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Quebec City Attractions

Top 16 things to see and do in Quebec City

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    A narrow street in Old Quebec City's "Petit Champlain" neighbourhood.

    Historic Quebec, now a larger Quebec City neighborhood, 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 historic nature. This is why the complete neighborhood itself is one of the top attractions in Quebec, Canada, and even North America and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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    Part of the Chateau Frontenac hotel exterior.

    The Chateau Frontenac is a historic luxury hotel located in Old Quebec City. Inaugurated in 1893, it was designated a national historic site of Canada in 1981. The hotel is in the Chateau style, especially inspired by the castles of the Loire in France.

    The castle-hotel was named in honor of Louis de Buade de Frontenac, governor of New France from 1672 to 1682 and from 1689 to 16981.

    The hotel is located in the Upper Town of the historic district of Old Quebec. It is visible across the St.Laurence River as the highest of Quebec's higher city monument. It overlooks Cap Diamant, and its location on the Dufferin Terrace offers a panoramic view of the St ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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  • * Regular pre-pandemic touristic activity level.

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