It’s the province of Québec that took its name from the city, and not the other way around. After all, it’s the capital!

We’re proud of it and with good reason: its 4.6-km (2.8-mi.) fortress, the plains where the country’s destiny was played out and the world’s most photographed hotel—the majestic Château Frontenac... A fortified city that’s open to the world. The city of Québec lets you bask in old-European charm in a modern setting.

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Did you know?

The city of Québec is the first city north of Mexico to be registered on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

To be discovered absolutely

In the Québec region, the soul of New France resonates in Old Québec. Enjoy an unobstructed view of stunning landscapes from above the Montmorency Falls. And savour the delights of the four seasons on Île d’Orléans.

Old Québec

The only fortified city north of Mexico, Old Québec is best discovered by strolling through its inviting cobblestone streets. You’ll find yourself in an area that’s centuries old yet wired for the future. Shopping and dining experiences await as part of the wintry magic and summer rhythms.

The mix of French, British, Indigenous and North American influences can be felt all around at Place-Royale, where the city was founded. You’ll think you somehow stumbled onto a movie set... and you actually have, as many filmmakers have chosen Old Québec for their backdrop. To go from lower town to upper town, take the challenge of climbing the Casse-Cou stairs or opt for a ride up in the funicular linked to Dufferin Terrace, where Château Frontenac looks out over the St. Lawrence River. You’ll want to continue exploring all the way up to Saint-Louis Gate, the Citadelle, the Parliament Building… before taking a well-deserved break on the Plains of Abraham.

Château Frontenac is the world’s most photographed hotel, with or without a filter.

La Côte-de-Beaupré

Située entre Boischatel et Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges, la Côte-de-Beaupré offre des activités pour tous les goûts. Partie prenante de la Route de la Nouvelle-France, elle regorge d’histoire. L’imposante basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, vieille de plus de 350 ans, se raconte à travers une collection d’œuvres artistiques. La chute Montmorency, d’une hauteur de 83 mètres, fait 30 mètres de plus que les chutes du Niagara. C’est vraiment haut!

De l’histoire et du plein air entre fleuve et montagnes!

En hiver, on y fait du ski alpin, du ski de fond, du patin, de la raquette, du traîneau à chiens et bien plus encore. Pour se détendre, on visite les galeries d’art, on se prélasse dans un spa et on déguste en soirée un bon plat cuisiné par un chef chevronné. La nuit tombée, c’est bien emmitouflé dans une douillette confortable d’un gîte, d’un hôtel ou d’un chalet qu’on fait de beaux rêves.

L’Hôtel de Glace (ice hotel)

The only of its kind in North America, the ice hotel is built out of 2,300 blocks of ice and 15,000 tonnes of snow. You can make a lot of snowmen with that! Even if you don’t spend the night, you can visit the main lobby, chapel, slide and rooms.

The Hôtel de Glace (ice hotel) is only twenty minutes from downtown by car.

All the rooms have impressive sculptures and coloured lighting. Each winter, the architects are inspired by a new theme for the spectacular decors. And you won’t want to leave without sipping on a boreal cocktail served in an ice glass!

Explore the city of Québec and its old-European charm!

The city of Québec is our capital and it has lots of great stories to tell.

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