Key Québec Attractions
See the Best of the Area
Admire one of the most spectacular waterfalls in North America. Located 10 km east of Quebec City, Montmorency Falls stand an impressive 98.5 feet taller than Niagara Falls. From the beautiful "sugar loaf" that grows as high as 30 meters during the winter, to the glowing falls in the summer, the park is a must-see at any time of the year.
The Church of Notre-Dame des Victoires
Explore one of the most popular Québec attractions. Nestled in the Lower Town of Quebec City, this little church stands on the site of Samuel de Champlain's first house, believed to have also served as a fort and trading post. It remains a popular place of worship. Spielberg's ’'Catch me if you can'' was filmed at the church. More Info
Aquarium du Québec
Come and meet the 10,000 marine animals that inhabit the Aquarium: fish, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and sea mammals. Among them, the famous polar bears, walruses, and seals will provide you with unique moments. Watch them when they're feeding or being trained. A fascinating experience for young and old alike! This huge site (16 hectares) has superbly laid out areas indoors and outdoors. Come for a picnic, cool off with the water games, and navigate the Tree-to-Tree pathway-safe and designed for kids. A great way to spend an exceptional day! Do not miss the new pavillon with jellyfishes, sea dragons, seahorses and bonnet head sharks. More info
Musée Du Fort
The Musée du Fort presents an original and unique sound and light show on the military history of Quebec City. Located in Old Quebec, the museum is great first stop for a historical visit and it can easily fit into any activities program in and around old Québec. Located steps away from the Dufferin Terrace. More info
This unique transport dates back to 1879, when William Griffith had it constructed to carry Québec’s resident and tourists from Sous-le-Fort in Upper Town to Lower Town’s rue Ste-Anne. The only such funicular in Canada, it travels at 45° angle more than 200 feet, all the while offering a terrific panoramas view of the city and the St. Lawrence River. More info
The Plains of Abraham: a site unique in North America, Canada’s birthplace, a park at the centre of the citizens’ life. Set course for the Odyssey and relive the rich, colourful past of this historic city park. A captivating virtual journey covering 400 years. More info
Old Port Farmer's Market
Located on Dalhousie Street, a tradition three times hundred-years-old in the heart of the Old- Port of Quebec. Built on the model and the site of the Market St - André dating 1841, the Market of the Old Port calls reminds the traditions of exchanges between farmers and city-dwellers. Open year round.
Sainte Anne de Beaupre Basilica
Visit Canada's most famous Catholic Shrines. Built in 1658, Saint-Anne is the first of ten chapels belonging to the Basilica. Discover the Statue of Miracles, which is believed to have answered many prayers. More info
First open in November 1999, the Centre d’interprétation de Place-Royale is located on the site where Samuel de Champlain founded the first permanent French settlement in North America in 1608. Place Royale is part of the historic area that earned Old Québec recognition from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1985. Québec City’s historic district is, in fact, the first urban center north of Mexico to be listed among the World Heritage towns and cities. More info
Quartier Petit Champlain
The Quartier Petit Champlain is a place where you will find craftsmen's best shops, the best restaurants and especially, the magic and romance of Québec! All year round, musicians and singers meet there to liven up and amuse the crowd. It is not to be missed! More info
Valcartier Vacation Village
Located 20 minutes from Quebec City, Valcartier Vacation Village is the largest waterpark in Canada and the largest winter playground in North America, it offers various outdoor family activities enjoyed by its family clientele, which grows every year. More info
Be sure to visit our page on Quebec City Special Events and learn more about exciting events and activities throughout the year including the Winter Carnival, Ice Hotel, Sugar Shacks, Summer Festival, Image Mill, Cirque du Soleil street performances, and the New France Festival.