Around Québec City attractions

Wildlife Reserve in Around Québec City

Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area

This bird sanctuary is home to 700 species, including the flocks of snow geese that migrate to its wetlands in spring and autumn. It's beyond the villages of St Joachim and Cap Tourmente, signposted along Rte 138 fr…
Park in Around Québec City

Parc de la Jacques-Cartier

This 600-sq-km wilderness park, just off Rte 175 about 40km from Québec City, is ideal for a quick escape. Travel less than an hour from the city, and you can be hiking or cycling along trails, or canoeing along Riv…
Park in Around Québec City

Parc de la Chute Montmorency

This waterfall is right by the Taschereau Bridge on the way to Île d’Orléans and is worth a stop if you’re in the area. It’s 83m high, topping Niagara Falls by about 30m, though it’s not nearly as wide. What’s cool …
Waterfall in Around Québec City

Jean Larose Waterfalls

In the summertime, a popular activity is hiking to the 74m-high Jean Larose Waterfalls. You can walk around and across them via a series of steps, ledges and bridges. Though busy, this is a pleasant spot – it’s less…
Historic Building in Île d’Orléans

Maison Drouin

This old house was built in 1730 and is one of the most fascinating stops on the island as it was never modernized (ie no electricity or running water) even though it was inhabited until 1984. Guides in period dress…
Winery in Île d’Orléans

Le Vignoble Isle de Bacchus

A tour and tasting here should be on your agenda, and there's a gîte (B&B) if you can't drag yourself away from the red, white and rosé. Call ahead if visiting in the off season.
Gallery in Île d’Orléans

La Forge à Pique-Assaut

Artisan blacksmith Guy makes star railings and decorative objects at this économusée (workshop). There's a store attached.
Historic Site in Wendake

Onhoüa Chetek8e

Wendake's major attraction is this reconstructed Huron village (the ‘letter’ 8 in Huron is pronounced ‘oua’ like the ‘wh’ in ‘what’). Entry to the village is by a 45-minute tour. The tour guides are excellent (one i…
Church in Ste Anne de Beaupré

Basilique Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré

The village of Ste Anne de Beaupré is known for the Goliath-sized Basilique Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré and its role as a shrine. Churches were built at this location since the mid-1600s but were frequently destroyed by fir…
Amusement Park in St Gabriel de Valcartier

Village Vacances

Announced by the 'pirate's den' slide overshadowing the packed car park, Village Vacances is a water city that looms above the village like Jabba the Hutt next to Princess Leia. With 11 sections, each with slides, w…