View of the Chateau Frontenac and the surrounding buildings

Cruise from Quebec City, Quebec

A quick 20-minute ride from the Jean-Lesage International Airport gives you plenty of time to explore Old Quebec City and the surrounding regions. See the continent's only walled city north of Mexico, and discover Rue Saint-Jean — its pedestrian-packed cobblestone streets are lined with shops both contemporary and traditional. Then, climb the narrow streets to catch the city's defining sight: the century-plus-old Chateau Frontenac.
National Language French
Currency Accepted Canadian Dollar (CAD)

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Things To Do in Quebec City

View of the front of the Basilica of Sainte Anne de Beaupre

Quebec City, Quebec, Basilica of Sainte Anne De Beaupre

Take a Pilgrimage

Take a Pilgrimage

Up for a miracle? Recreate the traditional pilgrimage to St. Anne de Beaupre Basilica, a site renowned for healings and noted for its stunning architecture. Upon your return, pause and marvel at the thunderous rush of Montmorency Falls.

A plate of poutine with chicken

Quebec City, Quebec, Poutine Dish

Find Your Inner Foodie

Find Your Inner Foodie

The Quebecois offer a feast of local fare complete with wine pairings. Sample traditional Quebec cuisine with a modern twist, organic rotisserie specialties, the famous Quebec poutine and steamy crepes. The delicious finish line is none other than the Chocolate Museum.

Various buildings within Riyak Square in Quebec City, Quebec

Quebec City, Quebec, Riyak Plaza Buildings

French Village Charm

The illuminated streets of Petit-Champlain and Place Royale let you travel back over 400 years to North America's first permanent French settlement. Jump on a cruise to Quebec City and venture up to the district by way of the staircase, or enjoy the views from atop the funicular, which has run since 1879.

A chef holding a pie

Quebec City, Quebec, Chef Holding A Pie

Local Cuisine

The Quebecois are pioneers of farm-to-table cuisine, and you'll find gourmet experiences on every corner. Sample French specialties including pork and venison, or comfort foods like poutine — a plate piled high with fries, brown gravy and creamy cheese curds and tourtieres, a savory meat pie spiced with clove and allspice and topped with a flaky crust. BYOB restaurants are popular in La Vielle Capital.

A storefront window with handbags

Quebec City, Quebec, Storefront


In Vieux Quebec, seek out fine knits and cashmere, leather and suede clothing, Inuit art, specialty chocolates, maple syrup and gourmet olive oils and vinegars. Along Petit-Champlain and Place Royale, you'll find artisan stone sculptures, boutique designer fashions, fudge and famous Quebec ciders.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Although French is the official language here, English is widely spoken.
2 Attempts to speak en Francais are wholeheartedly appreciated. Try "bonjour" to greet shopkeepers and service staff and "merci" to say thank you.

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