Downtown Quebec City – Things To Do & Photo Tour

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Québec City, located in the province of Québec, Canada, is a charming and historic destination with plenty of highlights to offer. Here are some of the notable highlights:

1. Old Québec: The historic heart of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is divided into Upper Town (Haute-Ville) and Lower Town (Basse-Ville). The cobblestone streets, fortified walls, and well-preserved architecture create a unique atmosphere reminiscent of European cities.

2. Château Frontenac: This iconic and grand hotel is a symbol of Québec City. It’s not just a place to stay but also a landmark that offers stunning views of the city and the St. Lawrence River.

3. Citadelle of Québec: This historic fortress is an active military installation and the official residence of the Monarch of Canada in Québec. Visitors can take guided tours to learn about its history and witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

4. Plains of Abraham: This historic park played a significant role in the history of Québec. It was the site of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759, a pivotal battle between the British and French. It’s now a beautiful park for outdoor activities and events.

5. Montmorency Falls: Just outside the city, these falls are higher than Niagara Falls and offer stunning natural beauty. There’s a suspension bridge that provides an up-close view of the falls and the surrounding landscape.

6. Museums and Galleries: Québec City has a rich cultural scene with various museums and galleries. The Musée de la civilisation, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, and the Observatoire de la Capitale are just a few notable examples.

7. Festivals: The city hosts numerous festivals throughout the year, celebrating music, arts, culture, and more. The Québec Winter Carnival is a famous winter festival that attracts visitors from around the world.

8. Petit-Champlain District: This charming area in Lower Town is known for its narrow streets, boutiques, art galleries, and local cafes. It’s a great place to explore and shop for unique souvenirs.

9. Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica: Located near Québec City, this stunning basilica is a place of pilgrimage and is known for its beautiful architecture and religious significance.

10. Food and Cuisine: Québec City is renowned for its culinary scene. Try traditional Québecois dishes like poutine, tourtière (meat pie), and maple syrup treats.

11. Outdoor Activities: The city offers various outdoor activities like walking tours, cycling along the riverfront, and even dog sledding during the winter months.

12. Québec-Lévis Ferry: Take a scenic ferry ride across the St. Lawrence River to the city of Lévis, offering picturesque views of Québec City’s skyline.

These are just a few of the many highlights that Québec City has to offer. Its unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty makes it a must-visit destination for travelers.

I hope you enjoy all my photos and looking forward to hearing about your travels to Quebec City, Your Tour Host, Daniel Cope