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Things to do in Quebec City

 

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Ranked #1 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Historic Sites; Neighborhoods

Historic part of Quebec City, which was founded in 1608.  The upper part, referred to as 'Upper Town' (Haute-ville) is walled with ramparts and makes Québec the only remaining... more »

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Ranked #2 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Neighborhoods; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence.
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Ranked #3 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Dating back to the mid-17th century, this historic neighborhood is the oldest commercial district in North America.
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Ranked #4 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
Owner description: This elevated area offers panoramic views of Old Quebec and the St. Lawrence River. Winter adrenalin junkies line up by the... more » Owner description: This elevated area offers panoramic views of Old Quebec and the St. Lawrence River. Winter adrenalin junkies line up by the thousands at Les Glissades de la Terrasse to experience the rush of zooming downhill from 270 feet high (82 meters) in a toboggan speeding up to 60 mph (90 kilometers per hour) to the bottom 500 feet (152 meters) away. Located on the Dufferin Terrace overlooking the St. Lawrence River behind Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, the ride is open from mid-December through late March. « less
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Ranked #5 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Neighborhoods
The hilly section of the city known as Upper Town developed later than the original settlement it overlooks.
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Ranked #6 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
This famous town plaza is the heart of historic Lower Town and has been an important social center since the city's founding.
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Ranked #7 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Historic Sites; Libraries
Owner description: Come visit the Morrin Centre, Quebec City's best-kept secret! Built over 200 years ago as the city's first prison, it now... more » Owner description: Come visit the Morrin Centre, Quebec City's best-kept secret! Built over 200 years ago as the city's first prison, it now houses one of the world's most beautiful libraries. This national historic site is yours to discover. Walk through foreboding jail cells and browse the books in the charming Victorian library. We also offer various productions, concerts, readings and lectures, many in English. Consider renting the Centre as the perfect place to hold your events. « less
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Ranked #8 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Waterfalls; Parks; State Parks
Owner description: These 275-foot falls on the Montmorency River tower higher than even the legendary Niagara Falls.The 2013 season promises to... more » Owner description: These 275-foot falls on the Montmorency River tower higher than even the legendary Niagara Falls.The 2013 season promises to be exhilarating for people who will visit Parc de la Chute-Montmorency – Montmorency Falls, the second most visited site of the provincial capital after Old Quebec. The highlight of all the new summer activities is certainly the opening of two via ferrata routes built in the Boischatel fault near the waterfalls. Via ferrata – this is italien for “iron roads”, is an activity accessible to everyone over 12 years old that combines hiking and rock climbing. The two paths are built on the rockface on the eastern side of the waterfall. The less adventurous will also be able to get stunning views of the 83-meter high waterfall aboard the cable car which now runs with sparkling new cabins. History buffs will be glad to know that guided tours are now offered each weekend in the company of Sir Frederick Haldimand, who served as Governor of Quebec from 1778 to 1786 and Mathilde Robin, best known as the Lady in White, who lost her fiancé during the Montmorency Battle in 1759. Guided tours are offered in French or English until Labour Day weekend. « less
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Ranked #9 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Neighborhoods
This once bustling port now serves as a nostalgic reminder of Lower Town's history.
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Ranked #10 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Parks
Owner description: Bike or walk the Samuel-De Champlain Promenade, a large park on the bank of the St. Lawrence River. The park stretches nearly... more » Owner description: Bike or walk the Samuel-De Champlain Promenade, a large park on the bank of the St. Lawrence River. The park stretches nearly 1.5 Miles (2.5 Kilometers ) from the Cageux Wharf to the Sillery coastline. This landscaped park is a gift from the provincial government to Quebec City for its 400th anniversary. « less
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Ranked #11 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Historic Sites; Parks

The Plains of Abraham Park is located in downtown Quebec City.  It runs parallel with Grande Allee Street on one side and the St. Lawrence Seaway on the other.  The park is large... more »

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Ranked #12 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
Owner description: This famous 17th-century cathedral has been restored several times but still provides visitors with an ambiance of centuries... more » Owner description: This famous 17th-century cathedral has been restored several times but still provides visitors with an ambiance of centuries past. « less
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Ranked #13 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Chill out at the Hotel de Glace, the only ice hotel in North America, open January to March. It's made entirely of ice and... more » Owner description: Chill out at the Hotel de Glace, the only ice hotel in North America, open January to March. It's made entirely of ice and snow. Explore the architectural marvel and its many rooms: Great Hall, chapel, ice slide and Ice Bar. « less
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Ranked #14 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
This steep stairway connects Lower Town with the Terrasse Dufferin.
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Ranked #15 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Government Buildings
The meeting place of Quebec's National Assembly, this building is an impressive architectural landmark.
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Ranked #16 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Citadelle, National Historic Site, is located on Cape Diamant. The star-shaped layout is characteristic of Vauban... more » Owner description: The Citadelle, National Historic Site, is located on Cape Diamant. The star-shaped layout is characteristic of Vauban fortifications. Construction began in 1820 and ended in 1850. Its walls enclose 300 years of military history in Quebec City spanning the French, British and Canadian periods. The Citadelle is an active military garrison. Guided tours of the site and the Royal 22e Regiment Museum, open year-round. Ceremony and changing of the Guard in summer. Night tours in summer and fall season. A new museum to discover, in 2014! *Please note that we answer only in english or in french to the comments. Thank you. « less
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Ranked #17 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Museums
Owner description: This museum is characterized by its innovative and daring outlook. It defines itself as a seat of knowledge and ideas, a... more » Owner description: This museum is characterized by its innovative and daring outlook. It defines itself as a seat of knowledge and ideas, a museum endowed with valuable collections, an education centre and a living memory. It is located in the region's capital, Quebec City, in the heart of an historic district and close to Place Royale.Schedule and Fees available on our Web Site « less
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Ranked #18 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
This elevated walkway provides wonderful views of the city and the St. Lawrence River.
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Ranked #19 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: History Museums; Art Museums
This art museum emphasizes works by artists native to Quebec but also includes touring international exhibitions.
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Ranked #20 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Parks; Historic Sites; Battlefields
This bucolic park includes the Plains of Abraham, where the decisive battle that led to British control of Quebec took place.
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Ranked #21 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Ferries/ Boats
Owner description: One of Quebec’s best-kept secrets is the ferry ride to the town of Levis (directly across the St. Lawrence River) and the... more » Owner description: One of Quebec’s best-kept secrets is the ferry ride to the town of Levis (directly across the St. Lawrence River) and the spectacular view of the city. Located at the heart of Old Québec, the roundtrip takes about 45 minutes. Daily year-round 6 a.m.-2:20 a.m. « less
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Ranked #22 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: Located in the Plains of Abraham, this statue of the French martyr is a tribute to the soldiers who died in the historic... more » Owner description: Located in the Plains of Abraham, this statue of the French martyr is a tribute to the soldiers who died in the historic battle between the French and British that occurred here in 1759. « less
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Ranked #23 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers
Owner description: Located on the 31st (and top) floor of the Marie-Guyart Building, the Observatory is the highest point in Québec City,... more » Owner description: Located on the 31st (and top) floor of the Marie-Guyart Building, the Observatory is the highest point in Québec City, offering a spectacular 360 degree view. It offers a new multimedia interpretation display that takes visitors on a fantastic journey through time. State-of-the-art technology in the form of interactive touch screen terminals, soundscapes, and 3D images takes travelers back through Québec City’s rich past. « less
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Ranked #24 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Concerts
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Ranked #25 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #26 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Historic Sites
The only walled city in Canada, Quebec City still is home to a variety of old forts and military structures.
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Ranked #27 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: History Museums
This unusual museum pays a historical tribute to the deeds of Ursuline nuns in Quebec.
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Ranked #28 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Parks
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Ranked #29 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Performances
A glitzy multimedia show on the history of the city.
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Ranked #30 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Category: Museums
Owner description: A creative chocolate shop and an informative small chocolate museum where visitors can learn about the history of chocolate.... more » Owner description: A creative chocolate shop and an informative small chocolate museum where visitors can learn about the history of chocolate. The Chocolate Museum is free, self guided and displays more than 200 artifacts and objects related to chocolate history. All the displays now have their English version. Two video are presented (Artisan Chocolate Making and the Industrial Chocolate Making Process (French), from the cocoa tree to the chocolate bar). Watch the chocolatiers at work through a window while you try one of our 10 renowned hot chocolates. In the boutique, the chocolate lovers will find a great variety of classic and audacious handmade chocolates (try the Biquette, a chocolate with goat cheese and Bartlett pear puree!). Indulge yourself with one of our chocolate pastries (chocolate brownies, cookies, cupcakes and decadent chocolate cake) and during the summer, let yourself be tempted by one of the 69 homemade ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogourt and tofu offered! Érico is located in the Faubourg Saint-Jean Baptiste, a convivial part of the city, outside the touristic old walls, that is worth the visit. « less
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