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Quebec City for free

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Quebec City for free
Quebec City, 400 years old, is best seen by walking, one of many free activities for travelers in and around the historic city.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Old Quebec
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Old Quebec

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... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Terrasse Dufferin
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Terrasse Dufferin

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... More

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

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Musee National des Beaux Arts
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Musee National des Beaux Arts

This art museum emphasizes works by artists native to Quebec but also includes touring international exhibitions.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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La Promenade Samuel-De Champlain
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La Promenade Samuel-De Champlain

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.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site
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Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site

The only walled city in Canada, Quebec City still is home to a variety of old forts and military structures.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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