Québec City

Fairytale charm
Québec City, Québec
Québec City is music in the streets, serious sidewalk café time and easy access to the wilderness. Stroll around the walled city’s fortress ramparts or bike the banks of the St. Lawrence.

Ride through cobblestone streets in a horse-drawn carriage. Stroll atop stone ramparts and medieval gateways encircling this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sip European ambience at sidewalk cafes listening to French chatter. Visit the Musée de la civilisation in the Old Port which incorporates ancient walls and artifacts unearthed during construction.

Board a ferry to see the historic fortress of Québec on the bluff rising above the St. Lawrence River. Take in historical and modern art at the Musée national des beaux-arts. Shop in fashion-savvy boutiques. Hear world music and jazz and admire street art at Québec City’s Summer Festival.

Bicycle the paths following the banks of the St. Lawrence River. Daytrip to Ile d’Orleans to visit a chocolate factory, cheese dairy, cider house and sugar shacks. See Montmorency Falls from a cable car. Go fishing or watch for bear and moose in the woods less than an hour from downtown.

Ride the scenic roller coaster gourmet route through the Charlevoix. Take in the arts and local cuisine in Baie Saint-Paul and whale-watch at Tadoussac. See thousands of white snow geese on a trail through Cape Tourmente. Meet friendly folks and savor legendary wild blueberries in the Saquenay–Lac-St-Jean region.