Sights & Attractions in Québec City

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Name Category Location
 
Antiques district
Antiques shops cluster around rues St-Pierre and St-Paul, the...
Stores / Malls Lower Town
 
Avenue Cartier
The mix of reasonably priced restaurants and bars, groceries...
Neighborhoods / Streets Outside the Old City
 
Basilique Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec
François de Laval, the first bishop of New France, and his successors...
Religious Sites Upper Town
 
Boutique des Métiers d'Art du Québec
After the death in 2009 of the legendary glassblower Jean Vallières...
Museums / Galleries Lower Town
 
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
The first Anglican cathedral outside the British Isles was erected...
Religious Sites Upper Town
 
Édifice Price
Styled after the Empire State Building, the 17-story, art deco...
Architectural Sites Upper Town
 
Église Notre-Dame-des-Victoires
The fortress shape of the altar is no accident; this small but...
Religious Sites Lower Town
 
Église St-Jean-Baptiste
Architect Joseph-Ferdinand Peachy's crowning glory in the "Second...
Religious Sites Outside the Old City
 
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
The most photographed landmark in Québec City, this imposing...
Hotels Upper Town
 
Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site
In the early 19th century this was just a clear space surrounded...
Parks Upper Town
 
Grande-Allée
One of the city's oldest streets, the Grande Allée was the route...
Neighborhoods / Streets Outside the Old City
 
Grosse Île National Park
For thousands of immigrants from Europe in the 1800s, the first...
Parks Upper Town
 
Henry Stuart House
If you want to get a firsthand look at how the well-to-do English...
Houses / Mansions Upper Town
 
Hôtel du Parlement
The only French-speaking legislature in continental North America...
Government Buildings Outside the Old City
 
Huron-Wendat Village
A 25-minute drive outside city limits takes you into another...
Native American Sites Outside the Old City
 
Ice Hotel
The first of its kind in North America, this hotel is constructed...
Hotels Outside the Old City
 
Jardin des Gouverneurs
In this small park just south of the Château Frontenac stands...
Parks Upper Town
 
L'Escalier Casse-Cou
The steepness of the city's first iron stairway, an ambitious...
Architectural Sites Lower Town
 
La Citadelle
Built at the city's highest point, on Cap Diamant, the Citadelle...
Military Sites Upper Town
 
Maison Chevalier
This old stone house (which is actually three houses brought...
Houses / Mansions Lower Town
 
Maison J. A. Moisan
Founded in 1871 by Jean-Alfred Moisan, this store claims the...
Stores / Malls Outside the Old City
 
Maison Louis-Jolliet
Louis Jolliet, the first European to see the Mississippi River...
Houses / Mansions Lower Town
 
Montcalm Monument
France and Canada jointly erected this monument honoring Louis-Joseph...
Memorials / Monuments Upper Town
 
Morrin Cultural Centre
This stately gray-stone building has served many purposes, from...
Libraries Upper Town
 
Musée de l'Amérique Francophone
A former student residence of the Séminaire de Québec houses...
Museums / Galleries Upper Town
 
Musée de la Civilisation
Wedged between narrow streets at the foot of the cliff, this...
Museums / Galleries Lower Town
 
Musée du Fort
A 30-minute sound-and-light show reenacts the area's important...
Museums / Galleries Upper Town
 
Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec
This neoclassical beaux arts structure showcases more than 22,000...
Museums / Galleries Upper Town
 
Observatoire de la Capitale
For a bird's-eye view from 31 stories up, check out the Observatoire...
Viewpoints Outside the Old City
 
Old Port
On warm summer nights, the Old Port harbors an interesting and...
Promenades / Boardwalks Lower Town
 
Parc Aquarium du Québec
Breakfast with the walruses, lunch (carefully) with the polar...
Zoos / Aquariums Outside the Old City
 
Parc de l'Artillerie
Nineteenth-century British officers knew how to party in style...
Military Sites Upper Town
 
Parc des Champs-de-Bataille
These 250 acres of gently rolling slopes have unparalleled views...
Parks Upper Town
 
Parc Jeanne d'Arc
An equestrian statue of Joan of Arc is the focus of this park...
Parks Upper Town
 
Place d'Armes
For centuries, this square has been used for parades and military...
Squares Upper Town
 
Place de Paris
A much discussed (and sometimes ridiculed) black-and-white geometric...
Squares Lower Town
 
Place Royale
The houses that encircle this cobblestone square, with steep...
Squares Lower Town
 
Plains of Abraham
This park, named after Abraham Martin, who used the plains as...
Parks Upper Town
 
Promenade des Premiers Ministres
This walk has a series of panels that tell the story (in French)...
Promenades / Boardwalks Outside the Old City
 
Rue du Petit-Champlain
The oldest street in the city was once the main street of a harbor...
Neighborhoods / Streets Lower Town
 
Séminaire de Québec
Behind iron gates, next to the Notre-Dame-de-Québec cathedral...
Religious Sites Upper Town
 
St. Matthew's Cemetery
The burial place of many of the earliest English settlers in...
Cemeteries Outside the Old City
 
Terrasse Dufferin
This wide boardwalk with an intricate wrought-iron guardrail...
Viewpoints Upper Town
 
Tours Martello
Of the 16 Martello towers in Canada, four were built in Québec...
Military Sites Upper Town
 
Wolfe Monument
This tall monument marks the place where the British general...
Memorials / Monuments Upper Town
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