What to see in Quebec City

Quebec City Attractions

Many interesting sights and tourist attractions in Quebec City are located in the walled Old Town on top of the hill, including dozens of small shops and boutiques and attractive historical buildings. There are also interesting neighbourhoods to explore in the more modern Upper Town and Lower Town, which are connected by stairs. The Old Town is compact and easily walkable. If you get tired or cannot navigate the steep stairs between Upper Town and Lower Town, take a scenic ride in the Funiculaire, or hire one of many horse-drawn carriages for a quaint mode of sightseeing.

There are many things to see and do in Quebec City. Visit the National Museum of the Arts, the Franco-American Museum, or the Capital Observatory, which is one of the tallest buildings in Quebec and offers panoramic views of the city. You can take a ferry to Lévis, which offers memorable views of the Chateau Frontenac and the Old Town, or take a sunset cruise on the St Lawrence River.

Children will enjoy a visit to the Chocolate Museum, or a spin around the ice rink in Old Town. Villages Vacances Valcartier has waterslides and go-karting in the summer.

Just a few kilometres from downtown, the unspoilt wilderness areas surrounding Quebec City present numerous opportunities for outdoor activities and recreation, like horseback riding, canoeing, hiking and skiing.

Battlefields Park (Plains of Abraham)

Once the setting for bloody battles between the British and French, the Plains of Abraham today serve as Quebec City's…

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Guided walking tours of the three miles (5km) of city wall that surrounds the old city of Québec trace the evolution…

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A panoramic bird's eye view of historic Québec City can be had from the cabin of the funicular that travels at…

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L'Île d'Orléans

The little island in the St Lawrence River, just 15 minutes from downtown Québec City, is an historical treasure…

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Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

Quebec City's Lower Town (Basse-Ville) is the charming 'old quarter' of the city, full of narrow, winding streets, historical…

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Montmorency Falls Park

Just to the east of Québec City lies the spectacular Montmorency Falls, plunging 272 feet (83m), one and a half…

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Old Port of Montreal

Montreal's Old Port (Vieux Port de Montreal) is actually fairly new, having had a major face-lift to make it the most…

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Parliament Buildings

Just outside the old city walls stands the imposing 19th-century Parliament Building, inspired by the Louvre in Paris…

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Place Royale

The site of the historical Place-Royale complex was used in ancient times by the First Nations for trading, until the…

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