Québec City

Travel Guide
Parks Canada\'s Dufferin Terrace featuring landscape views, skyline and a city
The historic capital of Québec province has all the charm of a French city surrounded by the scenery and sports of the great outdoors that Canada is famous for.

The people of Québec City have a certain “joie de vivre” (lust for life) that goes hand-in-hand with their state’s motto, “je me souviens” (I remember). The historic port city in the eastern Canadian province of Québec is home to more than half a million people who celebrate their French heritage and long history. Enjoy great museums, an exciting restaurant scene, cliff-top parks and old squares.

Québec City is one of the oldest cities in North America. Founded by French explorer Samuel de Champlain in 1608 as a fur-trading outpost, today it lies along the banks of the St. Lawrence River. An influx of recent immigrants to the city has brought different cultures, languages and cuisines, but French is still the official language and Gallic traditions remain strong.

Explore the relatively compact city centre by bicycle or on foot. Many attractions lie within Old Québec (Vieux Québec) or within easy reach of the Old Port Québec. The charming Old Québec is divided into an Upper and a Lower town.

Start in the picturesque Petit-Champlain in the Lower Town. The oldest commercial district in North America, it has boutique shops and markets selling fresh produce. Stop by the Place-Royale to admire the 17th-century Church Notre-Dame-des-Victoires.

From Rue de Petit-Champlain, it’s a short trip on the cable railway to the Upper Town. Walk along the cliff-top Dufferin Terrace to look out across the river and then stroll through nearby Battlefields Park. Here you can jog in summer and cross-country ski in winter.

See a more modern side of Québec City in the fashionable Saint-Roch neighbourhood. The artistic hub has fun bars and interesting galleries.

It’s a short trip out of town to Montmorency Falls, a spectacular sight at any time of the year. Come in winter when the water freezes over.

Canada is revered for its stunning wilderness and the area surrounding Québec City is no exception. Fly into the Aéroport International Jean-Lesage for convenient access to the historic city on one side and some of Canada’s most incredible scenery on the other.

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Where to stay in Québec City

Hôtel Plaza Québec
Hôtel Plaza Québec
4 out of 5
3031 boulevard Laurier, Québec City, QC, G1V 2M2
The price is AU$203 per night from 6 Sep. to 7 Sep.
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Québec City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,615 reviews)
"Amazing hotel newly upgraded."

Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2022

Hôtel Plaza Québec
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
3 out of 5
1225 Cours du General de Montcalm, Québec City, QC, G1R4W6
The price is AU$254 per night from 31 Aug. to 1 Sep.
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Québec City. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and 2 hot tubs. Our guests praise the restaurant and the clean rooms ...
3.9/5 Good! (4,247 reviews)
"the elevator was alot of fun!"

Reviewed on 11 Aug. 2022

Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Le Bonne Entente
Le Bonne Entente
4.5 out of 5
3400 chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec City, QC, G1X1S6
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$234 per night from 4 Sep. to 5 Sep.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Québec City. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,009 reviews)
"I was supposed to receive a 20 dollar food beverage credit per stay and didnt receive it. Housekeeping was useless and when i asked for assistance with fixing the bed and the sheets were not fitted properly housekeeping came to the door and advised they wiuld be back in a minute and never did come ..."

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2022

Le Bonne Entente
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Les Lofts Dorchester - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
Les Lofts Dorchester - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
4 out of 5
300 Boulevard Charest E, Québec, QC G1K, Québec City, QC, G1K 6B1
The price is AU$272 per night from 5 Sep. to 6 Sep.
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Québec City. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Old Port Quebec City and Quebec City ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (146 reviews)
"Lot's of space and easy to check in. When i needed some assistance, someone live answered the phone and helped me out. All in all a good stay!"

Reviewed on 11 Aug. 2022

Les Lofts Dorchester - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
La Maison Kent – Par les Lofts
La Maison Kent – Par les Lofts
3 out of 5
25 rue St-Louis, Québec City, QC, G1R4N3
The price is AU$344 per night from 5 Sep. to 6 Sep.
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Québec City. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities and a flat-screen TV. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (212 reviews)
"Difficult to open lock box - very stuck buttons. Check in instructions confusing -evidenced by new guests all asking same “how do we get in” questions of those leaving the Maison Kent"

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2022

La Maison Kent – Par les Lofts
Les Lofts St-Pierre - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
Les Lofts St-Pierre - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
4 out of 5
116 rue St-Pierre, Québec City, QC, G1K 4A7
The price is AU$428 per night from 5 Sep. to 6 Sep.
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Québec City. Enjoy free WiFi, an in-room DVD player and a flat-screen TV. Our guests praise the bathrooms and the property condition ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (374 reviews)
"Cool place and near the old town."

Reviewed on 9 Aug. 2022

Les Lofts St-Pierre - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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