Things to do in Quebec City

Top Things to Do in Quebec City, QC - Quebec City Attractions

Things to Do in Quebec City


Top Attractions in Quebec City

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  • debbie e
    2 contributions
    While it’s a bit touristy, it buildings are so beautiful and it’s a lovely walk. The best bakery and sandwich shops, it’s so nice to shop and eat with a big variety. I thoroughly enjoyed the views. We hit great weather and the foot traffic was light that day in early November. I’ve been multiple times, appreciate the cleanliness and such friendly Canadians!! I love Canada, no matter the city or province.
    Written November 26, 2022
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  • Harvey M
    6 contributions
    We visited Montmorency Fall on a half-day bus tour from Quebec City. It's not very far, about 15 minute drive from the city. There were several observation points for great photo opportunities and the suspension bridge to get a first hand look of the top of the falls. Our bus tour also stopped at evening at the bottom park and the varying lights made for great night photo opportunities. It's taller than Niagara Falls so impressive and would recommend to visit!
    Written November 30, 2022
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  • Corihi
    Honolulu, HI430 contributions
    Dufferin Terrace is a boardwalk in front of the Chateau Frontenac offering spectacular views of the St Lawrence River. You can take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront, stop for an ice cream cone, relax at a gazebo and gaze down through plexiglass cut-outs at the remains of Fort St Louis and Chateau St Louis. (You can tour the remains for a fee during the summer and fall months). You might also see some entertainment and special art displays (Mosaicultures butterflies during our visit). We were told there is also a toboggan run during the winter. I highly recommend taking a stroll on the terrace. It’s a great place to relax and take in beautiful views.
    Written November 12, 2022
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  • Corihi
    Honolulu, HI430 contributions
    Place Royale is a picturesque town square with historic stone buildings, cobblestone streets and the Notre Dame Des Victoires church. It’s the location where Quebec City was founded by Samuel de Champlain. The square is now home to restaurants and shops, but still full of European charm. When visiting Quebec City, the Place Royale is a must-see.
    Written November 11, 2022
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  • A. LLanos
    5 contributions
    You hear basilica and think grandeur, albeit this basilica is not a small church it is not as grand as others. Yet this does not take away from the opulence held within. There is a small are off to the right that gives a brief history of the man who founded the church.
    Written November 14, 2022
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  • Michael A
    Toronto, Canada571 contributions
    I love old Quebec. The lower town is as spectacular s the upper. Old, grand, but unpretentious bldgs line every street, many conversions to apartments of warehouses and commercial bldgs give the old lower town a new sense of place, of neighbourhood, and liveability. Wonderful place to stay, stroll, eat, and daydream.
    Written October 2, 2022
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  • Jerry K
    Landstuhl, Germany1 contribution
    Quebec City is my favorite place in Canada. Unlike Toronto and other large English-speaking large cities, it has an old historic feel. The people are very friendly, and the shopping is great. There are a few free tours, and the history is amazing. The Ferry provides an amazing view of the old city. Levis is a nice small town to visit and stroll along the waterfront.
    Written December 2, 2022
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  • margara7
    Toronto, Canada106 contributions
    Plains of Abraham is a beautiful public park and a fantastic place to walk and enjoy nature. You could easily spend hours there and don't even know it. Moreover, this place is within walking distance from Old Quebec.
    Written October 23, 2022
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  • Joan M
    Calgary, Canada51 contributions
    Great tour for a great price! We learned a lot about La Citadelle and why and how it was built. Interesting that the British built it in case of an invasion of la ville de Quebec, but it was never used. Also toured the Musee Royal 22e Regiment. This is the museum of the Van Doos which is the nickname for the regiment. This nickname was given as the English regiments couldn't pronounce Vingt -deux ( 22nd regiment). Very good museum.
    Written November 14, 2022
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  • Mary V
    McKinleyville, CA817 contributions
    It was raining outside so our hotel receptionist recommended we spend the afternoon here. It was close so walking there was fine. We thoroughly enjoyed the varied exhibits - First Nation, Observation, and a strangely intriguing one about bodily functions. A great way to spend the afternoon - large museum. Nice gift shop as well. Clean building.
    Written October 31, 2022
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  • travelerhugh
    Belleville, IL85 contributions
    Staying near the Hotel de Ville (City Hall) provided opportunity to wander the nearby streets and visit the Citadel, city walls/gates, 2 cathedrals (the "British" Anglican; and Notre Dame "French" Roman Catholic), the overlook at Chateau Frontenac to view the river and lower town, and many historic markers, buildings, etc. It was helpful to stay at a hotel in this upper town and to know some of the history before visiting (we also took an introductory tour later during our visit) and its impact on Quebec's relationship with the rest of Canada
    Written October 11, 2022
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  • Harvey M
    6 contributions
    The visitor center is new since 2019 and architectural designed very well in preserving the historic context of the building. Make your reservations online the day before and it is free. We missed the lunch time for the Parliament restaurant which closes at 2pm but the menu looked good and the dining room setting was beautiful. Lots of history and great to see where the Quebec government is run.
    Written November 30, 2022
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  • Ivana75
    Mentor, OH148 contributions
    If you don’t like to climb a lot of steps or steep hill this is the best way to go back to uptown. They take only cash and it’s $4.00 per person. It’s fun short ride.
    Written November 8, 2022
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  • Lockie H
    Asheville, NC424 contributions
    Tips
    1. The coat check is free! They will also check bags. Bring a little tip money.

    2. On level two on the contemporary art pavilion, right above some of the art is a hidden reading nook! What a lovely space to sit and reflect on the art and read. There are beanbags for lounging!

    3. The museum allows in-and-out privileges, so you can spend the morning here, and then go to lunch or take a walk, and then come back and finish the rest of the museum in the afternoon.

    4. There is a wonderful café, but if you find the menu limiting, you are only a five minute walk from Rue Cartier, with tons of restaurants and shops.

    5. There are four main pavilions, and one of them is closed to the public, but there is still plenty of art in the other three! Don’t neglect to visit all of the pavilions. Some of them host contemporary art while others host historical art. Of course, there are visiting exhibitions as well.

    6. The architecture of the contemporary art pavilion is Instagram worthy! Walking up the beautiful white staircases, you are greeted with glass (and views!) as you ascend.

    7. Photo opps! There is access to a rooftop terrace in the contemporary pavilion as well. Beautiful photo opp. Also, since the top of the contemporary pavilion is glass, there’s a wonderful photo opportunity of looking down at the street, the Grand Allee, below.

    8. If you are visiting before January 8, 2023:
    Be sure to see the Inuit Universe exhibition featuring Manasie Akpaliapik. There’s also a very moving exhibit about sanatoriums, and the '350 years of art practices in Quebec' is not to be missed as well. These all end in early January.

    9. If you miss the visiting Inuit art exhibition, there is a permanent exhibition in the contemporary pavilion as well on the third floor.
    Written October 18, 2022
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  • Lockie H
    Asheville, NC424 contributions
    The governors promenade passes some beautiful areas. In some areas it is flat and wide, and in some other areas there are staircases to continue the journey. It stretches all the way to the Plains of Abraham in one direction and all the way to the port (and Dufferin Terrace) in the other direction. On the side that’s facing the port, it’s ripe with photo opportunities. Lots of little benches are scattered around so you can take a rest. Absolutely worth going!
    Written October 24, 2022
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