Quebec City Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Quebec City - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Basilique Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

François de Laval, the first bishop of New France, once ruled a diocese that stretched to the Gulf of Mexico. Laval's original cathedral...

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The first Anglican cathedral outside the British Isles was erected in the heart of Québec City's Upper Town between 1800 and 1804. Its...

Chapelle des Ursulines

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Founded in 1639, the Couvent des Ursulines is the oldest institution of learning for women in North America. Its chapel is where French...

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

  • Hotel–Sight

The most photographed landmark in Québec City, this imposing turreted castle with a copper roof owes its name to the Comte de Frontenac,...

Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site

  • Park/Playground

In the early 19th century this was just a clear space surrounded by a picket fence and poplar trees. The French began building ramparts...

Ghost Tours of Québec

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Costumed actors lead ghoulish 90-minute evening tours of Québec City murders, executions, and ghost sightings. The tours (C$20) are...

Grosse Île National Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

For thousands of immigrants from Europe in the 1800s, the first glimpse of North America was the hastily erected quarantine station at...

Henry Stuart House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

If you want to get a firsthand look at how the well-to-do English residents of Québec City lived in a bygone era, this is the place.

Jardin des Gouverneurs

  • Park/Playground

In this small park just south of the Château Frontenac stands the Wolfe-Montcalm Monument, a 50-foot-tall obelisk that pays tribute...

La Citadelle

  • Military Site

Built at the city's highest point, on Cap Diamant, the Citadelle is the largest fortified base in North America still occupied by troops.

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