Things To See in Quebec, Canada

Quebec Things To See

The beautiful city of Quebec is filled with great attractions for you to check out. From the Parliament Building to the Citadelle to the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, the city is home to many stunning buildings that will inspire you to reach for your camera.

For fantastic views of the city, head to the L’Observatoire de la Capitale, and if you’d prefer to just look out across the Saint Lawrence River, spend some time along the Dufferin Terrace Boardwalk by the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. To experience more of Quebec’s natural beauty, check out the Plains of Abraham, which is both a huge park and an important historical site.

Quebec is also home to a number of first-rate cultural institutions and one of our favourites it the Musée de la civilisation, a museum housing an interesting array of permanent exhibitions including lots of interactive displays.

If you’re looking to get out of the city for a while, why not head out to Wendake. Just a 20-minute drive from Old Quebec, this area is home to a First Nations people called the Wendat and boasts a fantastic array of attractions, from the traditional Onhoua Chetek8e site to the breath-taking Kabir Kouba Fall.

Attractions in Quebec

  • Wendake

    Wendake, Quebec, Canada

    Just a 20-minute drive from Vieux-Québec you'll find Wendake, a 3-square kilometre area which is home to a First Nations people called the Wendat. The area boasts numerous attractions for you to enjoy. You can visit the Onhoua Chetek8e, a traditional site dedicated to the history of the Wendat. There's also the Musée Huron-Wendat, the Kabir Kouba Fall and lots more.

    Free shuttles depart from Vieux-Québec daily from July to October.

  • L’Observatoire de la Capitale

    1037 rue de la Chevrotière, Colline Parlementaire, Quebec, Canada

    Located on the 31st floor of the Édifice Marie-Guyart building, L’Observatoire offers unparallelled panoramas of Québec City and the surrounding countryside. Opened in 1998, this popular observation deck is located 221 metres above sea level and along with its views, it also features a selection of temporary exhibitions.

    Open daily 10am-5pm; admission $5.

  • La Citadelle de Québec

    1 Côte de La Citadelle, Upper Town, Quebec, Canada

    When visiting Québec City make sure and take an hour to go on a guided tour of La Citadelle and the Royal 22e Régiment Museum. Built by the British back in the 1800s, La Citadelle is still an active garrison and is home to a purely French-speaking regiment. Here you’ll see military uniforms, weaponry and awesome views from the Citadelle walls. From the end of June to the beginning of September, a changing of the guard ceremony takes place here at 10am every day.

    Tour schedule changes with season; admission $10.

  • Parliament Building

    1045 rue des Parlementaires, Colline Parliamentaire, Quebec, Canada

    Designed by a famous architect named Taché and built in the late 1800s, Québec City’s impressive Parliament Building is home to the Quebec Province National Assembly. Visitors can take a tour and see the stunning interior which includes the elaborately decorated Speakers’ Gallery and the Legislative Council Chamber.

    Check website for tour times; admission free.

  • Musée de la civilisation

    85 rue Dalhousie, Vieux-Port, Quebec, Canada

    One of the most popular museums in Québec City, this spot is home to an interesting array of permanent exhibits covering the history of the area, First Nations peoples and more. Temporary exhibitions covering everything from gods to music change regularly and include a wonderful array of interactive displays.

    Open Tues-Sun 10am-5pm, closed Mondays; admission $12.

  • Quatier de Petit Champlain

    Quatier de Petit Champlain, Quebec, Canada

    Take the funicular from Vieux-Qiébec down to Petit Champlain, a picturesque neighbourhood in Québec City’s Lower Town. Home to numerous boutiques and craft stores, it’s a quaint neighbourhood filled with cobbled streets and pretty architecture. A popular spot with crowds of tourists, it’s still well-worth a visit.

  • Plains of Abraham

    Battlefields Park, Quebec, Canada

    Also known as Battlefields Park, the Plains of Abraham is an important historical site. Once the setting for battles between the French and British, today it’s a popular urban park. Here you can wander through the Joan of Arc Garden, marvel at the Martello Towers and plenty more besides.

  • Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

    Vieux-Québec, Quebec, Canada

    It’s no surprise that the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is one of the world’s most photographed hotels when you consider its beautiful castle-like appearance complete with towering turrets. Especially impressive at night, the Château Frontenac is located beside the Dufferin Terrace Boardwalk and lots of other top Vieux-Québec attractions.

  • Les Délices de l’Érable

    1044, rue St-Jean, Quebec, Canada

    Also called Canadian Maple Delights, this store-bistro-museum might seem pretty touristy, and it is, but it’s also a fun spot to check out in Vieux-Québec. Upstairs you’ll find the free maple museum which chronicles the production of Canadian favourite, maple syrup. Once you’ve learned how it’s made, head back downstairs for the delicious free samples.

    Open Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm.

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