Tourist Places to Visit in Quebec City, Canada, America

Tourist Places to Visit in Quebec City, Canada, America

Quebec City is the capital of Quebec province in Canada as well as the 2nd most populated city in the province after Montreal, located about 250 kms from Montreal. World class ‘Chateau Frontenac Hotel’ is one of the popular landmarks and the icon of Quebec City.


Geography of Quebec City:

Quebec is placed at 46°49′ N 71°13′ W with an altitude of 98 meters. The city of Quebec covers an area of 484.10 sq. km. and it enjoys four distinct seasons.


Etymology of Quebec City:

The name of Quebec was derived from an Algonquin word ‘Kebec’ meaning ‘where the river narrows’ and it likely came due to the position of Quebec with respect to Saint Lawrence River.

Quebec City is one of the ancient cities in North America, established by Samuel de Champlain in 1608. It served as the capital of different kingdoms and regions including French Canada, Province of Quebec, Lower Canada, Province of Canada and Quebec Province, since 1867.


How to reach Quebec City?

Quebec is served by Jean Lesage International Airport receiving scheduled flights from Chicago, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, New York, Paris and Philadelphia. It is situated 13 km away from the downtown Quebec and it takes 20 min to reach. RTC public bus is an option between airport and downtown Quebec, costing $3 per way and around $30 by taxi.

Quebec has two railway stations; one is at the port of Quebec and another in Sainte-Foy. Terminus Gare du Palais is the name of Quebec City bus station situated at 450 rue de la Gare du Palais. Car, bike and taxis are always available for rent.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Quebec City:

There are several festivals celebrated throughout the year in Quebec City and the major events are Saint-Jean Baptiste Celebration, Winter Carnival, Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand and Festival of New France.

The prime food corners in Quebec include:

  • Casse-Crepe Breton
  • Le Continental
  • Cafe-Boulangerie Paillard
  • Le Saint-Amour

The prominent shopping centres in Quebec are:

  • Galeries de la Capitale
  • Place Laurier
  • Marche du Vieux-Port
  • Place de la Cite


Things to do in Quebec City:

  • AML Cruises
  • Ferry to Levis
  • Horse-drawn carriages
  • Villages Vacances Valcartier
  • Mont-Sainte-Anne
  • Choco-musee Erico
  • Station touristique Stoneham
  • Governeur’s Walk
  • Ice Slide at Terrasse Dufferin
  • Patinoire de la place d’Youville


Places to see in Quebec City:

Musee national des Beaux-arts du Quebec:

Musee national des Beaux-arts du Quebec is an art museum situated in the Battlefields Park. It possesses different artworks from the ancient Quebec to present Quebec in safe condition.  Tourist can also see an ancient prison of Quebec City here.


Plains of Abraham Battlefield Park:

Plains of Abraham Battlefield Park is historical war site and it is now been converted into sports centre with upgraded facilities used for public events.


Chateau Frontenac Hotel:

Chateau Frontenac Hotel is the identity of Quebec City and is considered as the most photographed hotel in North America, a must visit.


Other places of interest near Quebec City include:

  • Dufferin Terrace
  • Morrin Centre
  • Musee de l’Amerique française
  • The Citadel
  • Observatoire de la Capitale
  • Place-Royale
  • Musee de la civilization
  • Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge
  • Parliament Building
  • City Hall of Quebec City


Best time to visit Quebec City:

From June to September and December to February is the ideal time to travel Quebec City.


Accommodation Options in Quebec City:

Quebec City boasts plenty of hotels to serve tourists coming from different regions of the world. Budget hotels charge around $30 per night, mid range hotels charge from $100 -150 and luxury hotels charge $180 +. Online bookings offered. The best hotels in Quebec are as follows:



  • Auberge de Jeunesse de la Paix
  • Auberge Internationale de Quebec
  • Hotel Auberge Michel Doyon


Mid range:

  • L’Hotel du Vieux Quebec
  • Relais Charles-Alexandre
  • Hotel des Coutellier
  • La Maison Sainte-Ursule
  • Chateau Mont-Sainte-Anne
  • Hotel Maison du Fort
  • Hotel Chateau Bellevue
  • Hotel Manoir d’Auteil
  • Auberge Quatre-Temps



  • Immeubles Charlevoix
  • Loews Le Concorde Hotel
  • Hilton Quebec
  • Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

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