Québec City - So Europe. So Close.

Ahhh, Québec City… it's like Europe, just around the corner.

Follow me! We're going for a stroll not far from your home, through the streets of Québec City, Canada. It's a place that exudes European charm like nowhere else in America. You'll see why Québec City is a pedestrian's paradise, where everybody finds a street that speaks to them. Which one is right for you?

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Which québec city street are you?

Much like you, Québec City's streets are bursting with personality. Answer a few simple questions and find out which one is your perfect match!


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Lively & Historic

You are Saint-Jean Street & Old Québec

You love vintage. Because of your fascination with old books, there's no way you can resist sitting and sipping coffee in a charming literary café! To walk in Champlain's footsteps on Saint-Jean Street makes you giddy with excitement.

Jet Set & Social

You are Grande Allée

Life is meant to be glamorous. You love the glitz and glam of the high life on Grande Allée, where you can rub shoulders with like-minded people. Beauty — including that of the traditional maisons bourgeoises of a bygone era — is something that captivates and impresses you. For you, living the life of the rich and famous is what it's all about.

Artistic & Refined

You are Saint-Paul Street & Old Port

Life is art. Your tastes are refined and sophisticated and fine dining along the St. Lawrence River or seated on a terrace in a narrow pedestrian street is one of your greatest pleasures. You are always on the lookout for a museum masterpiece or a one-in-a-million antique find on Saint-Paul Street.

Hip & Urban

You are Saint-Joseph Street

Life is a beautiful song. You love coming up with wonderful new ideas and talking about them while sipping the latest and greatest fair trade tea in the trendiest Internet café in town. You are the voice of your generation. Going out to listen to live music and coming across the latest indie pop music makes you feel incredibly alive.

Cozy & Romantic

You are Petit Champlain Street and Place Royale

Life is short. You are naturally curious and don't have much time for small talk. Falling in love is what you do best, and it is easy to fall for the beautiful handcrafts along Petit-Champlain Street or the boutiques on Place Royale, where you can pick up a souvenir that will remind you of the incredible time you had in Québec City. For you, cherished memories are what keep you going.

Fresh & Adventurous

You are Québec City’s trails

You're living life at the top. You see life as one big adventure and you're always ready for something fun and exciting, whether it’s in Stoneham, Lac Beauport, Mont-Sainte-Anne or Charlevoix. Adrenaline is what fuels you. You feel most alive when you're somewhere between earth and sky.

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Saint-Jean Street & Old Québec

Lively & Historic

Proud and exuding old world charm and character, Saint-Jean Street straddles the past and the present. On either side of the ramparts, from Faubourg Saint-Jean to Old Québec, spend your day wandering through European specialty food stores, craft boutiques, cosy little pubs and friendly cafés. You'll adore the guided tour by horse-drawn carriage within the walls of the City to Château Frontenac.


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Fortifications

An amazing 4.6 km of walkable stone walls surrounding Old Québec

Fortifications

The fortifications surrounding Old Québec are close to 4.6 km in length. Take a guided tour to admire the views and learn about the defence system of North America's only remaining fortified city. Visit the Frontenac kiosk on Dufferin Terrace as well as Artillery Park near the Saint-Jean Gate.

Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral

National historic site

Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral

In the same location since 1647, the cathedral was expanded, bombed, burnt down, rebuilt and finally labelled a Canadian national historic site for its architectural value. Visit this historic site to see many pieces of art and the resting places of prominent historical figures.

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Architectural icon

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Located in Old Québec, the world’s most photographed hotel provides a breathtaking view of the St. Lawrence River and the fortified city. With its 611 beautifully furnished rooms and suites, three restaurants and fitness centre, the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac offers a luxurious stay.

Épicerie J.A. Moisan

The oldest grocery store in North America

Épicerie J.A. Moisan

This truly one-of-a-kind grocery store is the oldest one in North America. Founded in 1871, J.A. Moisan is renowned for its selection of fine foods from Québec (preserves and fine cheeses) and from around the world. Old-fashioned décor with music from the 1920s and 1930s.

Grande Allée

Jet Set & Social

To see and be seen, get dressed to the nines and head over to Grande Allée. The buzz starts to build with Happy Hour, before the real nightlife begins. Here, the sidewalk terraces are hugely popular, while behind the opulent facades, lively bistros, acclaimed restaurants, select bars and multi-generational hotspots create an authentic cultural stew.


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Le Cosmos

A restaurant with a groovy vibe

Le Cosmos

This restaurant's specialty is a selection of 40 different breakfast dishes, served in a lounge atmosphere weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and from 8 a.m. on weekends. It also offers a wholesome menu with pizza, pasta, a choice of five daily specials, and homemade desserts.

Observatoire de la Capitale

A 360° view of the city

Observatoire de la Capitale

Learn about the history of Québec City through an interactive multimedia visit and enjoy a spectacular 360° view of the city's maze of streets and of the majestic St. Lawrence from 221 meters up. That's the experience awaiting you at the Observatoire de la Capitale.

Savini

A lively wine bar

Savini

Savour the moment with delicious Italian cuisine complemented by the perfect wine in a sophisticated dining establishment. Restaurant, bar and wine bar—Savini is all this and more!

Terraces

The excitement of outdoor dining

Terraces

Grande Allée is also renowned for its hopping nightlife. DJs, dance floors, romantic patios, bars with traditional music—it has everything you need to enjoy a memorable evening. Finish your night out in Québec City with a visit to Bistro L'Atelier or the famous Maurice Salon-Bar.

Saint-Paul Street & Old Port

Artistic & Refined

Boho chic and a bit highbrow, the Old Port is home to renowned and unusual art galleries. Along the quays leading to the river and its cruise ship terminal, Saint-Paul Street will cast a spell on you with its antique stores, fine restaurants, museums and historic buildings set against the ramparts.


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Antique shops

Souvenirs of bygone eras

Antique shops

You can take a walk through yesteryear by visiting the numerous antique dealers along Saint-Paul Street. Experience the charm of this relaxing, pedestrian-friendly district.

Musée de la civilisation

Over 10 exhibitions on local cultures and societies around the world

Musée de la civilisation

Discover a unique and entertaining museum in Québec City, where the focus is on participation and interaction. Take a fresh look at local culture and other societies. More than ten exhibitions and multiple activities await the whole family.

St. Lawrence River

Majestic ships and stunning views

St. Lawrence River

What first surprises visitors in Québec City is the sheer number of wonderful vistas of the St. Lawrence River. Truly part of the city’s DNA, the river carries raw materials, locals traveling from shore to shore, and tourists the world over to the lively port area.

L’Échaudé

Savory bistro cuisine

L’Échaudé

Dine where residents in the know like to eat. For 30 years, L'Échaudé has been the cornerstone of fine dining in the Old Port. The relaxed ambience, attentive staff and first-rate wine list complement the restaurant's savory bistro cuisine, which has received many rave reviews.

Saint-Joseph Street

Hip & Urban

A stone's throw from Old Québec, Saint-Joseph Street embodies everything that's new. Hip restaurants, revamped theatres, microbreweries and boutiques with eclectic and branded fashions are reinventing one of the city's oldest neighbourhoods. In the heart of this living laboratory, the vibrant street life is sure to fascinate.


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Le Cercle

Delicious food in a festive atmosphere

Le Cercle

Le Cercle combines culinary expertise and artistic sensibility to help you fully experience the rejuvenated Saint-Roch district. Enjoy a meal and a glass of privately imported wine in a festive atmosphere. The restaurant's renowned cultural program defines and shapes the Le Cercle signature.

Shopping

Chic boutiques with affordable clothing, shoes and gifts

Shopping

The more contemporary setting of the new Saint-Roch district is worth a visit, with its hip designer boutiques on Saint-Joseph Street. Nouvo Saint-Roch features unique, modern and avant-garde stores. Here you’ll find luxury boutiques, cooking items, and stores for gourmet food lovers.

Live Music

Big-name concerts in intimate venues

Live Music

Music and shows abound in Québec City. The theatres present a wide range of music styles: jazz, classical, rock, punk, hip hop, electro, DJs and more! Also, enjoy the city's many festivals such as the Festival d’été de Québec, renowned for its memorable live performances.

La Korrigane

Cozy brew pub

La Korrigane

Located in the bustling Saint-Roch neighbourhood, Korrigane's good reputation is based on brewing high-quality beer the old-fashioned way. This bistro/brewery is a popular place to socialize. It offers meals prepared mainly with local and seasonal products.

Petit Champlain Street & Place Royale

Cozy & Romantic

Reminiscent of New France, Petit Champlain's narrow pedestrian streets are a delight for history buffs. Whether you want to sit on a terrace and soak up the charms of yesteryear, feast à la française in its typically European bistros or shop for local handicrafts and artwork, North America's oldest commercial street exudes romance.


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Fresque des Québécois

An impressive larger-than-life fresco

Fresque des Québécois

This breathtaking mural recounts the story of Québec City, weaving in visual allusions to its unique architecture and fortifications, and its larger-than-life personalities. Look closely at the building's windows: you'll see some 15 historic figures and nearly a dozen of Québec's leading writers and artists.

Le Petit Cochon Dingue

A French-inspired café

Le Petit Cochon Dingue

This traditional pastry shop offers some of the best desserts, as well as freshly made sandwiches, meals to go and arguably the best coffee in town. Upstairs dining room. Eat in or take out. Beautiful patio.

Funicular

A 45-degree-angle lift to Dufferin Terrace

Funicular

The funicular provides a direct link between Dufferin Terrace and Quartier Petit Champlain, Place-Royale and the Old Port. See the St. Lawrence River and Lower Town from an interesting vantage point as you travel up or down the cliff face at a 45-degree angle.

Art galleries

Collectibles handcrafted by local artists

Art galleries

The historical Old Port district features many art galleries showcasing the works of Québec artists and Inuit sculptors, as well boutiques specializing in leather clothing and furs.

Québec City trails

Fresh & Adventurous

Up and at 'em! After a morning run along the Plains of Abraham, avid hikers will head for the peaks in Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier. Nearby, enjoy wide open spaces with easy or extreme activities, from whitewater rafting and kayaking to mountain biking, bird-watching and moose-spotting, if you're lucky.


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Plains of Abraham

A 108-acre park in the heart of the city

Plains of Abraham

The Plains of Abraham are the site of a historical battle between the British and French armies and are now recognized as one of the most prestigious urban parks in the world.

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

A breathtaking waterfall 272 feet high

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

Beautiful Montmorency Falls Park is just a few minutes from Québec City. You can admire the view from the cable car, suspended bridge, stairs climbing up the side of the cliff, or the many lookout points throughout the site linked by a series of footpaths. Open year-round.

Vallée Bras-du-nord

Vast mountains and deep valleys

Vallée Bras-du-nord

Visitors may choose from a wide range of outdoor activities: hiking (80 km/48 miles of marked trails with cabins and yurts in the mountain), biking (100 km/62 miles of marked trails) and canyoning, as well as canoeing or kayaking for the entire family. A diamond in the rough, so to speak!

Canyon Sainte-Anne

Giant ziplines and via ferratas

Canyon Sainte-Anne

Explore a breathtakingly high canyon carved into the rock by the powerful Sainte-Anne Falls. Cross three suspension bridges, one of which is among the highest in Québec, hanging some 60 m above the gorge! Winner of top Attractions Canada honours. The perfect place to spend time outdoors!

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