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The Notre-Dame-des-Victoires church, illuminated in the evening, at Place-Royale, in the Petit-Champlain district, in winter.

15 Historic Places That Bring Québec City's Key Moments to Life

Relive the city’s captivating history by visiting these attractions.

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Instagram Your Way Through 400 Years of History

Let over 400 years of history seep into your bones as you explore your way around one of the oldest cities in North America.

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  • Three friends are snowshoeing on the snow-capped Plains of Abraham and heading towards the historic Martello Tower.

    A Winter Blast Where North America's Fate Was Sealed

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    A Native American dancer performs a traditional dance inside the longhouse in Wendake, near Québec City.

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  • D'ouville Ice Rink

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    7 Surprising Facts About the Parliament Building

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    Cyclists on Route de la Nouvelle-France

    8 Stops on the New France Route

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  • Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

    A Fairytale Experience in North America’s Most Historic Castle

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    Frescoe

    3 Murals in Old Québec

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Activities to Explore

  • A Native American dancer performs a traditional dance inside the longhouse in Wendake.

    Aboriginal Tourism

  • Tour in Old Québec with a traditional character

    Excursions and Guided Tours

  • Porte Saint-Jean en hiver

    Historical Sites

  • A young girl looks through a display case in an exhibition at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

    Museums and Interpretation Centres

  • The interior of the Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.

    Religious Sites

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Uncover the fascinating bygone eras of Old Québec, a living history book of how French, English and First Nations ancestry shaped north America.

Official Tourist Guide

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Our editorial team recommends its official tourist guide to help you discover the destination and plan your stay.

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