Québec is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, and the Old City is a UNESCO World Heritage Treasure. Enjoy a stroll along Dufferin Terrace taking in the vistas of the mighty St Lawrence River or window-shop in the Petit Champlain district.
The outskirts of Quebec City are simply enchanting. In just a few minutes, you could find yourself deep in the countryside. The Chute Montmorency alone (83 m / 272 ft. high) is a magnificent waterfall well worth the detour. Characterized by abrupt dips in the landscape, the Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier is stunning. Venture through the marshes at the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area to observe up close 300 species of birds, including the tens of thousands of snow geese that visit twice a year, in the spring and fall. This region is a sports lover’s paradise both in summer and winter, with spectacular golf courses and majestic ski slopes like Le Massif and Mont Sainte-Anne.
On the edge of the downtown area, discover the traditions of the Huron-Wendat people in the village of Wendake at the Onhoa Cheteke site. The Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre Basilica is a pilgrimage site that attracts over one and a half million visitors each year.
Finally, for a winter experience beyond compare, spend a night or two at the ice hotel, built every year near just 10 minutes from downtown or take a trip to the world’s largest winter carnival held every February.