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
Did it to celebrate my daughter’s 21st birthday. It was a blast! The booking system allowed us to select a suitable time. Need to be there at least half hour prior to minimise delay. The stuff were professional and attentive. We drove to the venue. Need to select Zip Line in your navigation system or will be directed to another site. That delayed us about 10 minutes.
If you want to hear interesting stories and facts about old Quebec City and history, take this tour. This is my third visit: in the first two I took bus tours but now I decided to take a walking tour and I'm not disappointed. Thanks to Gangreen (I might spell it incorrectly) I got to know about the city much more than during my two previous visits. Well done!
My daughters and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Jeremy was super! I highly recommend taking advantage of some history lessons taught by the ghosts of the past. The character (Jeremy) was animated and engaging. We loved his humour and interaction with the group. We took some 'fun facts' home with us. We will be back!
We had a great time. It was perfect timing that we had dinner first before going to see the falls because it's a long walk. The food is really good and we love that they have a heater because we were cold that day. We highly recommend it!
Our guide Francois we will not soon forget. So knowledgeable, entertaining and truly a gentleman. I haven't had a history lesson like that since high school! A lot more fun than school. Our tour was money very well spent!! Merci!!