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Québec City Travel Guide

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Plan Your Québec City Vacation

Québec City's alluring setting atop Cape Diamond (Cap Diamant) evokes a past of high adventure, military history, and exploration. This French-speaking capital city is the only walled city north of Mexico. Visitors come for the delicious and inventive cuisine, the remarkable historical continuity, and to share in the seasonal exuberance of the largest Francophone population outside


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Top Reasons To Go

  1. See the Château Frontenac Even if you're not staying at Québec City's most famous landmark, make sure to pop into one of the world's legendary hotels.
  2. Dine at world-class restaurants High-end bistros; hip, hole-in-the-wall cafés; and amazing breweries Québec City has it all.
  3. Explore La Citadelle Québec City's highest perch is the largest fortified base in North America, and site of the daily Changing of the Guard in summer.
  4. Play on the Plains of Abraham With cross-country skiing and sledding in winter and picnicking, concerts, and in-line skating in summer, this huge park is a popular place for outdoor fun.
  5. Experience Carnaval de Québec Dance at the Ice Palace, catch the night parade, or sluice down a snow slide. For three weekends in January and February, the city hosts one of the biggest winter festivals in the world.

When To Go

When to Go

Winter is formidable, but the city stays alive—especially during the popular Winter Carnival. Spring is short and sweet with the cabanes à sucre<...

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