readings and lectures.
  • Sainte Anne de Beaupre Basilica – Buildings on this landmark were built in the 17th century.
  • Joan of Arc – A statue to commemorate the soldiers who died in the 1759 battle between the British and the French.
  • Basilique Cathedrale – A 17th-century cathedral that has been restored throughout.

Quebec City Art & Culture

  • Musee de la Civilisation – A museum with exhibits on historic Quebec, ancient Rome and science.
  • The Citadel – A military museum built on the highest point in Old Quebec.
  • Musee National des Beaux Arts – An art museum with the works of local Quebec artists.
  • Place Royale – The city’s social centre.
  • Les Galeries d’Art Beauchamp – Seven galleries filled with the contemporary art of Canadian and international artists.

Quebec City Shopping

  • Quartier du Petit Champlain – The oldest shopping district in the country.
  • Ja Moisan Epicier – The oldest grocery store in the city, built in 1871.
  • Boutique Ketto – A boutique started by illustrator Julie St Onge Drouin.
  • Un Air de France – An interesting shop that sells artisanal soaps made from vegetable bases.
  • Choco-Musee Erico – Chocolate lovers will rejoice when they see this shop filled with a variety of treats, including strawberry and basil truffles and ice cream.

Quebec City Gay & Lesbian

  • Quebec City Gay Pride – Art festival held yearly over Labour Day weekend.
  • Le Sauna Hippocampe – Gay-owned sauna for men only, featuring a steam bath, solarium, Finnish bath and Jacuzzi.
  • Bar La Couronne – Nightclub that caters to the GLBT community.
  • La Drague – Cabaret with themed events such as country dance, girls’ night and karaoke.
  • Cafe Bar L'Amour-Sorcier – Gay-owned and operated bar and cafe.

Quebec City Outdoor

  • Montmorency Falls Park – A 275ft waterfall that rivals even Niagara Falls.
  • Plains of Abraham – A historic part located in downtown Quebec.
  • Siberia Station Spa – Outdoor spa featuring hot and cold rest stations. Enjoy hot tubs, different types of saunas and Swedish massages.
  • Literary and Historical Society of Quebec – A themed tour of Quebec where you follow Inspector Gamache through the streets of the city and help him solve a murder.
  • Levis Ferry – Enjoy the view of Quebec from the St Lawrence river.

Quebec City Sport

  • Rent a bicycle at Cyclo Services or Museovelo and bike around the city.
  • Go ice skating at the Pantinoire de la Terrasse or the Place d’Youville.
  • If you love to ski, then head to the Station Touristique Stoneham for a few runs. Open November to March.
  • The Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier is a great place to go snowshoeing.
  • Adrenaline junkies can go white-water rafting down the Jacques Cartier river.

Quebec City Events

As the bona fide premier winter festival on the planet, the Carnaval de Québec is the most important event in the city.

Festival d'été de Québec proves that Quebec City can party it up in summer as well, with massive concerts on the Plains of Abraham.

Grand Théâtre de Québec hosts a slew of eclectic, cultural events throughout the seasons.

La Fête nationale du Québec or colloquially La Saint-Jean, is the de facto national holiday of the province, held every June 24, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day.

Hockey is the provincial pastime of Quebec but in Quebec City, Université Laval Rouge et Or football rules. That is until the Nordiques make a return to the NHL.

Festival Celtique de Québec waves the flag of a vital Quebec City community every August and September.

Challenge Bell International de Québec brings top-flight WTA tennis action to the provincial capital every September.

Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec is a major event in the world of élite cyclists. Held in September.

Loto-Québec International Fireworks Competition comes to Montmorency Falls every July/August.

L'International des musiques sacrées de Québec manages to re-invent and uncover fresh takes for liturgical and sacred music every September.

Two excellent ski resorts close to Quebec City include Mont-Sainte-Anne (45 minutes) and Le Massif (75-90 minutes).

When To Go

The most popular time to visit Quebec City is for Winter Carnival in February. Many international tourists, however, prefer to see the beautiful capital of Quebec in summer or fall, when cold, snow and ice do not stifle attempts to walk from one point to another.

The city is rather picturesque in winter however, so long as as you dress for it. Otherwise, the hemiboreal cum humid continental climate will make you pay.

From December to February temperatures run from 0°F (-17.5°C) to a “high” of 23.5°F (-5°C). The height of summer sees conditions warm up to a range of 56°F (13.5°C) to 77°F (25°C). Precipitation - close to 50 in (1,270 mm) a year - is somewhat evenly spread from month to month.

Getting Around

Quebec City is a popular side trip from Montreal, with Via Rail the most affordable, comfortable and convenient transport option for those who prefer not to negotiate the 155 miles (250 km) by car.

Alternatively, Jean Lesage International (2010 “best small airport in North America”) co-ordinates flights from Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and the likes of Philadelphia, Chicago, Newark and Washington, D.C.

While Quebec City lacks a robust commuter rail or subway system, the Réseau de transport de la Capitale operates a bus fleet that serves the metro area at large.

Hotels in Quebec City

Recommended hotels

From US$109

1 Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

4 stars
4.3 / 5 12 reviews

1 rue des Carrieres Map

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Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac Quebec and its majestic castle-like architecture and turrets stand atop a cliff and overlook the St. Lawrence River. Previous guests of this luxurious hotel include... More

I want to stay at this hotel again.
Location, staff,evrything is very good. Room was very clean and comfortable,. If I expect more, the clasical decoration in the room .
25 Aug 2014
From US$77

2 Hotel Clarendon

4 stars
4.3 / 5 8 reviews

57 Rue Ste-Anne Map

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Set in the Heart of Old Quebec, Clarendon is a jewel of modern decorative arts, offering modern comfort, luxurious decor and incomparable family hospitality. General At the Clarendon, there are... More

Charm and Location
Charming Hotel within Old Quebec. Hotel has managed to preserve it's charm and elegance. Valet service & baggage service very efficient. Rooms were lovely with period furniture. Bathroom on the...
14 Oct 2015
From US$78

3 Hotel Sepia

4 stars
4.3 / 5 4 reviews

3135 Chemn St Louis Map

Non Refundable

Hotel Sepia Quebec is a warm, comfortable and affordable hotel that offers high standard of accommodation for both business and leisure travellers. Guests will find it easy to tour around the city... More

very good stay
very nice room and service,good restaurant too.Everything was ready at check in
6 Dec 2015
From US$58

4 BEST WESTERN PLUS City Centre/Centre-Ville

3 stars
4.3 / 5 12 reviews

330 De La Couronne Map

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BEST WESTERN PLUS City Centre/Centre-Ville offers comfortable and spacious accommodation while staying in Quebec City. For a quick tour of the Old Capital, hotel guests can easily take a 15-minute... More

Was a great hotel with very friendly staff. The hotel restaurant was also great with very good food.
26 Jun 2015
From US$86

5 Tryp Quebec Hotel Pur

4 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

395 rue de la Couronne Map

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Standing out in the landscape of Old Quebec is the stylish and contemporary Tryp Quebec Hotel Pur. In the heart of the emerging St. Roch District, it is near famous attractions like Grand Theatre... More

Modernity in a city full of history
The hotel is not fr from the historical center of Quebec City. The staff at the reception and the valet team were great. The staff at the restaurant was nice but much too directive: why can't one...
21 Oct 2015
From US$77

6 Hotel Le Concorde

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

1225 cours du General De Montcalm Map

Hotel Le Concorde Quebec offers over 400 rooms and suites, located in the heart of beautiful Quebec city, nearby museums, activities, attractions and major events of the region. It is the ideal... More

Great stay
It was a great experience except no parking available
11 Sep 2014
From US$104

7 Hotel Chateau Laurier

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

1220 George V west Map

Surrounded by tranquil parklands and a vibrant promenade, Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec makes for an ideal base for travellers visiting Quebec. Tourists can discover the military history of the city... More

Great ending to our vacation
We arrived in Quebec City at the end of a cruise and spent an extra night in the city before heading for home. The Chateau Laurier staff was very helpful, the location a short walk to the Vieux...
25 Oct 2015
From US$81

8 Hotel Chateau Bellevue

3 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

16 Rue de la porte Map

This romantic hotel is located in the heart of Quebec, walking distance from Parks Canada's Dufferin Terrace, Citadelle of Quebec, and Place Royale. Also nearby are Parliament Building and... More

Wife and cousins trip
The Hotel is a jewel, the personnel were great, I will use it in our next trip.
2 Jun 2015
From US$107

9 Auberge Le Saint-Pierre

4 stars
4.7 / 5 7 reviews

79 rue Saint-Pierre Map

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Located in a 19th-century building, the Auberge Le Saint Pierre has successfully combined the excellence of fine hotel service with the distinct Old Quebec charm of an intimate inn. GeneralA... More

Stopover from cruise ship arrival
Location is within 10 minutes walking distance from the cruise ship terminal. The staff members are very good providing excellent services. We had a very comfortable stay. Thank you!
3 Aug 2015
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