Unique in North America, Québec is the continent’s only walled city.
Built by the French during the 17th century, Québec was the backdrop for the Anglo-French wars that culminated in General Wolfe’s victory in 1759 and the expulsion of the French from Canada.
Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the narrow cobbled streets wind steeply between Basse-Ville and Haute-Ville, which is crowned by the magnificent Château Frontenac. The city is a treasure trove of historic sites, including the Vieux Port, Battlefields Park, the Citadelle, Artillery Park and the Place Royale. The Rue du Trésor is famous for its artists, whilst the Terrasse Dufferin affords magnificent river views. Military history comes alive on the Plains of Abraham while Québec’s ecclesiastical heritage is evident in its beautiful churches.
Filled with romantic restaurants and unusual boutiques, this is a city to explore through river cruises, horse-drawn carriage rides and walking tours. These leisurely guided walks are particularly good and will help you get your bearings in Canada’s Gallic heartland.
Suggested itineraries featuring Québec City
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Québec City, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Québec City
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Places near Québec City
- La Malbaie 77 miles away
- Charlevoix & Saguenay - Lac St. Jean 83 miles away
- Mastigouche Wildlife Reserve 96 miles away
- Eastern Townships 116 miles away
- Montréal 145 miles away
- Laurentian Mountains 168 miles away
- Mont Tremblant 168 miles away
- Saint Andrews by the Sea 235 miles away
- Ottawa 236 miles away
- Québec 238 miles away
- New Brunswick 241 miles away
- Saint John 270 miles away
- The Bay of Fundy 279 miles away
- Kouchibouguac National Park 298 miles away
Accommodation choices for Québec City
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Québec City. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Ideas for experiencing Québec City
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Québec City, and which use the best local guides.