UNESCO jewel that is the World Heritage Site of Old Quebec
No one can escape the charm of the UNESCO jewel that is the World Heritage Site of Old Quebec. A stroll inside this fortified city, the only one north of Mexico, is a true journey back in time. Its European architecture, over 400-year-old cobblestone streets, magnificent Château Frontenac and picturesque Rue du Petit-Champlain—one of the oldest commercial streets in North America and one of the few to preserve its old-world cachet—will fill you with wonder.
Quebec City is also an exceptionally festive city, which is a reflection of its warm-hearted inhabitants, who are proud of their rich French-Canadian culture and love to share it with visitors. The city offers a host of attractions and events that promote its francophone roots, including the Festival d’été de Québec and the Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France, along with colourful street entertainers that can be found throughout the Old City.
For thrill-seekers, we highly recommend one of Canada’s most spectacular natural sites, the waterfall at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency. Crossing the falls (30 m higher than Niagara Falls) over the footbridge is an unforgettable experience!
Another highlight of this romantic city is its vibrant dining scene. Quebec City has been so successful in showcasing its culinary traditions that it is has secured a position as a globally renowned foodie destination. Contributing to its reputation for excellence are its maple syrup, artisanal beers and even French cuisine.
Just 2 h 45 min from Montreal, Quebec City is easy to get to by car, train or bus.