View of the Chateau Frontenac and the surrounding buildings
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Cruise to Quebec City, Quebec

Quebec City blends old-world eye candy with fresh attitude from modern boutiques and coffee shops to cutting-edge music festivals. Set upon the mighty St. Lawrence River, the city holds more than four centuries of history, a vibrant contemporary art scene and an abundance of gastronomic discoveries. Step back in time and explore the Old City. Pass through imposing stone walls and walk cobblestone streets — you'll notice a range of architectural styles, from Baroque to art deco. With Quebec City cruises you can experience a sugar rush at one of the many boulangeries. Then, walk it off with a visit to the iconic Chateau Frontenac towering over the Quebec capital.
National Language French
Currency Accepted Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Things To Do in Quebec City

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

Take a Pilgrimage

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

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

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

Find Your Inner Foodie

A plate of poutine with chicken

A plate of poutine with chicken

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
Various buildings within Riyak Square in Quebec City, Quebec

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
A 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
A storefront window with handbags

Shopping

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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