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Attractions, places to visit in Quebec City

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The chateau Frontenac 

1 Rue des Carrières, Québec, QC G1R

Overlooking St. Lawrence River, is an elegant beautiful and luxury hotel in the heart of Old Town Quebec. The hotel building was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada The Château Frontenac includes 610 guest rooms and suites.

Terrace Dufferin 

Rue des Carrières, Québec, QC G1R

Historical landmark in Quebec City.

Magnificent view of the St. Lawrence River and Château Frontenac, as well as live entertainment in the summer and a toboggan run in the winter

Sightseeing Cruise 


Explore Quebec City from the river and set sail for a must-do activity: a guided cruise on the Saint Lawrence River! Sail from Old Quebec to Montmorency Falls, passing by Île d’Orléans, and enjoy stunning views of the Château Frontenac.

Petit Champlain 

61 Rue du Petit Champlain, Québec, QC G1K 4H

With its many local shops and enchanting ambiance, this charming pedestrian street is sure to win you over. Known for its concentration of art galleries and fine bistros. Petit‑Champlain is known for its boutiques featuring everything from Québec-made boots and moccasins to sculptures, jewellery, and Québec terroir products. 

Observatoire de la Capitale 418-644-9841

1037 Rue de la Chevrotière, Québec, QC G1R 5E9

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. 

Plaines d'Abraham 


The Plains of Abraham is a historic area within the Battlefields Park in Quebec City. It was established on 17 March 1908. 

The land is the site of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, which took place on 13 September 1759. The park is today used by 4 million visitors and tourists annually for sports, relaxation, outdoor concerts, and festivals.

Museum of Civilization  418 - 643-2158

85 Rue Dalhousie, Québec, QC G1K 8R2

Magnificent exhibits of international calibre about Québec culture and history. Fascinating, entertaining and educational exhibits and activities held here explores a different historical or contemporary topic. A visitor-oriented museum with a participatory and interactive approach for stimulating wonderment and encouraging discovery.

Museum of Art        418 - 643-2150 

179 Grande Allée O, Québec, QC G1R 2H1

Located in National Battlefields Park, the museum is a complex of four buildings.The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec presents unparalleled collection of Québécois art, offering a vast panorama of Quebec’s art history from the 17th century to present day through a collection containing over 42,000 pieces. 

Montmorency Falls 418 704-8217 or 1 800 665-6527

9 miles northeast of Old Québec along the St. Lawrence River

Montmorency Falls is one of the most striking natural wonders in Québec City. Stretching upwards a spectacular 83 meters—30 meters higher than Niagara Falls—it attracts thousands of visitors each year. It is located at the top of the cliff, Manoir Montmorency houses an interpretation center, a gift shop, and a restaurant.

Mont Ste-Anne      418 - 827-4561

2000 Bd du Beau Pré, Beaupré, QC G0A 1E0

Mont Ste-Anne is a ski resort located in the town of Beaupré, Quebec, about 40 km northeast of Quebec City. The mountain is part of the Laurentian mountain chain and has a summit elevation of 800 m above sea level with a vertical drop of 625 m. Night skiing: Yes, 17 runs Number of trails: 71

Parliament -  (418) 643-7239

1045 Rue des Parlementaires, Québec, QC G1A 1A3

The Parliament Building of Quebec is an eight-floor structure and is home to the National Assembly of Quebec, in Quebec City. The Parliament Building was designed by architect Eugène-Étienne Taché in a Second Empire style and built between 1877 and 1886, in the heart of Quebec's Parliament Hill.

Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame 

16 Rue De Buade, Québec, QC G1R 4A1

It is the oldest church in Canada, designed by famous architect Jean Baillairgé with architectural Neoclassical style . It was the first church in Canada to be elevated to the rank of minor basilica, by Pope Pius IX in 1874. 

Phone: (418) 692-2533

Monastère des Ursulines   418 - 694-0694 

12 Rue Donnacona, Québec, QC G1R 3Y7

On August 1, 1639, three Ursuline nuns from France, including Marie de l’Incarnation, who spearheaded the missionary endeavour they had landed at Québec. The Ursulines opened the colony’s first school for young girls—at first a few Aboriginal girls, then students of French origin. Thirty years later, this school would be attended only by young girls.

The Citadelle of Québec   418 - 694-2800

Côte de la Citadelle, Québec, QC G1R 3R2

The Citadelle of Quebec, also known as La Citadelle, is an active military installation and the secondary official residence of both the Canadian monarch and the governor general of Canada. It is located atop Cap Diamant, adjoining the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City, Quebec.

Aquarium of Quebec   418 - 659-5264 

1675 Av. des Hôtels, Québec, QC G1W 4S3

Aquarium du Québec is a public aquarium located in the city of Sainte-Foy in Quebec City, The 16-hectare facility is home to more than 10,000 animals representing more than 300 species.Exhibits: The Arctic SectorPolar Bear Exhibit.
Notable animals: 
Taïga.       Closes 4 p.m

Artilary Park   1 888-773-8888

2 Rue D'Auteuil, Québec, QC G1R 5C2

Historical landmark in Quebec City.

This heritage building dating back to 1712 bears witness to more than 250 years of military occupation in Québec City. Former barracks, prison & foundry, open in summer for guided tours & battle reenactments.

Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine 

Located 20 minutes from Québec City, 40 east

For over 350 years, people of all ages have been gathering at this Shrine dedicated to Saint Anne, the grandmother of Jesus. Admire the glorious paintings, mosaics, stained-glass windows, stone and wooden sculptures, discover the extraordinary history of Saint Anne and the important role she played in the faith of our people. 

Île d'Orléans 

Is an island located in the Saint Lawrence River

Île d'Orléans was one of the first parts of the province to be colonized by the French, and a large percentage of French Canadians can trace ancestry to early residents of the island.  You’ll find plenty of gourmet stops on the island. Visit the vineyards, cider producers, chocolate shops, vinegar makers, and cheesemakers.

Morrin Centre 

44 Chau. des Écossais, Québec, QC G1R 4H3

The Morrin Centre is a cultural centre in the Old Quebec.
Built as a common jail, it was later converted into an English‑language institution of higher learning. Today, it houses a charming Victorian library.

Monastère des Augustines 

77 Rue des Remparts, Québec, QC G1R 0C3

The first hospital in New France. The first three Augustinian nuns arrived in Québec in 1639. Seeing God in each of their patients, they served them with compassion using the medications and treatments available at the time. the Augustinian nuns developed skills as apothecaries. They grew medicinal plants in their Hôtel-Dieu garden 

Village Vacances Valcartier / Ice Hotel 

 Located in the Jacques-Cartier River valley.

Village Vacances Valcartier is a gigantic complex that boasts a huge outdoor waterpark with 35 waterslides, 2 adventure rivers, and huge wavepool as well as an indoor, Bora, waterpark which has has 14 slides, including 2 extreme slides, a family pool with water toys, a surfing wave, and an adventure river. It is open year-round!

Ice Hotel 

2280 Bd Valcartier, Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, QC G0A 4S0 

The only ice hotel in North America opens every winter, from January to mid-March. Made entirely of snow and ice, this architectural marvel is a wonder to behold. Explore the beautiful Grand Hall, chapel, ice slide, rooms and suites, and finish your tour at the Ice Bar with a delicious cocktail served in a glass made of ice.

Jacques-Cartier National Park

103 Chem. du Parc National, Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, QC G3C 2T5

Jacques‑Cartier National Park, a vast and mountainous plateau crisscrossed by deep valleys and rivers, is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. There are a multitude of ways to experience the park and its lush surroundings. Hiking along the many trails, you may encounter beavers, deer, and even moose in their natural habitats.

Whale Watching Tours from Old Québec

Croisières AML  1-866-856-6668

There is a full-day Bus Excursion and Whale Watching Boat Tour from Old Québec at Fontaine de Tourny, in front of the parliament of Quebec. The bus takes you to  Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park where you will take a boat or Zodiak. The most common species in the St. Lawrence Estuary are minke whales, fin whales, humpback whales, blue whales.


575 Rue Chef Stanislas Koska, Wendake, QC G0A 4V0

The Huron-Wendat traditionally practiced an animist religion, in which humans, animals, plants, and even objects had souls. Humans had between two and five souls, some which would stay with the corpse after death, while others would move on to the Village of the Dead, the afterlife in the far west.

Strom Nordic Spa Thermal Experience 

515 Bd Champlain, Québec, QC G1K 0E4

Discover a complete relaxation experience at Strøm Nordic Spa, located only a few steps from Old Quebec City and the cruise terminal. Body treatments, Hand and foot treatment, Massotherapy, Gastronomy.

Canyon Sainte-Anne

206 route 138 est, Saint-Joachim, QC G0A 3X0

Open from May to October, Canyon Sainte-Anne is a spectacular, steep-sided gorge, carved by the Sainte-Anne-du-Nord River, 6 km east of Beaupré, Quebec, Canada. The river drops over a 74 m waterfall within the canyon. 


575 Rue Chef Stanislas Koska, Wendake, QC G0A 4V0

The Huron-Wendat traditionally practiced an animist religion, in which humans, animals, plants, and even objects had souls. Humans had between two and five souls, some which would stay with the corpse after death, while others would move on to the Village of the Dead, the afterlife in the far west.

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