5 Top-Rated Attractions & Things to Do in Québec City
It is the only North American walled city and it’s aUNESCO World Heritage Site? French-speaking Quebec City is strategically located atop steeply cliffed peaks These buildings overlook the St. Lawrence River. Established in 1608 for fur trading It quickly became an administrative entity, a colony at the present-day Place Royale centre and is today the capital of Quebec Province.
TheUpper TownHaute-Village was also originally known as. It was built for military purposes and includes the defensive Citadel. The Chateau is one of the city’s most famous landmarks. Frontenac, and the City Fortifications. TheLower Town(or) Basse-Ville (or the original settlement) is located in what is now known. It is known for its narrow, picturesque streets and historical, stone buildings.
You can access the Vieux Port Quebec-Levis Ferry from here (Old Port), where there are many tourist attractions including the Musee de la Civilization, and the picturesque Quartier Petit-Champlain neighborhood. There are many things to do in this area. Both the upper and lower districts can be found here. These streets are connected by narrow streets and a few steep stairs. Funiculaire.
Plan your next getaway with our list of the best tourist attractions in Québec City.
1. Wander through Place Royale
Place Royale sits on the original site of Quebec’s foundation. This is the spot where Samuel de Champlain constructed a fur trading platform in 1608, Soon it became the capital of French America. Louis was the inspiration for its name. Place Royale is home to XIV, whose bust adorns the monument.North America’s largest remaining collection of 17th- and/18th-century buildings.
The pretty stone churchNotre-Dame des VictoiresFaces Maison Chevalier, a Maison Cobbled SquareMusee de la Civilisation. Place Royale is adjacent, looking out across the river and surrounded by Built with strong walls and palisades the little Batterie Royale was built in 1691.
2. Explore La Citadelle de Québec
Looking westwards and towards the St. Lawrence River, you will be thrusting upwards. Cap Diamant, at 100 m tall, commands an expansive and magnificent view. varied panorama. The Citadel of Quebec, which is a star-shaped structure, can be seen atop the hill. A massive fortress, protected by ramparts, thick walls, and ditches. Built in 1832. It is still used today as a military post. For generals, officers and servicemen. The Governor General of Canada’s summer residence
This building is also home to the 22nd Canadian Regiment headquarters. It was formed at the first World War and boasts a A distinguished record including action at the Battle of the Somme Much later, in Korea War.
Each year, summer visitors can witness the Changing of the guard ceremony. morning, and the military museums, located in the middle-18th-century powder Magazine is available in the Citadel’s southern corner, and is open all year.
3. See the Plains of Abraham (Champs de Bataille)
To the west of Citadel lies the sprawling city wall. Green expanse known as the Plains of Abraham, also called Champs de Bataille. The British, under General Wolfe, defeated the French in 1759. Montcalm, and won. Exhibits recount the turbulent history of Quebec City refused to give up and fell to the British.
You will also find the remains of two Martello towers. Additional fortifications in Quebec. Joan began in the late 1930s. Louis Perron’s Arc Garden has a spectacular display of flowers From spring through fall
Families with children can enjoy interactive exhibits in the Children’s Museum. museums that encourage younger visitors to get involved with history The family “treasure hunting” will be a great time for young children. Encourages exploration and discovery within this park.
4. Visit Musée de la civilisation
The Musee of Civilisation in Quebec City is made up of three parts. Institution that focuses on the many aspects of human history and the French America was established with its main museum inBasse-VilleNear theOld Port. The central area was designed by Moshe Safdie, a well-respected architect. Museums are of great architectural importance. The permanent collection Explore the diverse cultures and lands of the world to find inspiration. Quebec experience.
TheMusee de l’Amerique FrancophoneThe historic Seminaire de Quebec houses the Museum of French America.Upper Town. The museum, as the name implies, deals with all aspects related to the history of North American French.
5. Château Frontenac
Constructed for the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1894, the grand Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac It is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city and one of its most prestigious hotels. You can see this historic property from miles away. Even more impressive at night.
The hotel’s terrace Dufferin offers stunning views from right in front Northwards towards the Laurentians and the Promenade des Gouverneurs Southwards towards the Citadel and Plains of Abraham. This elevated vantage was originally Fort St.-Louis’s original location. It was also the governor’s residence. Residence during colonial times. Tourists can view the ruins beneath the buildings. promenade.