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QUEBEC CITY TRAVEL GUIDE


Old Quebec City architecture sugar shack in Old Quebec Rue Saint-Jean, Old Quebec
Welcome to the bigroads.com travel guide to Quebec City! Hopefully this page helps provide some inspiration and tips to help you plan your next trip to this beautiful and historic city.

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Author/Contributor: Greg Parsons

 OVERVIEW


Quebec City is one of the most beautiful cities in North America. You'll find 400-year old cobblestone streets, historic stone buildings, and plenty of European charm. The most famous part of Quebec City is Vieux Quebec, aka 'Old Quebec City'. It is often described as a link between Europe and the Americas. No matter what season you visit in, Quebec City is sure to leave you with great memories. Beyond the city, you'll find many attractions and near-endless outdoor activities.

 TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN/NEAR QUEBEC CITY IN *WINTER*


Here are my selections for the top 10 things to do in or near Quebec City in winter.

Explore the historic area of Quebec City on foot (aka 'Vieux Quebec' or 'Old Quebec City'), including Place Royale and the Terrasse Dufferin
Take a drive to see the ice-covered Montmorency Falls - 20 minutes northeast of downtown Quebec City
Ride a toboggan on the Au 1884 slide on the Terrasse Dufferin in Old Quebec City
Go snow-tubing/sliding at Village Vacances Valcartier - 40 minutes northwest of downtown Quebec City
Try dog-sledding with one of several operators in the region
Hit the slopes at Mont-Sainte-Anne, the top ski resort in the area - 50 minutes northeast of downtown Quebec City
Tour the Hotel de Glace (aka the "Ice Hotel") at Village Vacances Valcartier - 40 minutes northwest of downtown Quebec City
Go ice-skating on the outdoor track of Plains of Abraham and/or the outdoor rink at Place d'Youville in Old Quebec City
Shop on Rue Petit Champlain and/or Rue Saint-Jean in Old Quebec City
Ride a fat bike at Empire 47 - 30 minutes northwest of downtown Quebec City

If you have three full days visit Quebec City in winter, you could consider this itinerary:
DAY #1: Explore Old Quebec on foot, making sure to visit Place Royale, Rue du Petit Champlain, Rue Saint-Jean, and the Terrasse Dufferin.
DAY #2: Go skiing at one of the five ski areas in the region. I recommend Mont-Sainte-Anne, stopping to see Montmorency Falls along the drive there.
DAY #3: Go snow-tubing at the winter wonderland park of Village Vacances Valcartier.

 TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN/NEAR QUEBEC CITY IN *SPRING/SUMMER/FALL*


Here are my selections for the top 10 things to do in the Quebec City area in spring/summer/fall.

Explore the historic area of Quebec City on foot (aka 'Vieux Quebec' or 'Old Quebec City'), including Place Royale and the Terrasse Dufferin
Take a drive to see Montmorency Falls, and consider zip-lining and/or via ferrata while there - 20 minutes northeast of downtown Quebec City
Visit the indoor and/or outdoor water parks at Village Vacances Valcartier - 40 minutes northwest of downtown Quebec City
Shop on Rue du Petit Champlain and/or Rue Saint-Jean in Old Quebec City
Take a hike in nearby Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier - 50 minutes north of downtown Quebec City
Go cycling on some of Quebec City's awesome paved bike paths
Go mountain biking at Empire 47 - 30 minutes northwest of downtown Quebec City
Take a guided tour of the military fort La Citadelle de Québec and time it right so that you can watch the changing of the guard
Road trip around the nearby island of Île d'Orléans - 15 minutes northeast of downtown Quebec City
Enjoy one of Quebec City's two best museums: Musée de la Civilisation (history/cultural) or Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec (art)

 5-STAR QUEBEC CITY AREA ATTRACTIONS


Here is my opinionated list of 5-star attractions in Quebec City and the surrounding region:

Downtown Quebec City (including 'Vieux Quebec' aka 'Old Quebec')
Cycling the paved bike paths - there are miles of excellent, paved bike paths in and around the city; several companies rent bikes
Escalier Casse-Cou (Breakneck Steps) - a steep staircase offering a great view of the historic tourist/shopping zone of Rue du Petit Champlain
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac - stop to photograph this majestic hotel; located next to the Terrasse Dufferin boardwalk
Fresque du Petit-Champlain - one of several large, beautiful murals in Old Quebec; located at the southern end of Rue du Petit Champlain
Fresque du Quebecois - one of several large, beautiful murals in Old Quebec; located between Côte de la Montagne and Rue Notre-Dame
Funiculaire du Vieux-Québec - an old funicular cableway that rises steeply from Rue du Petit Champlain to the Terrasse Dufferin boardwalk
Musée de la Civilisation - an excellent culture and history museum near the "Old Port" section of Old Quebec
Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) - an excellent arts museum located in the Plains of Abraham park near Old Quebec
Observatoire de la Capitale - a 31st floor observatory that offers 360-degree views of Old Quebec and the St. Lawrence River
Pierre-Dugua-De-Mons Terrace - a public park that offers beautiful elevated views of Old Quebec and the St. Lawrence River
Place d'Youville - a park on Rue Saint-Jean that offers a small but picturesque outdoor ice skating rink (rentals are available)
Place Royale - a beautiful cobblestone square with stone buildings, a 17th century church (Notre-Dame), cafés, and tourist shops
Plains of Abraham - a public park with walking paths, museums, and X-C skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating, and snow tubing/sliding in winter
Rue du Petit Champlain - a lively and beautiful 0.2-mile long shopping/tourist area; also known as the 'Quartier du Petit Champlain'
Toboggan Slide Au 1884 - a 43mph, family-friendly tobaggon ride in front of the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac on the Terrasse Dufferin
Terrasse Dufferin - a wooden walkway/boardwalk with elevated scenic views of the St. Lawrence River; the Toboggan Slide Au 1884 is here too

Nearby Attractions
Aquarium du Quebec - a good, medium-sized aquarium located about 20 minutes west of Old Quebec
Dog-sledding with La Reine et le Millionnaire - this is one of several highly-rated dog-sledding operators in the region
Dog-sledding with Secrets Nordiques - this is one of several highly-rated dog-sledding operators in the region
Empire 47 - features 28 miles of mountain biking trails ranging from beginner to expert; outstanding fat biking trails in winter
Île d'Orléans - an island 15 minutes from Old Quebec that offers scenic driving, local produce shops/stands, and several restaurants
La Citadelle de Québec - a military fort and museum that offers guided tours
La Promenade Samuel-De Champlain - a cycling and walking path along the St. Lawrence River
Méga Parc des Galeries de la Capitale - a small, mall-based, indoor amusement park with ice-skating, arcade, mini golf, a carousel, and more
Montmorency Falls/Parc de la Chute-Montmorency - one of Canada's very best waterfalls; it's taller than Niagara Falls and very accessible
Parc Linéaire de la Riviére Saint Charles - a 19-mile walking trail along the St. Charles River
Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier - one of Quebec's most beautiful nature parks; offers excellent hiking/snowshoeing
Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré - a beautiful Catholic Church; one of the eight national shrines of Canada
Siberia Spa - offers excellent outdoor, Scandinavian-inspired hot tubs, plus sauna and massage services
Skiing at Le Massif de Charlevoix - the second best ski area within a reasonable driving distance of Quebec City
Skiing at Mont-Sainte-Anne - my favorite ski area within a reasonable driving distance of Quebec City
Sledding/luge run at Le Massif de Charlevoix - take a wild 4.6-mile long luge/sled run on a ski mountain
Vallée Bras-du-Nord - a nature preserve with hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking; lodging available (yurts, cabins, etc.)
Village Vacances Valcartier: Bora Parc - features an indoor and outdoor water park with more than 35 slides; all water is heated
Village Vacances Valcartier: Hotel de Glace - this is the famous ice hotel of Quebec; reserve tours in advance ($fee) if you don't stay the night
Village Vacances Valcartier: Ice Skating Path - a 0.6-mile long outdoor ice skating path
Village Vacances Valcartier: Snow Tubing - this is arguably the biggest and best snow-tubing park in North America
Wendake - an excellent Native American history/cultural museum

Guided walking tours are also popular in Quebec City, and they are offered in both French and English. Several companies offer this service.

 WHAT IS THE QUEBEC CITY AREA FAMOUS FOR?


Here are some things that the Quebec City area is famous or well-known for:

bike paths
cold winters
dog-sledding
European culture/feel
French-speaking population
ice canoeing
ice hotel
ice skating
maple syrup/maple candy - e.g. maple taffy on a stick
military forts/walled city
mountain biking/fat biking
poutine - french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy
skiing/snowboarding areas
snow-tubing
stone buildings/architecture
toboggan/luge runs
via ferrata climbing
waterfalls - e.g. Montmorency Falls

 SKIING NEAR QUEBEC CITY


There are five ski areas/resorts within a reasonable driving distance of Quebec City:

Centre De Ski Le Relais - 33 trails; 735ft vertical drop; 1,407ft summit
Le Massif de Charlevoix - 53 trails; 2,526ft vertical drop; 2,644ft summit
Massif du Sud - 35 trails; 1,316ft vertical drop; 1,686ft summit
Mont-Sainte-Anne - 71 trails; 2,050ft vertical drop; 2,625ft summit
Stoneham Mountain Resort - 43 trails; 1,132 vertical drop; 1,946ft summit

I believe that most would agree that Mont-Sainte-Anne is the finest ski area near Quebec City. Beginners will love the base area and they can also work up to riding on the the classic, 2.8 mile-long La Familiale ski trail. Le Massif de Charlevoix is arguably the second best ski area near Quebec City.

 SNOW-TUBING IN/NEAR QUEBEC CITY


Snow-tubing is a big deal all over Quebec, and there are several places where you can do it near Quebec City:

Centre de glisse Myrand - 10 minutes west of Old Quebec
Les Glissades Tewkesbury - 35 minutes north of Old Quebec
Plains of Abraham - within walking distance of the western edge of Old Quebec
Site des sports d’hiver de la Pointe-aux-Lièvres - 10 minutes northwest of Old Quebec
Village Vacances Valcartier - 35 minutes northwest of Old Quebec

Village Vacances Valcartier is the premier snow tubing park in the Quebec City area, and quite possibly the largest and best in North America. It has 35 runs, all of which are rated for their intensity (green circle, blue square, black diamond, or double black diamond). On some of their runs, you can hit upwards of 50mph! Tow ropes help you reach the top of the runs, although you can also hike up the hills if you prefer. As of 2023, you don't need reservations to visit this park, but take note that weekends can get pretty busy, especially on Saturdays. There are also other winter attractions here as well, including the Hotel de Glace, (the only ice hotel in North America. There is also an indoor water park and outdoor ice skating path.

There is also an amazing, 4.5-mile long, luge sledding run at the Le Massif ski area. The "Piste de luge" run travels down most of the mountain. There are day and night trips offered, and both require either a cat ride or a snowshoe hike to reach the starting point. Due to its intense nature, this is only for those aged 10+. For more information on this unique experience, click here.

Old Quebec City also has a fun toboggan run called the Toboggan Slide Au 1884, which is found on the Terrasse Dufferin boardwalk in front of the famous Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac hotel. This run is family-friendly even though it travels more than 40mph. The views of the famous hotel and the St. Lawrence River from Terrasse Dufferin boardwalk are very good as well. This attraction is close to many of the best historic streets that you'll find in Old Quebec.

Tip: if you go snow-tubing, definitely bring some ski goggles or some other sort of protective glasses! It's pretty much impossible to see as you travel at fast speeds without them.

 DOGSLEDDING NEAR QUEBEC CITY


Dog-sledding is quite popular in Canada, and there are several operators in the Quebec City region. Some of these operators will allow you to actually drive the sled. I highly recommend that you make reservations months in advance as they often sell out.

Aventure Inukshuk - 35 minutes northwest of Old Quebec
Chenil La Poursuite - 30 minutes southwest of Old Quebec
La Reine et la Millionnaire - 75 minutes northeast of Old Quebec
Pourvoirie du Lac Beauport - 25 minutes north of Old Quebec
Randonnée Mïcklà - 75 minutes southwest of Old Quebec
Secrets Nordiques - 30 minutes northeast of Old Quebec near the Mont-Sainte-Anne ski area

The highest rated dog-sledding operators as of 2023 per Google reviews are Randonnee Mickla, Secrets Nordiques, and La Reine et la Millionnaire.

 ICE SKATING IN/NEAR QUEBEC CITY


There are many indoor and outdoor places where you can go ice skating in or near Quebec City, including:

Outdoor
Lac-Beauport - a large lake that gets plowed for ice skating about 20 minutes north of Old Quebec; NO rentals available
Parc de glisse du Grand-Héron - an outdoor ice skating path through the forest; located about 35 minutes west of Old Quebec
Place d'Youville - a small but free and attractive outdoor skating rink on Rue Saint-Jean in Old Quebec; rentals are available
Plains of Abraham - an outdoor ice skating ring/path near the western edge of Old Quebec; rentals are available
Chalet des Sports, Shannon - an outdoor ice skating path through the forest; located about 35 minutes northwest of Old Quebec
Village Vacances Valcartier - a 0.6 mile-long outdoor ice skating path/skateway; rentals are available; this resort also offers great snow-tubing

Indoor
Centre de glaces Intact Assurance - an indoor Olympic oval ice skating rink with time-slots available for use by the general public
Méga Parc des Galeries de la Capitale's Ice Track - a 750-foot indoor ice skating path within a large mall (which also has other attractions)

If weather conditions are good/cold enough, I highly recommend trying one of the forested ice skating paths mentioned above. I don't think the United States offers any ice skating trails like that, and so it would be a unique experience for you.

Here is a great link with more information about ice skating in the area.

 SHOPPING IN QUEBEC CITY


There are several good shopping areas in or near Quebec City, including:

Avenue Cartier - a lively outdoor shopping district/street in the Arts District of Quebec City (located west of Old Quebec)
Galeries de la Capitale - a large indoor shopping mall with 250+ stores, 30+ restaurants, and a small amusement park
Laurier Quebec - a large indoor shopping mall with about 300 stores and restaurants
Place de la Cité - a medium-sized indoor shopping mall with about 100 stores and restaurants
Place Ste-Foy - a medium-sized indoor shopping mall with about 130 stores and restaurants
Promenades Beauport - a medium-sized indoor shopping mall with about 140 stores and restaurants
Rue du Petit Champlain (aka "Quartier Petit Champlain") - a lively outdoor shopping district/street in Old Quebec
Rue Saint-Jean - a lively outdoor shopping district/street in Old Quebec

If you are looking for the main outdoor shopping districts in Old Quebec, start with Rue du Petit Champlain and Rue Saint-Jean. The cobblestoned Rue du Petit Champlain is believed to be the oldest shopping district in North America. It is about 0.2 mile long and very attractive/photogenic, especially from atop the "Breakneck Stairs" at the northern end. You can also try maple taffy sticks at the sugar shack at the southern end of the street. Avenue Cartier in the Art District of Montcalm and Rue St-Joseph are other good shopping options.

Benjo on Boulevard Charest E in the Saint-Roch neighborhood of Quebec City is a notable and beloved toy store.

I haven't visited the shops along Saint-Paul and Saint-Pierre in the 'Old Port' section of Quebec City yet, but I hope to on my next visit.

 MUSEUMS IN/NEAR QUEBEC CITY


There are several great museums in or near Quebec City, including:

La Citadelle de Québec - a military museum
Musée de la Civilisation - a history/cultural museum
Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) - an art museum
Wendake - a living history/cultural museum

There is also a small but interesting chocolate museum within a store called Erico in downtown Quebec City.

 FOODS TO TRY IN/NEAR QUEBEC CITY


There are some local food specialties you should try while visiting Quebec City. Many of these can be widely found at local restaurants (especially poutine, which seems to be just about everywhere, including McDonald's).

Crepes - very thin pancakes served with a wide variety of sweet and savory fillings and toppings
Fèves au lard - baked beans that are typically mixed with bacon and either molasses or maple syrup
Mr. Puffs - delicious fried dough balls offered with a variety of toppings (e.g. sugar, cinnamon, strawberry, apple cinnamon, etc.)
Pouding chomeur - poor man's maple pudding
Poutine - french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy (although many other variations exist)
Quebec-style popcorn at Mary's Popcorn - a mixture of maple syrup, white cheddar, and yellow cheddar popcorn
Sugar pie - a traditional French Canadian pie with a smooth, rich, and creamy filling
Tire sur la neige - maple taffy served on a stick; some places allow you to make them, whereas others don't
Tourtiere - a meat pie with pie crust and minced meat and spices

I've tried a few local beers in Quebec, and so far the Blanche de Chambly from the Unibroue brewery has been my favorite.

 TIPS FOR VISITING THE QUEBEC CITY REGION


Here are a few tips for visiting the Quebec City region:

LENGTH OF STAY - If you are visiting the Quebec City region for the first time, I always recommend staying for at least 4 nights. Quebec is a major city and there is just so much to see and do. Staying in the historic Old Quebec district (Vieux Quebec) is very desirable, but also very expensive.

MAP - Click here to view or download an awesome PDF map of Quebec City, including the Vieux-Quebec section (aka "Old Quebec").

PARKING
- There are several places to park in Old Quebec. Use Google Maps to search for "public parking".

WINTER CARNIVAL
- You should consider visiting Quebec City during their Winter Carnival event, which is typically held in early February. It's one of the best winter celebrations anywhere.

CURRENCY
- It is fairly easy to visit Quebec without having to convert any U.S. currency to Canadian currency. The vast majority of places accept U.S. credit and debit cards. The only instances where Canadian dollars might be helpful is for: (a) tipping (housekeeping, valet, etc.), (b) food stands/food shacks, and (c) small purchases at merchants where you are below the stated credit card minimum (e.g. $5 or $10 at some places).

CELL PHONE
- Contact your cell phone company and add an international travel plan so that you can have unlimited calls, text, and data. Most charge $5 or $10/day for this service, but it's absolutely worth it. The fees can be extremely high if you don't do this (potentially even hundreds of dollars!). I have found Verizon and XFinity cell phone service to be excellent in and around Quebec City. I'm not sure about AT&T or T-Mobile/Sprint.

 CLASSIC OUTDOOR ADVENTURES IN/NEAR QUEBEC CITY


Quebec City and the surrounding region offer many outstanding outdoor adventures, including:

Au 1884 toboggan slide in Old Quebec
Canyoneering/rappelling at Jean-Larose Falls near Mont-Sainte-Anne
Canyoneering/rappelling at Vallee Bras-du-Nord
Cross-country skiing at Mont-Sainte-Anne
Cross-country skiing at Plains of Abraham
Cycling the Corridor des Cheminots
Cycling the Corridor du Littoral
Cycling the Velopiste Jacques-Cartier Portneuf
Dog-sledding with one of several operators in the region
Fat tire biking at Empire 47 in winter
Hiking or snowshoeing in Parc National des Grands-Jardins
Ice canoeing with Ice Canoeing Experience on the St. Lawrence River
Ice climbing at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Kayaking on the Rivière du Gouffre
Mountain biking at Empire 47
Mountain biking at Le Massif de Charlevoix
Mountain biking at Mont-Sainte-Anne
Mountain biking at Sentiers du Moulin
Mountain biking at Vallèe Bras-du-Nord
Night skiing at Mont-Sainte-Anne
Sea-kayaking on the St Lawrence Estuary
Snow tubing at Village Vacances Valcartier (some runs are rated as a "double black diamond" and travel up to 50mph!)
Via ferrata at La Charlevoix / Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu with Projet Vertical (open in summer and winter; 1hr 45min northeast of the city)
Via ferrata at Palissades Charlevoix (minimum age is 10 or 14 depending upon route
Via ferrata at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency (minimum age is 8, 12, or 14 depending upon route, and maximum weight is 220lbs)
Whitewater rafting on the Jacques-Cartier River with New Wave Expeditions
Zip-lining at Arbraska Chauveau
Zip-lining at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

 QUEBEC CITY WEATHER


Here are the average monthly temperatures for Quebec City by month:

January - high 20°F, low 6°F
February - high 24°F, low 8°F
March - high 33°F, low 18°F
April - high 47°F, low 32°F
May - high 60°F, low 44°F
June - high 71°F, low 53°F
July - high 77°F, low 59°F
August - high 76°F, low 58°F
September - high 67°F, low 50°F
October - high 53°F, low 39°F
November - high 41°F, low 29°F
December - high 26°F, low 14°F

Take note that arctic winds can significantly drop the temperatures in winter. Overnight temperatures of -10°F (or colder) typically occur a few days per winter.

 HELPFUL FRENCH WORDS AND PHRASES


See below for a list of French words and phrases that I think are particularly helpful to travelers:

The Basics
Au revoir - goodbye
Bonjour - hello / good morning
Bonsoir - good evening
Chaud - hot
Excusez-moi - excuse me (you can also say "pardon")
Femme - woman
Froid - cold
Homme - man
Heures - hours
Heures D'Ouverture - opening hours
Merci - thank you
Merci beaucoup - thank you very much
Non - no
Qui - yes
S'il vous plait - please

Key Phrases
Je ne parle pas français - I don't speak French
Je suis allergique à - I'm allergic to ________.
Je suis désolé - I'm sorry
Je suis désolé, parlez-vous anglais? - I'm sorry, do you speak English?
Où est? - Where is _________.
Parlez-vous anglais? - do you speak English?

Driving
Arrêt - stop
Autoroute - highway
Circulation fluide - flowing freely (meaning there are no accidents or delays on the road)
Est - east
Garage de stationnement - parking garage
Ici - here
Nord - north
Ouest - west
Sortie - exit
Station-essence - gas station
Sud - south

Meal Types
Dejeuner - lunch
Desserts - dessert
Diner - dinner
Entrée - appetizer
Petit Dejeuner - breakfast

Food & Allergies
Amandes - almonds
Bière - beer
Beurre - butter
Blé - wheat/gluten
Café - coffee
Cacahuètes - peanuts
Crème - cream
Doigts de poulet - chicken fingers
Eau / l'eau - water
Frites - french fries
Fromage - cheese
Glace - ice cream
Hamburger - hamburger (the same spelling as English)
Lait / laitiers - milk
Légumes - vegetables
Naturel - plain (e.g. no toppings; you can also try saying "pas de garnitures", which means no toppings)
Noisettes - nuts
Noix - tree nuts (e.g. "noix de cajous" means cashews)
Pain - bread
Pizza - pizza (the same spelling as English)
Poisson - fish
Porc - pork
Poulet - chicken
Soja - soy / soybeans
Soupe - soup
Sucre - sugar
Thé - tea
Viande - meat
Vin - wine

To state that you are allergic to something, you would start with "Je suis allergique à_______."

Numbers
Zéro (zay-RO) - 0
Un (uh) - 1
Deux (duh) - 2
Trois (twah) - 3
Quatre (KAT-ruh) - 4
Cinq (sank) - 5
Six (sees) - 6
Sept (set) - 7
Huit (wheet) - 8
Neuf (nuhf) - 9
Dix (dees) - 10
Onze (onz) - 11
Douze (dooz) - 12
Treize (trez) - 13
Quatorze (kah-TOHR-z) - 14
Quinze (cans) - 15
Seize (sez) - 16
Dix-sept (dees set) - 17
Dix-huit (dees wheet) - 18
Dix-neuf (dees nuhf) - 19
Vingt (van) - 20

Basic colors
Blanc - white
Bleu - blue
Jaune - yellow
Noir - black
Rouge - red
Vert - green

Days of the week
Lundi (lun or lu) - Monday
Mardi (mar or ma) - Tuesday
Mercredi (mer or me) - Wednesday
Jeudi (jeu or je) - Thursday
Vendredi (ven or ve) - Friday
Samedi (sam or sa) - Saturday
Dimanche (dim or di) - Sunday

Other
Arrêt de bus - bus stop
Avion - plane
Billet - ticket
Carte - map
Carte de crédit - credit card
Carte de débit - debit card
Carte de sentiers - trail map
Faire un location - rental station
Guichet - ticket window
L’addition - the bill (e.g. restaurant bill)
L'auberge - hostel
L'aéroport - airport
L’hôpital - hospital
L'hôtel - hotel
Métro - subway
Musée - museum
Parc - park
Parc national - national park
Patinage sur glace - ice-skating
Plage - beach
Pourboire - tip
Rue - street / avenue
Sentier de randonnée - hiking trail
Toilettes - toilets
Train - train
Voiture - car


beautiful stone architecture in Old Quebec near Place Royale
beautiful stone architecture in Old Quebec near Place Royale

shops at Place Royale in Old Quebec
shops at Place Royale in Old Quebec

mural in Old Quebec
mural in Old Quebec

Quartier Petit Champlain
view of the Quartier Petit Champlain shopping area from the Escalier Casse-Cou (Breakneck Steps)

Au 1884 toboggan slide on the Terrasse Dufferin boardwalk
The Au 1884 toboggan slide on the Terrasse Dufferin boardwalk

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Old Quebec
the magnificent Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Old Quebec

a maple taffy stick from the 'La Petite Cabane a Sucre' store on Rue du Champlain in Old Quebec
a maple taffy stick from the 'La Petite Cabane a Sucre' store on Rue du Champlain in Old Quebec

the 'La Petite Cabane a Sucre' store on Rue du Champlain in Old Quebec
the 'La Petite Cabane a Sucre' store on Rue du Champlain in Old Quebec

snow-tubing at the Village Vacances Valcartier
snow-tubing at the Village Vacances Valcartier (40 minutes northwest of Old Quebec)

skiing at Mont-Sainte-Anne
skiing at Mont-Sainte-Anne

Montmorency Falls, Quebec
Montmorency Falls, Quebec

making maple taffy sticks at Mont-Sainte-Anne
making maple taffy sticks at Mont-Sainte-Anne

Toilet sign in Old Quebec
artistic toilet sign in Old Quebec

beautiful stone architecture in Old Quebec
beautiful stone architecture in Old Quebec

Rue Saint-Jean in Old Quebec
Rue Saint-Jean in Old Quebec

snow-tubing at the Village Vacances Valcartier
snow-tubing at the Village Vacances Valcartier

snow-tubing at the Village Vacances Valcartier
a double-black diamond snow-tubing run at the Village Vacances Valcartier

 RECOMMENDED GUIDEBOOKS


In addition to the information found on this web page, I personally recommend purchasing one of these Quebec City guidebooks. Click on either book cover to read reviews and/or purchase these books on Amazon.com.

     

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