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Québec City at a glance
A Treasured UNESCO World Heritage Site
Old Québec will delight and amaze you. The cradle of French America, it’s the only fortified city on the continent north of Mexico. Stroll through the cobblestone streets and soak in the city’s magnificent heritage, storied past, and European charm. It’s festive, welcoming, and wonderfully safe.
A Unique Culture
Quebecers are known for being warm and welcoming. Everywhere you go, you’ll be met with a smile. People here are proud of their francophone culture and North American roots. The myriad activities and attractions on offer throughout the year give you the chance to experience the wealth of this vibrant, authentic culture. The people you meet in the city’s many tourist spots will happily share with you their passion for this place, in French and English.
A Top Foodie Destination
Québec City’s passionate chefs, both emerging and established, have made the city a culinary mecca. These artists of the edible are deftly reinventing classics and launching new trends, celebrating the quality and variety of local farms and producers in showstopping meals. The city’s food scene is known for its wide range of styles, excellent service, and its French, British, North American, and Indigenous influences.
Close to Nature
If you’re feeling the call of the wild, the Québec City Area is famous for its natural beauty, from peaceful lakes to rolling rivers to the glacial valley in Jacques-Cartier National Park. No matter what your age and in any season, there are all kinds of things for you to see and do here in the great outdoors.
The Fun Never Stops
With so much to offer, it isn’t surprising that Québec City ranks as one of the world’s top travel destinations. All you have to do is decide which unique experience is for you: the gorgeous winter scenes? The beauty of flowers in spring? The electric energy of summer festivals? The jawdropping fall colours? To help you decide when to make the trip, see what each season has to offer.
Spring in Québec City
Spring has finally sprung! As the days get longer and the sun shines brighter, it’s the perfect time to partake in a slew of fun activities. Spring being in the air, the skiing’s fabulous, and Easter weekend brings many things to do. It’s also the perfect time to enjoy fresh maple syrup at a local sugar shack or sample scrumptious artisanal chocolates!