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Unique in North America, Québec City is the continent’s only walled city. It was built by the French during the 17th century and 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, Québec City’s cobbled streets wind steeply between Basse-Ville and Haute-Ville, crowned by the magnificent Château Frontenac, which is the most photographed hotel in the world.

The streets are lined with romantic restaurants and horse-drawn carriages. In the winter, you can visit the city's Scandinavian-inspired spas and the famous ice hotel. We also recommend spending time in North America’s biggest winter playground, complete with giant inflatable snow rafts. Don’t miss ice skating on the Plains of Abraham and an exhilarating toboggan ride on the Au 1884, a slide right in the middle of the city with taffy and hot chocolate stations.

If you'd like to explore more of the city's history, you could visit the Vieux Port, Battlefields Park, the Citadelle Artillery Park and the Place Royale, all of which look wonderful with a dusting of snow.

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