Aware of its appeal and charm and just a touch cavalier,
Quebec City exudes the grace and effortless style that
continues to draw visitors every year. The city encompasses
everything it takes to satisfy and delight tourists. Situated
captivatingly on the St. Lawrence River with cherished
and historical architecture, a vibrant and ample history and an abundance of entertaining activities and sights, Quebec is a distinct place offering
the joys of a unique French culture. Quebec City is the
perfect compliment to the city of Montreal in many ways.
Things to do in Quebec abound as they do in other Canadian
city counterparts, only in Quebec the feel is slightly
different due to its French-Canadian background. When
starting out from your Quebec hotel you’ll have
to decide how you’ll spend your day, or if lucky,
your days! The Gatineau’s should be top priority
for things to do in Quebec and are a well known area where
urban meets wilderness. Gatineau is found on the Ottawa
River directly across from Ottawa and offers a great backdrop for outdoor activities. This
is a perfect place for those wanting to enjoy the outdoors.
Skiing in Quebec
A leader in Canadian skiing, things to do in Quebec should definitely include this favorite Canadian pastime. Things to do in Quebec aren’t complete without getting in some skiing at Mont Tremblant, one of Canada’s leading ski destinations where skiers and snowboarders in the thousands flock each year. Situated among the towering Laurentian Mountains northwest of Montreal, Tremblant is a European style village offering some of the best skiing in the country. In the summer the mountains provide a haven for canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking and hiking.
The agenda for things to do in Quebec City Canada is
jam-packed to the teeth! Old Town in the city is a UNESCO
World Heritage treasure and is a day well spent discovering
timeless appeal through 400 years of history. Restaurants
and shopping are at their prime
in Old Town as are other points of interest. Things to
do in Quebec City Canada in Old Town include a visit to
the Chateau Frontenac which is a heritage Quebec
hotel full of lively history. After the chateau explore
the history Upper Town in and around the same area, and
then take the steep set of stairs down to Lower town.
Lower Town, a famed Quebec attraction, was home to the
first settlers of New France and encompasses the Old Port
district and many other cherished sights.
Other City Sights
Tour the National Battlefields Park (Parc des Champs-de-Bataille), also know as the Plains of Abraham where many clashes between the French and British took place. The Place Royal is the historic town plaza which is home to one of the first settlements in North America with the initial construction beginning about 1680. More things to do in Quebec City Canada include a tour of Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church which dates back to 1847 and mimicked from medieval French designs. This stunning church features a 73 meter spire and 7 different kinds of Italian marble.
Often referred to as the “Gibraltar of America” the Quebec Citadel was built in 1823 to 1832 by the British to protect Quebec City. This imposing fort overlooks the St. Lawrence River and is manned, to this day, by traditionally dressed troops who perform the changing of the guard every summer at 10am. There is a fascinating museum on site and tour guides can take visitors on a one hour outing back through 250 years of Quebec’s stormy history.
Quebec City Museums
Quebec attractions are boundless and too many to list!
The mosaics of city neighborhoods is an interesting afternoon
walk in itself or stop by the Museum of Civilization and
prepare to be engrossed for at least 2 hours in one Canada’s
most interesting museums. The Musee du Fort chronicles
the city’s history while the Musee du Quebec displays
local and international art. And on top of all the Quebec
attractions to visit, make sure you get out and try some
authentic French cuisine, such as a steaming plate of
poutine, to even out your fun French holiday!