Top attractions in Quebec City
The creative, modern city of Quebec is well worth a visit, whether it’s for sightseeing, tours, or nightlife. The only walled city north of Mexico, Old Quebec is a UNESCO World Heritage site, thanks to its beautiful buildings, cobbled streets, and centuries of history.
This cobbled, walled town is where the bulk of Quebec's rich history resides, including the Cathedral, chapels and churches. Take a horse-drawn carriage around for real tourism!
Located at the top of Cap Diamant, the views from here are breathtaking. In summer and fall/autumn, the night tours are also particularly magical. Admission is $16 for adults.
Catch a tram to the top of this large waterfall to appreciate its scale. Parking can be steep, so try nearby roads and streets for free parking before committing to the $12 charge per car.
To learn about the French-Canadian people and history of this area, this attraction is a must. Kids and adults will both love the earthquake experience and tornado simulation, too.
This grand and historic hotel may be out of some visitors' price range, but you can still download the self-guided tour app to learn about the history of the beautiful building.
No French-flavored city is complete without its own tribute to 'Our Lady,' and Quebec is no exception. A quick half hour is usually enough to get a sense of the history.
This was the site of a key battle in the Seven Years War, a clash between the French and British Empires. A wonderful place for a picnic, factor this site into a day outdoors.
This large park incorporates the Plains of Abraham and Des Braves Park and offers many walking trails, so bring your hiking boots. Look out for summer concerts, too.
This impressive building was completed in 1886. The brilliant and informative tour is free, runs all day in English or French, and can be booked ahead in Spanish.
Enjoy artworks by the sons and daughters of this creative city, and throughout Canada. The restaurant, which offers a lovely view, is also not to be missed.
Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport offers direct access to the city. Taxis and buses are readily available.
Allow two full days to explore the city, and an extra day to see the surrounding area and further afield.
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- It's best to visit in the summer when the temperatures are warm and there are many festivals to choose from. It's a little more expensive at this time, but the shoulder seasons offer very little in terms of special events.
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What people are saying about Quebec City
The trip was enjoyable from start to finish. Our Driver Norman was fabulous, having to weave through Friday long weekend rush hour traffic in Quebec and being forced to take an unplanned detour, he still managed to get us back to our intended destination in a very timely manner!! Great job Norman much appreciated by the Albertans. The tour was well organized and operated mostly on schedule all day, tour guides were very knowledgeable. Only thing stopping us from an excellent rating was the fact that the Plains of Abraham museum was not open due to a worker strike in Quebec. No fault of Grey Line, just unfortunate circumstances. A little more time at Montmorency falls would have been nice. Thank you for a wonderful day!
AML cruise didn't want to accept the virutal/e-voucher. was not indicated on the voucher, that one has to Exchange the voucher to a physical ticket at the office before embarking. had to go back to the Office booth and to get a printed tickets. don't think this is the idea of electronic vouchers with bar codes. Office staff could not explanin and also did not apologies. we were one of the first at the Pier for a nice place in the front of the boat. but as we had to go back in the meantime (did take at least 5-10 min) a huge bus/School group arrived. Long queue you can imagine, and nice space gone. otherwise all good, enjoyed the tour nevertheless.
The tour was amazing! Our tour guide was perfect and she knew so much about the history, culture, and showed us all of the beauty of the city. She even assisted us when the tour was over to find our way to a good restaurant and some additional suggested places for us to go to.
A bit rushed at the Falls on a beautiful Sunday in June, but otherwise a great tour with great timing. I could have done without the copper tooling stop, but it did tie in with the cathedral doors.
Fantastic, safe, driver with lots of knowledge. Walking tour and free time is a good balance of seeing the highlights and being able to explore. So much to see; I will be back one day.