The capital and heart of the French Quebec region, Quebec City’s streets ooze European-inspired charm. The oldest city in Canada, hundreds of years of history are laid bare in its beautiful age-old architecture and narrow, cobbled streets, lending a distinctly Old World feel to this French-speaking city.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985, the picturesque Old Town is eminently walkable with quaint little streets bursting with lovely shops, cafes and restaurants, whilst the impressive, fortified walls surrounding it afford mesmerising views. Indeed, Quebec City is a gloriously photogenic place, thanks to its elevated position on the Cap Diamant cliff overlooking the St. Lawrence river. Take a stroll along Dufferin Terrace, close to one of Quebec City’s most famous landmarks, Château Frontenac, for memorable views across the river and the chic promenade that runs along its side. Delve deeper into the city’s fascinating history at the Musée de la Civilisation and The Battlefields Park, marvel at the beautifully intricate paintings and sculptures of the Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Québec, and gaze at the grandiose interior of the iconic Hôtel de Ville - a myriad of impressive attractions ensure any itinerary is bursting with interest. Outside of the city, nearby Jacques Cartier National Park is paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, pretty Île d'Orléans can take you back in time, and there’s fun for all the family at Eastern Canada’s largest theme park, and home to North America’s only ice hotel, Village Vacances Valcartier.
Visitors to this delightful city should not leave without trying some of the traditional Quebec cuisine, rich in French-influenced history and flavour. The most famous of regional dishes, Poutine, is sure to leave an impression in all its gooey, comfort food splendour!