Visit Québec City
Quebec City became a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the battle in 1759 that saw Britain gain rule of Canada. General James Wolfe led the British to victory over the French on the Plains of Abraham just outside the city's walls. Now the Fortifications de Québec and the Parc des Champs-de-Bataille are just two of the fascinating historic sites that should feature on your Québec itinerary.
Meander through the cobbled streets to find a city that remains distinctly French in culture and architecture. Your eyes will be drawn to Château Frontenac set on a hill in the centre of the city overlooking the St Lawrence River. From here stroll along Terrace Dufferin to look over at the rural island of Ile d'Orleans and end up in La Citadelle. Watch the Changing of the Guard at this working military barrack and delve deeper into Québec's history.
The city is accessible by foot with most attractions clustered in Lower Town. Pay a visit to Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Québec, take a break along the way in the number of shops and restaurants or enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride around Place D'Armes. Or find the bust of Louis XIV at Place Royale on your walk to Vieux Port. From here you can enjoy a boat trip to visit the waterfalls at Parc de la Chute Montmorency.
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Top itineraries in Québec City
Explore the provinces of Ontario and Québec on this tailor-made self-drive holiday through Eastern Canada. Combine in the wild beauty of Algonquin National Park, the unique history of Québec City and the awesome power of Niagara Falls with city stays in cutting-edge Montréal and Toronto.
Explore the very best of Canada's vibrant and varied eastern provinces, driving from Toronto to Montréal via Niagara Falls, Algonquin's national-park wonders and UNESCO-listed Québec City.
Combine a stay in historic Québec City with a night in North America's only ice hotel. You'll then transfer out to Hotel Sacacomie for three days of action and adventure in the frozen Québec wilderness.
Top places to stay in Québec City
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Parts of the historic hotel Auberge Saint Antoine date back to the 17th Century and commands a prime location in the very centre of the Old Port, making it a delightful place to spend a few days in Quebec City.
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