Discover 400 years of History

Couple picnicking near the Pierre-Dugua-De Mons terrace while admiring the Château Frontenac and the St. Lawrence River.

Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage treasure, is walkable and safe. Stroll the cobblestone streets of the only fortified city north of Mexico and explore its gorgeous outdoors nearby.

Located East of Canada

Québec City is close enough for a long weekend trip. Only 2.5 hrs by car from Montreal or 1.5 hr flight from New York or Toronto. Bon voyage!

Map of location of Québec City in Canada

Discover Québec City

Its history, friendly vibe, and myriad attractions make it a stand‑out travel destination throughout the year. 

  • Sailboats at Bassin Louise, in the Old Port of Québec, with a view of the illuminated Old Québec.
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Dufferin Terrace
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Why Visit Québec City?

Simply because there’s no place like it in North America! It's the best destination to soak up the lively French Canadian Culture, a unique culture in North America.

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 Several people walk in the evening on rue du Petit-Champlain, covered with snow and decorated with many illuminated trees.
Francis Gagnon

What's the Best Time to Visit Québec City?

Québec City is totally transformed by the changing seasons, so it depends what kind of experience you’re looking for. Spring, summer, fall, winter: each brings its vibe and its own activities.

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Seasons to Explore

What is the best season for a vacation in Quebec City? Choose when to go based on the weather and seasonal activities.

Winter

Fluffy white snow and pure magic

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A couple in front og the Ice  Hotel at night
Spring

Nature awakes in a sweet way

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Three people stop in the Petit-Champlain district to taste taffy on snow in a small sugar shack.
Summer

Festivities and good times abound

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Visitors walk the stairs at Chute-Montmorency Park in summer.
Fall

A heavenly experience

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Parc national jacques cartier fall

Joie de Vivre

Let yourself be carried away by a festive atmosphere and a culture known the world over for its unique vibe.

The Best of Québec City

Browse the destination according to your interests

Vibrant Culture Discover More
A mother and two children participate in an interactive exhibition at the Musée de la civilisation.
Living History Discover More
Couple picnicking near the Pierre-Dugua-De Mons terrace while admiring the Château Frontenac and the St. Lawrence River.
Outdoors Nearby Discover More
Two young women in a canoe in the Jacques-Cartier Valley, in the Jacques-Cartier National Park.
Family Activities Discover More
A mother and her son observe the fish in the Grand Ocean tunnel at the Aquarium du Québec.
Local Food Discover More
Mixologist Patrice Plante prepares a cocktail at Bistro l'Atelier on Grande Allée.