COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Quebec
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.

Quebec Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Quebec

Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
3 out of 5
1225 Cours du General de Montcalm, Quebec, QC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$165 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
Located in Centre-Ville, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Battlefields Park, Parliament Building and Quebec City Convention Center. Quebec City Town ...
3.9/5Good! (3,766 reviews)
"I liked because it's downtown"

Reviewed on 17 Jun. 2021

Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville
Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville
4 out of 5
775 Honoré-Mercier Ave, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$193 per night from 24 Jun. to 24 Jun.
This family-friendly Quebec hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 5-minute walk of Le Capitole and Quebec City Convention Center. Quebec City ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,414 reviews)
"Good staff but not clean room"

Reviewed on 6 Jun. 2021

Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville
Entourage sur-le-Lac
Entourage sur-le-Lac
4 out of 5
99 Chemin du Tour-du-Lac, Lac Beauport, QC
The price is AU$248 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
Located in Lac Beauport, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course, 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Pourvoirie du Lac Beauport, and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Le Relais. ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,251 reviews)
"A great Resort to stay at. many activities, the restaurant was good, good wine selection, kids friendly, spacious gym and great views. I'll stay here again"

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2021

Entourage sur-le-Lac
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.
Luxury and Comfort in the City Center!
Luxury and Comfort in the City Center!
Quebec, QC
The price is AU$155 per night from 5 Jul. to 5 Jul.
Located in Saint-Roch, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Le Lieu and Le Capitole. Quebec City Town Hall and Quebec City Convention Center ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"Cool look. A bit noisy. Nice stay !"

Reviewed on 30 May 2021

Luxury and Comfort in the City Center!
Les Lofts St-Roch by Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
Les Lofts St-Roch by Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
4 out of 5
781 rue st-joseph est, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$198 per night from 22 Jun. to 22 Jun.
Located in Saint-Roch, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Le Lieu and Le Capitole. Quebec City Town Hall and Quebec City Convention Center ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (60 reviews)
"3rd or 4th time in one of multiples location of the loft in Québec City, always a great expérience!"

Reviewed on 13 Sep. 2020

Les Lofts St-Roch by Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
Le Chalet St-Joseph
Le Chalet St-Joseph
3.5 out of 5
567 Rue Saint Joseph, Saint-Raymond, QC
The price is AU$401 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
Situated on the riverwalk, this chalet is 29.5 mi (47.5 km) from Village Vacances Valcartier.
4/5Very Good! (10 reviews)
"Tout était parfait sauf le matelas de la chambre était vraiment inconfortable, c’est la seule chose négative que j’ai à dire"

Reviewed on 20 Oct. 2020

Le Chalet St-Joseph
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.

Popular places to visit in Quebec

Top activities in Quebec

Cities near Quebec