The birthplace of French North America and the only walled city north of Mexico, Québec is an open-air treasure chest that will delight history and culture buffs alike.

Its European background and modern, North American character are set off by a heady blend of history, traditional and contemporary art, and French language culture to make Québec City a destination like no other.

Visitors flock to Old Québec. This fortified part of the city exudes Old World charm, with winding, cobblestoned streets and a profusion of boutiques, museums, and attractions. From timeless Grande Allée to the trendy Saint-Roch neighborhood, Québec City is a place to slow down and savor the finer things in life.

Take your time—there’s a stellar lineup of cultural and sporting activities, exciting events, festivals, plays, shows, museums, and concerts to enjoy. The Québec Winter Carnival, the world’s biggest winter celebration, is an enduring classic that help visitors discover all that Québec’s rich culture has to offer.

Québec City has plenty of room for everyone (17,250 hotel rooms at last count). Whether you’re looking for a big chain hotel, a boutique hotel with a charm all its own, or a vacation hotel not far from downtown, Québec City boasts American style efficiency in EuroStyle surroundings. No wonder our hotel network and the services it provides are envied the world over.

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Winter is also a great time to visit, as the city is draped in a romantic blanket of white. What better time to discover all kinds of wintry adventures! How does a visit to the Ice Hotel grab you? Or a turn at dogsledding, ice climbing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, or snowmobiling! Spring and fall have their own charms too. A hop, skip and jump from downtown, visitors are already in another world—there’s a whole outdoor playground to discover! Talk about nirvana for sports enthusiasts. A national wildlife area, a national park, two wildlife preserves, four ski resorts, and some thirty cross country ski centers are just some of the area’s many outdoor attractions.

Easy to Get To

The Québec City area is easy to get to by plane, train, or car: it’s well served by an efficient highway network, and Jean Lesage International Airport is just 16 km from downtown.

Vacation Treats

Québec City is renowned for the quality of its fine dining and has a little black book’s worth of local and European-style restaurants, sidewalk cafés, and cool bistros where you can enjoy local produce, fine cuisine, and innovative global fare, including no fewer than 100 memorable restaurants in the historic old city alone.And you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to accommodation, too. Take your pick from cozy inns, luxury hotels, trendy addresses, and charming bed & breakfasts.

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The City and Region

Old Québec

Museums and Heritage Sites

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