Must-see attractions in Québec

  • October 18, 2017: Visitors seated on the grass around a lake in Mont Royal Park during autumn.

    Parc du Mont-Royal


    The charming, leafy expanse of Parc du Mont-Royal is charged for a wide range of outdoor activities. The wooded slopes and grassy meadows have stunning…

  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada - 18 May 2017: Sherbrooke Street West with the Facade of the Montreal Museum of Fine Art.
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    Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal


    Montréal’s Museum of Fine Arts is an accessible and beautifully updated oasis of art housed in architecturally striking buildings. A visit here is a must…

  • Notre Dame Basilica (Montreal, Canada).

    Basilique Notre-Dame

    Old Montréal

    Montréal's famous landmark, Notre Dame Basilica, is a 19th-century Gothic Revival masterpiece with spectacular craftsmanship – a visually pleasing, if…

  • May 28, 2017: St Joseph's Oratory on Mont Royal with a woman praying on steps.

    Oratoire St-Joseph


    The stunning Oratoire St-Joseph church built on the flanks of Mont-Royal commands grand views of the the Côte-des-Neiges area and northwest Montréal. The…

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    Jardin Botanique


    Montréal’s Jardin Botanique is the third-largest botanical garden in the world, after London’s Kew Gardens and Berlin’s Botanischer Garten.

  • Low-angle view of Chateau Frontenac.
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    Le Château Frontenac

    Québec City

    Reputedly the world's most photographed hotel, this audaciously elegant structure was opened in 1893 by the Canadian Pacific Railway as part of its chain…

  • Montreal, Canada. July 31, 2019 . Exterior of the basilica of Notre Dame in Quebec. Sunny day.

    Place d'Armes

    Old Montréal

    This open square is framed by some of the finest buildings in Old Montréal, including its oldest bank, first skyscraper and Basilique Notre-Dame. The…

  • The Old Port of Montreal on a sunny day.
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    Old Port

    Old Montréal

    Montréal's Old Port has morphed into a park and fun zone paralleling the mighty St Lawrence River for 2.5km and punctuated by four grand quais (quays)…

  • Battlefields Park

    Québec City

    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…

  • Lachine, Montrel, Canada. July 2021. Man kayaking in the Lachine canal water scenic view of environmental friendly suburbia rich in green trees
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    Canal de Lachine


    A perfect marriage of urban infrastructure and green civic planning: a 14km-long cycling and pedestrian pathway, with picnic areas and outdoor spaces…

  • September 7, 2018: Exterior of the Musee de la civilisation de Quebec (Museum of Civilization) near the Saint Lawrence River.
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    Musée de la Civilisation

    Québec City

    This world-class museum wows even before you’ve clapped your eyes on the exhibits. It is a fascinating mix of modern design that incorporates preexisting…

  • September 29, 2018: Inside the Jean-Talon Market in Montreal.
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    Marché Jean-Talon


    The pride of Little Italy, this huge covered market is Montréal’s most diverse. Many chefs buy ingredients for their menus here or in the specialty food…

  • La Fontaine Park in Montréal was the perfect place to take a break after a few long days of cycling.

    Parc La Fontaine


    At 34 hectares, this great verdant municipal park is the city’s third largest, after Parc du Mont-Royal and Parc Maisonneuve. In the warmer months weary…

  • Terrasse Dufferin

    Québec City

    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…

  • Marché Atwater


    Just off the Canal de Lachine, this fantastic market has a mouthwatering assortment of fresh produce from local farms (some promoting sustainability),…

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Montreal, QC/Canada - 6/26/2020: a combination of old and modern architecture at the same scene, the historical building of McCord museum with a background of a modern building of McGill University.

    Musée McCord


    With hardly an inch to spare in its cramped but welcoming galleries, the McCord Museum of Canadian History houses thousands of artifacts and documents…

  • Montreal: People walking on Saint Denis street in Montreal's Plateau Mont Royal in Quebec region
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    Rue St-Denis


    The backbone of Montréal’s francophone shopping district, Rue St-Denis is lined with hat and garment shops, uberhip record stores and terrace cafes…

  • Le Monastère des Augustines

    Québec City

    On no account should you miss this museum, which traces the history of the order of Augustinian nuns who founded Québec’s first hospital, the Hôtel-Dieu,…

  • Parc de la Chute-Montmorency


    The main draw at this national park 15km northeast of Québec City is the 83m-high Montmorency Falls. Entrance to the park is free, but parking ($7.25 to …

  • Abbaye St-Benoît-du-Lac

    Eastern Townships

    Sitting on the western shore of Lac Memphrémagog, about 12km south of Magog, this complex is a striking blend of traditional and modern architecture,…

  • Parc National du Mont-Tremblant

    The Laurentians

    Opened 125 years ago, this wild, wooded national park covers more than 1500 sq km of gorgeous Laurentian lakes, rivers, hills and woods. You’ll find…

  • Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area


    This wildlife sanctuary is home to more than 180 bird species, including the flocks of snow geese that migrate to its wetlands in spring and autumn. It's…

  • July 3: Aerial of the Montreal cityscape, including the Biosphere geodesic dome and Jacques Cartier bridge.
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    At this captivating exhibit you can amble through a rainforest, explore Antarctic islands, view rolling woodlands, take in aquatic life in the Gulf of St…

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    Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours

    Old Montréal

    Known as the Sailors’ Church, this enchanting chapel derives its name from the sailors who left behind votive lamps in the shapes of ships in thanksgiving…

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    La Ronde


    Québec’s largest amusement park, La Ronde has a battery of impressive rides, including Le Monstre, the world’s highest double wooden roller coaster, and…

  • Quebec City, Canada - 5 October 2019: Quebec flags on Notre-Dame street.

    Le Quartier Petit-Champlain

    Québec City

    Arguably the city's most picturesque district, this area sandwiched between the Old Upper Town and the waterfront has Québec City’s most intriguing…

  • Centre Canadien d'Architecture


    A must for architecture fans, this center is equal parts museum and research institute. The building incorporates Shaughnessy House, a 19th-century gray…

  • Maison St-Gabriel


    This magnificent farmhouse in Pointe St-Charles is one of the finest examples of traditional Québec architecture. The house was bought in 1668 by…

  • Boulevard St-Laurent


    A dividing line between the city’s east and west, Blvd St-Laurent (previously ‘the Main’) has always been a focus of action, a gathering place for people…

  • Église St-Pierre-Apôtre


    Located in the Village, this neoclassical church from 1853 has a number of fine decorations – flying buttresses, stained glass, statues in Italian marble …

  • Écomusée du Fier Monde in Montreal, Canada

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    Écomusée du Fier Monde


    This striking ex-bathhouse explores the history of Centre-Sud, an industrial district in Montréal until the 1950s and now part of the Village. The museum…

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    Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec

    Québec City

    Spare at least a half-day to visit this extraordinary art museum, one of the province's best. Permanent exhibitions range from art in the early French…

  • October 5, 2017 - Sunrise at the Cap-Bon-Ami vantage point in Forillon National Park (QC, Canada); Shutterstock ID 789501421; full: 65050; gl: 65050; netsuite: poi; your: Barbara Di Castro

    Forillon National Park

    Gaspé Peninsula

    This stunningly beautiful park on the Gaspé Peninsula's northeasternmost tip is a place where the mountains plunge directly into an ocean dotted with…

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    Hôtel du Parlement

    Québec City

    Home to Québec's Provincial Legislature, the gargantuan Parliament building is a Second Empire structure completed in 1886. Free 30-minute tours, offered…

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    La Citadelle

    Québec City

    Covering 2.3 sq km, North America's largest fort was begun by the French in the 1750s but what we see today was constructed by the British over 30 years…

  • St-Jean-Baptiste

    Québec City

    Strolling along Rue St-Jean is a great way to feel the pulse of this bohemian district. The first thing that strikes you, once you've recovered from…

  • Place des Arts


    Montréal’s performing-arts center is the nexus for artistic and cultural events. Several renowned musical companies call Place des Arts home, including…

  • Parc National de la Mauricie

    Eastern Townships & Mauricie

    This highly-organized national park covers 550 sq km, straddling northern evergreen forests and the more southerly hardwoods of the St Lawrence River…