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3 days in Quebec City

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3 days in Quebec City
Quebec City is a centuries-old historic, yet vibrant, city filled with things to do from cultural to outdoor activities.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Musee de la Civilisation
Musee de la Civilisation

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.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Domaine de Maizerets
Domaine de Maizerets

Located on a popular bike path, this pretty park contains gardens, an arboretum and other historic buildings.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Loews Le Concorde
Loews Le Concorde

The finest and freshest ingredients prepared in true French style provide a dining experience that is uniquely Quebec. Located at the highest point in Quebec City, you’ll delight in the sweeping, panoramic views of this historic city. L’Astral slowly rotates, and in 1 ½ hours you’ll see it all, from the St. Lawrence River and the Plains of Abraham to the Joan of Arc Gardens.

Cost: $31 - $50
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Day 2
Montmorency Falls Park (Parc de la Chute-Montmorency)
Montmorency Falls Park (Parc de la Chute-Montmorency)

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... More

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

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Morrin Centre
Morrin Centre

Come visit the Morrin Cultural Centre, Quebec City's best-kept secret! Built over 200 years ago as one of the city's first jail, 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 events; including a Writers' Festival... More

Come visit the Morrin Cultural Centre, Quebec City's best-kept secret! Built over 200 years ago as one of the city's first jail, 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 events; including a Writers' Festival, concerts, readings and lectures. Consider renting the Centre as the perfect place to hold your events. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Old Quebec
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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Day 3
La Citadelle de Quebec
La Citadelle de Quebec

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... More

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. 2014: A new permanent exhibition "Je me souviens" "Je me souviens" relates the 100-year-long epic of the Royal 22e Regiment, the Canadian Forces' sole French-language regular force infantry regiment. Find out about the lives of the French-speaking soldiers who have served in its ranks, from 1914 to the missions in Afghanistan. Audiences will enjoy an interactive experience exploring the built heritage of the fortress and the regiment's history through interviews, video archives, and interactive maps of battles. November 11, 2015 to September 4, 2016 The military parachutist, commonly known as a PARA in the armed forces, is an extraordinary infantry soldier. The PARA exhibition is a journey through the history, qualities, traditions, training, and specific techniques of these seasoned warriors. Visitors will discover an exceptional set of badges, symbolic objects, and images from the collections and archives of Musée Royal 22e Régiment, private collections, and military institutions. This amazing showcase will help everyone learn about the history of Canadian parachuting and common symbols of paratroopers around the world. Visitors will get a more concrete vision during an immersive experience where they simulate getting ready to jump out of a Hercules airplane amid images, parachutes, and decor that create the perfect ambiance. This major public exhibition is sure to please both curious adults and the whole family. Skydiving fans can also leave their mark by entering their name and the number of jumps they've made on the "How many jumps have you made?" wall. A booklet of activities (riddles, observation, etc.) is available to the kids for free. Access to the temporary exhibition is included to the fees of the general admission of the Citadelle and the museum. Less

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Quartier Petit Champlain
Quartier Petit Champlain

Dating back to the 17th century, the Petit Champlain street is the oldest commercial artery in North America. Quartier Petit Champlain counts today more than 45 shops and restaurants.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Plains of Abraham
Plains of Abraham

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... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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