Holidays in Old Port Quebec City

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Museums, restaurants and a fresh food market fill the Old Port Québec, once a hub for shipping and immigration.

Old Port Québec has been a busy hub since the 19th century. Then it was for ship building, when timber was sent here, stored and then sent away again as a vessel. Today it’s tourists and locals who frequent the historic port. Lining the river are beautiful old buildings filled with restaurants and a regular market selling locally sourced produce.

Explore the wharves and imagine what life was like here 200 years ago. Settlers arrived via the St. Lawrence River and were sent to the old Customs House. The attractive two-storey building still stands now.

Move away from the river promenade and a few streets inland to the Gare du Palais. This amazing transport hub looks like a castle, with turrets and arches outside and soaring ceilings inside.

The Old Port of Québec Interpretation Centre is a hands-on exhibition about shipbuilding and lumber trade at the port. Actors dressed in period costumes and interactive presentations are a fun way to learn about the past. Climb to the observation platform for panoramic views. Look for landmark buildings in the Old City, across the St. Lawrence River and up at the Laurentian Mountains.

Visit the Naval Museum of Québec to learn about the role of the St. Lawrence River, both during wars and times of peace. Marine artefacts, paintings, historic photographs and models of ancient vessels are on display.

The produce market has fruit, vegetables and flowers, all grown locally. Maple-based products are a Canadian specialty and there are plenty to choose from. Try maple-flavoured popcorn, maple butter and high quality maple syrup. Buy cheese and breads and have lunch in the designated picnic area. Find opening hours and stall details on the Old Port Market (Marché du Vieux-Port) website.

Browse through antique shops on the Rue Saint-Paul, a street lined with galleries, cafés and good quality second-hand stores.

Reach the Old Port Québec by train or bus to the Gare du Palais. If you’re already in the centre of town, it’s an easy walk from the Place-Royale and Petit-Champlain. Drivers will find parking available for a fee along the river.

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Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
3 out of 5
1225 Cours du General de Montcalm, Quebec, QC
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The price is AU$142 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Located in Centre-Ville, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Quebec City Convention Center and Citadelle of Quebec. Quebec City Town Hall and Quebec Cruise ...
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"It' perfect location in Old Quebec."

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2021

Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
4.5 out of 5
1 rue des Carrieres, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$299 per night from 1 Dec. to 1 Dec.
Located in the city centre, this ski-in/ski-out hotel in Old Quebec is within a 10-minute walk of Quebec City Town Hall and Quebec Cruise Terminal, and close ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,895 reviews)
"The Chateau is an iconic hotel in Quebec City. Beautiful Christmas decorations comfy room, personnel was really helpful. Helped me make this stay a wonderful gift for mY parents 50 th wedding anniversary"

Reviewed on 27 Nov. 2021

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Hotel Port Royal
Hotel Port Royal
4 out of 5
144, rue Saint-Pierre, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$187 per night from 30 Nov. to 30 Nov.
Located in Old Quebec, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Old Port Quebec City and Place Royale. Quebec City Town Hall and Quebec City Convention ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,411 reviews)
"Love the location."

Reviewed on 26 Nov. 2021

Hotel Port Royal
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Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
3 out of 5
1225 Cours du General de Montcalm, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$142 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
4.5 out of 5
1 rue des Carrieres, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$299 per night from 1 Dec. to 1 Dec.
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Hotel Port Royal
Hotel Port Royal
4 out of 5
144, rue Saint-Pierre, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$187 per night from 30 Nov. to 30 Nov.
Hotel Port Royal
Hôtel Palace Royal
Hôtel Palace Royal
4 out of 5
775 Honoré-Mercier Ave, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$203 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Hôtel Palace Royal
Le Capitole Hôtel
Le Capitole Hôtel
5 out of 5
972, rue Saint-Jean, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$391 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Le Capitole Hôtel
Hotel 71 by Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Hotel 71 by Preferred Hotels & Resorts
4.5 out of 5
71, Saint-Pierre street, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$273 per night from 30 Nov. to 30 Nov.
Hotel 71 by Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Hotel Clarendon
Hotel Clarendon
3.5 out of 5
57 rue Sainte-Anne, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$195 per night from 30 Nov. to 30 Nov.
Hotel Clarendon
Auberge Saint-Antoine by Relais & Chateaux
Auberge Saint-Antoine by Relais & Chateaux
4.5 out of 5
8, rue Saint-Antoine, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$359 per night from 30 Nov. to 30 Nov.
Auberge Saint-Antoine by Relais & Chateaux
Auberge Saint-Pierre
Auberge Saint-Pierre
4 out of 5
79, rue St-Pierre, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$176 per night from 30 Nov. to 30 Nov.
Auberge Saint-Pierre
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