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Places to visit, points of interest and top things to see in Quebec

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Historic Quebec City
Historic Quebec, now a neighbourhood of larger Quebec City, was the complete main city in the 17th century. Centuries-old fortifications surround the old city. Many attractions and mostly all buildings within these walls are of historical nature. This is why the complete neighbourhood itself is one of the top attractions in Quebec, Canada and even North America and declared an World Heritage Site by UNESCO.... read more arrow
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The Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal is a beautiful historical and religious masterpiece.... read more arrow
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The Jardins botanique de Montreal often offers splendid garden style themes.... read more arrow
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The marché Jean-Talon is a vibrant and locally popular semi-outside market located in the central-northern part of Montreal.... read more arrow
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Mount Royal is a natural distinctive landmark of the city of Montreal that can be seen from many miles away when driving toward the city. Downtown Montreal is located at between the bottom of it's east-southern side and the St. Laurence River.
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Pointe-à-Cailliére is a very popular historical and archeological museum about the Montreal region.... read more arrow
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Founded and built by Fr. André in the 1920's, The St.Joseph Oratory is a very popular Catholic pilgrimage site devoted to St. Joseph. It is located on the north-western side of Mount Royal. It has a small church/chapel at it's lowest floor, a museum at an higher floor and an impressive contemporary church at it's top floor that is topped by a large, recognizable from miles away, dome.

Many hundred thousands of pilgrims from all over the world visit the St. Joseph Oratory every year.... read more arrow
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An historical shipyard converted into a leisure and walking area. It also hosts an IMAX theatre and is located in a natural prolongation of the Place Jacques Cartier and surrounding old Montreal District. ... read more arrow
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Notre-Dame-du-Cap, west of Trois-Rivières by the St. Laurence River, is a very popular Catholic pilgrimage sanctuary that is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.... read more arrow
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The district of Old Montreal (Vieux Montréal in French), in Montreal, Quebec, was once a walled district in what is today considered as one of the most cosmopolitan cities in North America. Located along the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the district was established under the name of Ville-Marie in the 17th century, the city of Old Montreal is a district that prides itself for its rich historical and cultural heritage. During the 19th century, the district of Old Montreal was considered as a bourgeois center as the entire city of Montreal became the central hub of politics and commerce. After the Second World War, Old Montreal was forgotten momentarily as the surrounding districts were developed, leaving Old Montreal as it has been over the centuries. By the 1960s, the preservation of the architecture and infrastructures in the Old Montreal district has been recognized by the city of Montreal and Canada that it was declared as a National Historic Site... read more arrow
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La Ronde is an popular amusement park in Montreal that is operated by Six Flags. It is more precisely located on Notre-Dame Island (or Parc Jean-Drapeau) southeast of downtown Montreal.... read more arrow
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Hailed as the archipelago between the sea and the sky, the Iles de la Madeleine is an archipelago situated right at the heart of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and defined as part of Quebec in Canada. It is comprised of about 12 different islands, six of which are connected together by sand dunes. The location of the different islands forming the archipelago provides the Iles de la Madeleine a mild maritime climate, allowing warm summer breezes to continue blowing into the islands as late as the month of September.

The healthy, fresh, salty sea air and the pristine beaches have made the Iles de la Madeleine a favorite destination for Canadians and travelers from other parts of the world. The Iles de la Madeleine is home to a number of different lagoons that make it safe and ideal to enjoy a variety of water sports activities such as kayaking, windsurfing and jet skiing... read more arrow
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Marché Bonsecours is an historical indoor market located in Old Montreal. It now hosts fine boutiques. ... read more arrow
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The Musée de Beaux Arts is one of the most famous Art museum in Montreal and even Canada. It often hosts many different expositions originating from around the world.... read more arrow
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Places d'Armes is an historical military training spot that has been converted into a plaza.... read more arrow
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The Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours chapel is an historical, 350-years old church that has been loved by many generations.... read more arrow
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The Atwater market is a popular and vibrant market located in western downtown Montreal.... read more arrow
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The Montreal Biodome is an indoor eco-habitat animal conservatory. It features, for example, a rainforest zone, boreal zone and arctic zone that each include related animals and species.... read more arrow
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The Marie-Reine-du-Monde Cathedral impressively replicates Vatican's / Rome's St. Peter's Basilica. Although it has been built to a smaller scale that the original model, it is still one of the largest church in the country.

It is located in downtown Montreal in the heart of the business district next to the Place Bonaventure, Place Ville-Marie, the Marriott & Queen Elizabeth Hotels and the Bell Center to name a few. ... read more arrow
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The museum features a series of interesting exhibitions about the history of Montreal, Quebec and Canada.... read more arrow
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The Insectarium hosts an impressive collection of insects from around the world that was collected by the famous entomologist Georges Brossard.... read more arrow
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Place Jacques-Cartier is an old Montreal town square (or plaza) that is surrounded by historical buildings, restaurants and terraces. Next to it is an "Allée des artistes" (artists alley) where painters and hand illustrators demonstrate their art and sell their creations. ... read more arrow
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The Château Ramesay is an historical house that was transformed into a museum. Throughout the building, you can see historical re-creation of room objects and settings that replicates what an elite house life looked like a few centuries ago.... read more arrow
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The olympic park was originally built and dedicated for the 1976 Summer Olympic Games. Th large land area also includes the Olympic stadium, the Biodome, the Arena Maurice Richard and Montral's Botanical Gardens.... read more arrow
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The Château Frontenac is one of the most distinctive landmarks in Quebec City and located within the historical district and visible accross the St.Laurence River as the highest of Quebec's higher city monument. Visitors can walk through the hall and visit some lower floor boutiques. The Chateau Frontenac is now operated as one of Fairmont's luxury hotel.... read more arrow
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Just a the feet of some of old Quebec's fortifications is the Petit Champlain neighbourhood. It offers one of the most charming historical walks and small brick road sights in North America. ... read more arrow
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La Citadelle is an historic military fort, overlooking the St.Laurence River, that was built to train forces and defend Quebec City.... read more arrow
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Historic site of the épic "Plaines d'Abraham" battle of September 13th 1759 between the british forces and the defending Nouvelle-France one. The area as been conserved as a commemorative open field park. It is located next to La Citadelle de Quebec, west of the historic district and near the St-Laurence River.... read more arrow
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The Civilization Museum of a href="/north-america/canada/quebec/quebec-city/">Quebec City offers a large variety of inspirational exhibits that are open on the world or more focused about Quebec City's region and history. To these exhibits are added interesting cultural activities.... read more arrow
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The fortifications of Quebec City were built in the 17th century. The newly born city founded by Samuel de Champlain was strategically located on a hill overlooking a narrowing the St.Laurence River. The fortifications were to defend the city in case of wars but also to enhance it's authoritative control, by embedding long range canons, over ships wanting to pass by.... read more arrow
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The Terrace Dufferin is the most elevated plateau behind Quebec City's fortifications. It is the main spot where historically, military generals would oversee the naval activity on the St. Laurence. It is located by the Chateau Frontenac.

Archeology display pits were made recently accessible to the public. They expose how part of the fortifications was structured behind the 17th century wall.... read more arrow
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Notre-Dame de Québec is the church of the oldest parish in Canada. It is located in the heart of the city's historical district.... read more arrow
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Notre-Dame-Des-Victoires is a very charming small church that is part of the popular historical Petit Champlain neighbourhood. It's name, "Our Lady of Victory", was given after the victory of the French defending forces in the 1690's Battle of Quebec. It was then changed to "Our Lady of Victories" when another attacking British fleet was sunk because of a storm in 1759.... read more arrow
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The Artillery Parc of old Quebec display how artillery components and powders were managed in the 17th century. It is located in small historical stone building near the entrance of the old Quebec City district and close to the parliament.... read more arrow
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The Promenades des Gouverneurs is a hilly walking path that goes from the Terrace Dufferin, near the Château Frontenac, to the Plaines d'Abraham. It offers a great view of the historical district of Quebec City and of the St. Laurence River.... read more arrow
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The Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is a Catholic sanctuary that receives more than 500,000 pilgrims every year.

The popularity of this pilgrimage site in the honor of Ste. Ann is due to many alleged miraculous healings that happened following a visit to this sacred site.... read more arrow
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The Festival of New France (also Fêtes de la Nouvelle France) is an annual festival that takes place in the historical district of Quebec City for about a one week. During that time, visitors can see people wearing historical costumes and role playing which creates a great visiting ambiance. ... read more arrow
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Quebec City's annual Winter Carnival showcases great winter ambiance in a greatly well preserved historical setting. There are parades, slides within some of the historical districts's street, ice sculpture displays and much more.... read more arrow
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The Fort Chambly is an historical fort built by the New France forces to control and protect the access to the Richelieu River.... read more arrow
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The Pierced Rock (or Roché Percé) is an impressive rock wall that was left standing after thousands of years of costal erosion. It has an gateway hole near it's seaside extremity that can be visited a few hours a day by foot when the tides permit it.

It is located in Percé at the far east of the Gaspésie peninsula and a few stone throws away of the Bonaventure Island.... read more arrow
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The Bonaventure Island is a small and roundly shaped island that is located at the end of the Gaspésie peninsula of the province of Quebec and very close to the Rocher Percé (or Pierced Rock).

The island is well known to host an impressive, and largest in the world, colony of Northern Gannets birds during the summer months. It is also a sanctuary for many other bird species. Apart from a historically preserved farm house and a few walking trails, the Island offers a fully natural landscape. It can be visited and accessed through boat tours from Percé.... read more arrow
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The Beers and Tastes Festival is annually held in Chambly. It offer visitors a great selection of micro-brewed beers as well as a nice variety of cheese, wines and cider made by local artisans. This is all held in the charming historical setting of the old Fort Chambly by the Richelieu River. ... read more arrow
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The Canadian Railway Museum in Saint-Constant, Quebec, displays old trains and locomotives that were used from the beginning of the industrialization boom of the 1800's to the late 1900's. Some of these locomotives and wagons can also be visited from the inside.... read more arrow
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The Zoo Sauvage de St-Félicien (or St. Felicien's Wilderness Zoo), hosts an impressive number of North American animals. The animals are contained within naturally landscaped areas that can be observed by near walking paths or by mini-train.... read more arrow
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The Granby Zoo contains a larger and interesting number of world animals that are grouped by themes. A ticket to the zoo can also entitles you an entrance to the Amazoo, a recreative pool and water games area.... read more arrow
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The Château Montebello is a luxury hotel made of an impressive and visible wooden rotunda structure which is accessible for public viewing. The hotel complex is located by the charming Outaouais River in Montebello in southwestern Quebec.... read more arrow
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The Omega Park is a "Drive-in" wildlife park that contains thousands of animals that are free to move around the enclosed nature and vehicle paths. It is an impressive sight to see all these animals moving and laying around as you drive slowly by. ... read more arrow
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The Montreal Casino is located on the Ile-Notre-Dame (Notre-Dame Island), south of downtown Montreal, and by the Gilles-Villeneuves car racing track. It can be accessed through the Jacques Cartier Bridge or through the smaller La Concorde Bridge if arriving from the Old Montreal District. ... read more arrow
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The Manoir Richelieu is a luxury hotel that is set next to the St. Laurence River in the charming Charlevoix region. The Charlevoix Casino is located within the same luxury complex.... read more arrow
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The Casino de Charlevoix is located on the western hills of La Malbaie in the Charlevoix region of Quebec. It was built right next of the prestigious Manoir Richelieu.... read more arrow
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The Casino du Lac Leamy is located in Gatineau's Hull district next to Ottawa.... read more arrow
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Going to Mont Tremblant is like anything else in North America. Tons of quality outdoor activities are available around this spectacular country center and it's Austrian styled pedestrian village will give you a sightseeing and experience to remember.

The pedestrian village, owned and operated by Intrawest, offers many charming restaurants, bistros and boutiques settled in a breathtaking European decor. The pedestrian village is the hot spot for visitors and tourists and also the center point of many outdoor activities like skiing, golf, water sports, trails and much more. No cars are admitted in the hilly village but you can always take a ride up the village with a free open gondola service... read more arrow
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The Parliament of Quebec is the main seat of diplomatic governance for the province of Quebec. This nice and impressive building is located just in front of the historical district's fortifications and main gates.... read more arrow
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The Montmorency Falls (or "Chutes") in Beauport, near Quebec City, are one of the tallest waterfalls in North America. Although far from being as large in width, the Chutes Montmorency are actually 30m taller than the Niagara Falls.... read more arrow
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The Musée du Fort offers an impressive room-sized animated model of the most important battles that was fought for the control of Quebec City.... read more arrow

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