Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Québec City

Le Château Frontenac

Reputedly the world's most photographed hotel, this audaciously elegant structure was built in 1893 by the Canadian Pacific Railway as part of its chain of luxury hotels. Its fabulous turrets, winding hallways and i…
Top Choice Museum in Québec City

Musée de la Civilisation

This museum wows you even before you’ve clapped your eyes on the exhibitions. It is a fascinating mix of modern design that incorporates pre-existing buildings with contemporary architecture. The permanent exhibits,…
Museum in Québec City

Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec

Carve out at least half a day to visit this excellent art museum, one of the province's best. Permanent exhibitions range from art in the early French colonies to Québec’s abstract artists, with individual halls dev…
Historic Site in Québec City

Battlefields Park

One of Québec City’s must-sees, this verdant clifftop park contains the Plains of Abraham, site of the infamous 1759 battle between British General James Wolfe and French General Louis-Joseph Montcalm that determine…
Fort in Québec City

La Citadelle

Covering 2.3 sq km, North America's largest fort was begun by the French in the 1750s and completed by the British in 1850, intended to defend against an American invasion that never came. A one-hour guided tour tak…
Park in Québec City

Terrasse Dufferin

Perched on a clifftop 60m above the St Lawrence River, this 425m-long boardwalk is a marvelous setting for a stroll, with spectacular, sweeping views. In summer it’s peppered with street performers; in winter it hos…
Area in Québec City

St-Jean-Baptiste

Strolling along Rue St-Jean is a great way to feel the pulse of this bohemian area. The first thing that strikes you, once you've recovered from crossing busy Ave Honoré Mercier, is the area's down-to-earth ambience…
Historic Building in Québec City

Hôtel du Parlement

Home to Québec's Provincial Legislature, the Parliament building is a Second Empire structure completed in 1886. Free 30-minute tours, offered in English and French year-round, get you into the National Assembly Cha…
Museum in Québec City

Musée des Ursulines

Housed in a historic convent, this thoughtful, well-laid-out and wheelchair-accessible museum tells the fascinating story of the Ursuline nuns’ lives and their influence in the 17th and 18th centuries. The sisters e…
Area in Québec City

St-Roch

Traditionally a working-class district for factory and naval workers, St-Roch has been slowly gentrifying. On the main artery, Rue St-Joseph, spiffy new restaurants and bars have sprung up among the junk shops and s…