Free Things to Do in Quebec City

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in Quebec City

Best Free Things to Do in Quebec City

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  • Margaret L
    Brisbane, Australia319 contributions
    Absolutely fascinating! Wander along the cobblestone streets and take in some window shopping- or if you want, buy beautiful gifts and artwork. Amazing photo opportunities with the Chateau Frontenac imposing up ahead. Absolutely stunning! To save your legs, catch the furnicular up to the top ($5 cash only)
    Written December 1, 2023
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  • Jules
    Coffs Harbour, Australia12 contributions
    Such a beautiful area to visit! The funicular lines were long so we walked up to the castle from here.
    The small shops were excellent- try the fudge shop 🥰
    Written October 17, 2023
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  • TERRAvelista
    London, UK17,535 contributions
    A great place to relax in the sun or in the shade with great views over the water and the Lower town. You can take the funicular from here (right near the statue, located in the glass house) to reach the Lower town, or you can wall all the way to the Citadel (the entrance is on the opposite site though, if you want to visit it). Lots of information about the origins of the terrace and several musicians to entertain you.

    A very romantic place, if you like history and it reminds me of so many historic European cities.

    To one side, there are several hotels, some older than others, with probably bird eye view over this whole location.
    Written October 29, 2023
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  • TERRAvelista
    London, UK17,535 contributions
    Gorgeous cathedral and free to access (unlike Notre Dame in Montreal where there is an entry fee of 18 CAD) with the lines you normally find in more northern European cathedrals as opposed of the Portuguese or some Spanish cathedrals for example.

    I liked it's simplicity with only some golden adornments around the altar area besides the usual stained glass typically found here.

    Quiet, despite being located in the busy part of the old Quebec town and just beautiful.
    Written October 29, 2023
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  • TERRAvelista
    London, UK17,535 contributions
    To reach the lower town you either take the funicular from the Dufferin terrace for 5 CAD one way/per person (the entrance is located inside the glass square houses right near the statue - don't forget to press on the door to access this area) with the capacity of the funicular of max 6-8 people and going every minute, reaching the old town in 1 minute.

    The other option is to walk all the way here, if you have the energy, and immerse yourself in more touristic attractions with lots of over prices cake shops/ice cream shops/nougaterie or restaurants and fashion shops far detached from the French or European fashion though.

    Cobbled streets located near the water, the ferry not far from here, a gorgeous piazza with people watching as in the style you find in most of Med countries, if you are fortunate to be here on a sunny day.
    Written October 29, 2023
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  • TERRAvelista
    London, UK17,535 contributions
    Place Royale specifically is a square with cobbled streets located just off the small road that leads to the funicular, if you want to go to the Upper town: funicular costs 5 CAD one way per person.

    This square is full of history, romantic, no wonder is packed with people in the several restaurants in this area, if you come here on a warm day.

    Just gorgeous
    Written October 29, 2023
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  • George J
    1 contribution
    I love Quebec City! Short flight to experience French cuisine, cobble stone stone streets in one of the oldest cities in North America. And, these French speakers are actually Friendly! Let me not forget to mention the great exchange rate for our dollar.
    Written November 9, 2023
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia44,496 contributions
    The Plains Of Abraham is an important historical area. This is a battlefields park, quite large in size. Its history goes a long way back to the early days of Canada's beginnings. There are museums and many activities that take place here. It is definitely worth visiting and learning so much about the country's French and British past.
    Written October 20, 2023
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia44,496 contributions
    The Parliament in Quebec was built in the second half of the 19th century in the architectural style of the Second Empire. The Louvre in Paris was the inspiration for its design. It is an amazing building. It's quite beautiful both inside as well as outside. After going through a brief security check by some very friendly staff we were free to walk around in most areas of the building and enjoyed our time there.
    Written October 20, 2023
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  • TERRAvelista
    London, UK17,535 contributions
    The promenade takes you from Dufferin terrace all the way to the back of the Citadel. It is a long walk, so make sure you have comfortable shoes. I liked that is full of wildlife: we saw many birds, squirrels and even a small snake.

    Well maintained, is bears the name of the 'gouverneurs' who used to have their walk here.

    Great views over the water and Lower town in the distance.
    Written October 29, 2023
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia44,496 contributions
    Quebec is the only walled city in Canada. There are extensive fortifications around the city and it is quite an experience walking around them. There is much evidence of Canada's history and culture all around.
    Written October 22, 2023
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  • Moe_Ipak
    United States375 contributions
    Wonderful place to walk. We hiked down and enjoyed the sunset here. Wasn't crowded at all and had a nice evening.
    Written July 21, 2023
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia44,496 contributions
    The Old Port is a picturesque part of Quebec. It is a really lovely area in which to take a stroll and just enjoy yourself. There are all types of shops, from restaurants and bars to gift shops and everything else you would wish for. And there is the river and the boats and the beautiful scenery. You wouldn't want to miss it.
    Written October 22, 2023
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia44,496 contributions
    When we first read about the "Breakneck Steps" we were a bit concerned about how we would tackle this particular problem.... However when we actually got there it was a relief to discover it is all a bit of a myth, more likely a tourist attraction! The steps are not really that steep and not that many. It's quite easy going down or up. Going down the steps is the way to the Lower Town, the older Quebec. A very beautiful part of the city and very picturesque. Not to be missed!
    Written October 23, 2023
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia44,496 contributions
    St. Louis Gate (Porte St. Louis) is one of several gates in Quebec which still has well preserved fortifications. Walking through the gate and around the fortifications is a good way of finding out more about the city.
    Written October 23, 2023
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