One of the most-visited cities in Canada, Quebec City is known for its breathtaking natural surroundings and unique history.
Here are five things you must do during your time in this captivating city.
Take a stroll around Old Québec. A UNESCO world heritage site, Old Québec is brimming with history. Top sites include the Fortifications of Québec and the Citadel (both of which were used to defend the city), and the beautiful churches of Notre-Dame-de-Québec Basilica-Cathedral, Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Jesuits Chapel, and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.
Traveling with a loved one? If you get tired of walking, you can always hop into a horse-drawn carriage for an unforgettably romantic tour of this historic area.
Learn about the Huron-Wendat Nation at Wendake. Visit the authentic reconstruction of a Huron village to learn more about the fascinating history and culture of the Huron-Wendat Nation. Be sure to check out the Tsawenhohi House, located in Old Wendake, which was the home of several Grand Chiefs. Today, it is a Council of the Huron-Wendat Nation heritage site.
Experience the fresh fare on Ile d’Orléans. Located only 15 minutes from downtown Québec City, this unique island is known for its farming and agricultural industries. Settle into a cozy bed & breakfast and spend a few days living off fresh produce from nearby farm stands (be sure to enjoy the succulent strawberries for which the island is known!), or dining in gourmet restaurants.
Be enchanted by the beautiful landscape of Portneuf. The Portneuf region is located between Trois-Rivières and Québec City. It is known for its quaint villages, farmlands, and stunning landscape (cliffs, rivers, and more than 1,000 lakes). There are a number of easy-to-navigate regional routes you can take to explore all Pontneuf has to offer.
Enjoy nature at Jacques-Cartier. Dubbed “Québec City’s Great Outdoors,” the large municipality of Jacques-Cartier is located about 20 minutes north of downtown Québec. It is a large green space that offers ample opportunities for outdoor fun, making it perfect for families.
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