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Quebec City Holidays

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Book any of our Quebec City holidays and you'll be jetting off to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site. This picturesque city is home to the oldest streets in North America and is the only walled city north of Mexico. Bursting at the seams with rich culture, history and old-world charm, it would be difficult not to fall in love with its distinctly European charm.

Quebec City is the home of French Canadian culture in North America, and you can feel over 400 years of history in the air around you as you explore the cobblestone streets, architecture and countless museums. The historic districts will take you on a journey through time – the fact they are all within walking distance from one another is simply an added bonus.

Are you dreaming of visiting this splendid city?  With direct flights, hotels and car hire, we'll cover it all, so get in touch today and embark on the holiday of a lifetime with Canada Travel Specialists.

Visiting Quebec City in the Summer - Canada Travel Specialists
Visiting Quebec City in the Winter - Canada Travel Specialists
Visit Quebec City with the Canada Travel Specialists

Quebec Travel Guide

Things To Do in Quebec City

1. Valcartier Vacation Village

Valcartier Vacation Village offers fun for all the family! With Indoor and outdoor waterparks – heated slides included - open all year round, plus a winter playground including more than 35 snow slides, this is the perfect place to spend a day during your trip. For an unforgettable experience, visit in the winter months for the chance to stay in Hotel de Glace, North America’s only ice hotel.

2. Montmorency Falls

Reaching higher than the Niagara Falls, the 83 metre Montmorency Falls dominate the landscape outside Quebec City. The scenery around the falls is extraordinary, and visitors can take in the views on the leisurely gondola, the exhilarating suspension bridge or even zipline across it for the ultimate thrill. Visit in the summer to watch a fireworks competition with the falls as a backdrop, or venture there in the winter to witness the impressive, ‘Sugar Loaf’ – a cone of ice that forms at the foot of the waterfall.

3. Champagne at Chateau Frontenac

The most famous part of the Quebec landscape – not to mention the most photographed hotel in Canada – Fairmont le Chateau Frontenac is an absolute must for visitors. Book a room in this grand hotel for the ultimate luxurious stay, or why not dine in one of the many restaurants? We suggest you book the breakfast buffet in Place Dufferin and enjoy exquisite cuisine while taking in panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River.

4. Sightseeing Cruise

Travel along the St. Lawrence river to old town Quebec City on a sightseeing cruise with a knowledgeable guide who will teach you more about the fascinating history of the city. There are numerous options available – we suggest you take either dinner or fireworks cruise for your chance to watch the sunset from the water’s edge. No matter what the season, the view of Quebec City from the St. Lawrence river is always absolutely spectacular!

5. Visit Saint Anne de Beaupre Shrine

Visitors have been gazing in awe at the striking stained glass, sculptures and artistic masterpieces in this shrine for over 350 years. Dedicated to the grandmother of Jesus, this is the perfect stop if you would like to learn more about the religious history of Quebec, and the important part this Saint Anne continues to play in people’s faith.

Places to Eat in Quebec City

1. Le Ciel

Le Ciel is Quebec’s only revolving restaurant and has been an icon within the city since its establishment. Located right in the heart of the downtown area, you will enjoy dinner with a view – a 360-degree view of Quebec City, to be precise. Serving French-inspired cuisine at reasonable prices, this will be an unforgettable dining experience.

 

2. Le Chic Shack

Known throughout the city for its decadent gourmet burgers and delicious poutines, Le Chic Shack has become a staple for locals and visitors alike. Centrally located in the Haute Ville, stop here to indulge in some fresh local produce in friendly surroundings. Don’t forget to finish off your meal with one of their famous milkshakes!

  

3. Bistro L’Atelier

Situated on the busy Grande Allee, this chic bistro is known for its industrial décor and delicious cocktails. The friendly atmosphere encourages sharing which is reflected in its menu - from seafood platters to tapas - to make your dining experience more enjoyable and memorable.

 

4. La Korrigane

Named after an old exploration vessel, this small brewery is on a mission to promote Quebec’s small producers and business. Alongside their artisanal processes, they only use local produce in their wonderful beer and fantastic food menu.

 

5. Hosaka-Ya Ramen

Try something a little different while you stay in Quebec and sample the real flavours of Japan. Located just 5 minutes from downtown Quebec City, Hosaka-Ya serves large flavourful bowls of delicious comforting ramen that will suit all tastes. The chefs love to experiment, so dare to be different with your order and try one of the daily specials.

Top Tips for Visiting Quebec City

1. Book Early

This is particularly important if you want to stay at the Hotel de Glace. As the hotel is only open in the winter months – specifically from December until March – it is always in very high demand, so make sure you book early to secure your unforgettable stay.

2. Visit in the Winter

With an average snowfall of over 400cm per year, Quebec City truly comes alive in the winter season. The weather may be colder, but the activities in the city are heating up! From skiing on Mont Tremblant to taking partaking in the world-famous Quebec Winter Carnival, there are winter events for the whole family to enjoy.

3. Sample Traditional Food

Quebec City is renowned for its incredible dining scene, so make sure you try delicacies that are unique to the province! Meat pie, baked beans, pea soup and sugar pie are just some of the local offers you can sample during your stay.

4. Pack Walking Shoes

Quebec is an incredibly walkable city, so make sure you take the time to explore on foot. Pack your best walking shoes and explore the city like a local. Who knows what architectural marvel or beautiful viewpoint you will stumble upon?

5. Go Whale-Watching in Spring

Visit Quebec City between April and October and you will have the once in a lifetime experience to go whale-watching. From blue whales – the largest animal on the planet – to striking humpbacks, this is your perfect opportunity to get up close to nature. We recommend viewing from a Zodiac or sea kayak for the ultimate adventure.

Although the official language of Quebec is French, you will find plenty of people speaking English in this quaint city. The people are known for being warm, welcoming and always willing to lend a helping hand to visitors.

Aside from culture, Quebec City is home to some of Canada’s most magnificent scenery. Terrase Dufferin – located near the world-famous luxury Chateau Frontenac – is a walkway along the edge of a steep cliff, offering spectacular views of the St. Lawrence river winding below. Just minutes away from the city centre you have the opportunity to walk across a suspension bridge over a tumbling 270-foot waterfall. If you venture outside of the city, you will find wilderness lodges and the opportunity to fish, kayak and hunt.

Both cosmopolitan and diverse, Quebec City can offer a variety of fascinating and entertaining activities for all ages. The city is home to first-class dining, upmarket boutiques and world-class entertainment. Whether you are dreaming of an outdoor adventure or exploring the big city lights, a stay in Quebec can provide everything you are looking for and more.

With your own personal advisor, you will be able to tailor-make your perfect holiday to your exact requirements. Plus, with our low deposits and holiday payment plans, there has never been a better time to jet off to Quebec City.