• Old Québec at sunset

Quebec City Holidays

Experience a truly continental Canada in Québec City: home to centuries of history and beautiful architecture. 

A trip to this French-speaking city is a step back in time to old world Europe with its cobbled streets and chocolate-box buildings, as well as the striking, gothic Cathedral-Basilica Notre-Dame de-Québec. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and against a backdrop of stunning landscapes, Québec City will capture your heart and your imagination. Be sure to wander the 2.8 mile long Fortifications of Québec and wrap up warm against the cold weather if you're visiting during the chillier months, when temperatures can reach as low as minus 25, making this city a winter wonderland.

Destination Highlights
  • Wander along the city's famous fortifications and its cobblestone streets
  • Cruise along the St. Lawrence on a whale watching excursion
  • Take a gourmet food tour across the city to sample it's French cuisine
  • Shop in the city's famous Rue Saint-Jean's boutiques
  • Head to nearby Montmorency Falls to see its rushing waters

Time Zone

GMT-5 hours

Flight Time

Approx 8 hours; Indirect flights are available with Air Canada via Toronto or Montreal. Indirect flights are also available with United Airlines and American Airlines via the USA.

Currency

CAD - Canadian Dollar

Visa Information

Please ensure you have a valid electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to your departure to Canada. Please check on the Canadian Embassy for all Visa FAQ’s.

Language

French, English

Health Information

No vaccinations required
  • Old Quebec City

    Discover the cities fascinating history - take a walk along the fortified walls (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and admire the picturesque views from many different vantage points. Visit various notable historical sites, such as the cobbled streets of the Petit-Champlain District, the Old Port and Place-Royale, the impressive battlefields of Plains of Abraham and the Parliament Buildings. Make sure to stroll along the Dufferin Terrace and take a picture of world-famous Château Frontenac, the most photographed hotel on the planet.

  • Wendake

    Discover the fascinating history and cultures of Quebec's Huron-Wendat Nation. Take a walk through historic Old Wendake dating back to 1730, view craft demonstrations and exhibitions of cultural objects, and archaeological artifacts or head to the Onhoüa Chetek8e Traditional Huron Site - this authentic reconstruction of a Huron village is an incredible window onto the history, traditions, and way of life of the Huron-Wendat Nation.

  • Winter Activities

    Step into a winter wonderland with guaranteed snowy scenes and epic activities that can only be enjoyed in the winter months. The adventurous can try their hand at snowshoeing, fat biking, snowmobiling and dog sledding - while families will love ice skating or tubing and sliding through the snow tracks throughout the city. No winter trip to Quebec City would be complete without a visit to the famous ice hotel - Hotel De Glace. Enjoy a signature cocktail in the hotel's ice bar or relax and unwind in the Nordic Spa next door.

  • Montmorency Falls, Quebec City, Quebec

    Montmorency Falls

    Open year-round, the beautiful Montmorency Falls Park is located just a few minutes from downtown Québec City. This incredible waterfall is 276ft tall - over 100ft taller than the famous Niagara Falls in Ontario. Take the cable car up the cliff for a panoramic walking tour or follow the footpath along the top of the cliff to the suspended bridge, for breath taking views of the surrounding park - thrill-seekers can even try the 300 metre double zip line across the falls.

  • Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier

    Nicknamed “Québec City's Great Outdoors” - Jacques-Cartier National Park is a vast and mountainous, crisscrossed by deep valleys, churning rivers and stunning forests. A paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, there are a multitude of ways to experience the park and its scenic landscapes, from hiking and cycling trails to snowshoeing, fishing, canoeing or kayaking - but visiting in autumn is an absolute must to view the breath taking displays of 'Fall' colour.

  • Whale Watching

    Take an unforgettable journey out on the famous St Lawrence River to spot more than five different species of whales that migrate through its waters every year. Best viewed between May - October, travel either independently or on a tour through the stunning Charlevoix region to Baie-Sainte-Catherine situated at the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord and with views that are simply breathtaking. You could be lucky enough to spot Minke, Humpback or even Blue and Fin whales or if you want to be closer to the water, head out in a Zodiac where you may spot Rorquals, and Belugas.

  • Omkar

    Destination Specialist

    "Grab some local delicacies and head to Battlefields Park to enjoy a picnic with incredible views of the Citadelle and the St. Lawrence river."

  • Charlotte, Destination Specialist

    Charlotte

    Destination Specialist

    "My favourite time to visit is in winter, when the city looks extra romantic in the snow. It's also the perfect time to vist the traditional Christmas Markets for unique Christmas Gifts."

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