Quebec City is a beautiful. charming and romantic city. Don't be intimidated by the fact that it is a French language city. Most people who work in the Old Quebec and tourist areas speak some English. The best time of the year to travel if you like outdoor activities and festivals is June and July. June 24th is St. Jean Baptiste (the national holiday) and is a great time to celebrate. If you prefer art galleries. quiet strolls through cobblestone streets and eating at cafés, the best time to visit is end of August through beginning of October. The winter "Carnaval" is fantastic but it is during the coldest time of the year, so beware! The Carnaval is 2 weeks of activities revolving around winter sports and activities. The kids will love the ice castle, the "Bonhomme", ice sculptures, sledding, ice mini-putt, etc...
Nestled in the heart of Old Quebec, this heritage urban resort will seduce you with its breathtaking views of …
1, Rue des Carrieres Quebec City, QC G1R Canada 418-692-3861
This Chateau is the heart of Quebec City. It is a wonderful place to stay but if you prefer something a little less expensive, any of the "auberges" or hotels in it's vicinity are more affortable AND more charming!!!
Place d'Youville is a popular square located at the St-Jean Gate to the Old City and is always full of life during …
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Rue St-Jean & Place d'Youville Quebec City, QC G1R Canada +1 418 641 6654(Tourist Information)
I spent many summers in this "square". There was always something happening. During summer, there are craft fairs, concerts, etc... During winter, you can go skating. This square is especially unique because you will see Quebecers from all walks of life: from the opera goers to the street kids. I've been a few times where the street kids were a bit intimidating but they seem to stay away from the public and are aware of the police officer walking around.
Satisfying and surpassing any and all crepe cravings, this small restaurant is known for its succulent crepes …
1029 Rue St-Jean Quebec City, QC G1R Canada +1 418 694 0758
You can't go to Quebec City without having "crepes". This restaurant is not my favorite crepe place but it has great service and the food is good. "La Crepe Bretonne" is on the same street but it much better with a cozier ambiance. It's where the locals go but don't advertise it!
Known far and wide as one of the world's great parties, this annual bash in the mid-winter cold attracts thousands …
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Dufferin Ave near Grande-Allee East Quebec, QC G1A 1A4 Canada +1 877 266 5687
This is during one of the coldest months of the year but if you are willing to brave it out, it will be worth your while. The kids will LOVE it!!! Ice sculptures, castles, sledding, ice climbing, "sugar shacking", horse carriages, putt putt golf on ice, concerts, etc... Quebecers love this festival. If you like hockey, catch a Remparts game or go to the International PeeWee festival where kids from around the world compete.
One of the Lower Town's best-loved areas, this beautifully-restored collection of narrow streets and ancient stone …
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61 Rue du Petit-Champlain QUéBEC, QC G1K Canada +1 418 692 2613 / +1 877 692 2613
My favorite part of Quebec City. It is where the settlers first settled when they disembarked from Europe. There are free guided tours sponsored by the "Musée de la Civilisation" where the tour guides are very friendly and well informed. It is a great place to start your touring of Quebec City since the guides can give you advice on what to do, where to visit and where to eat. The church in Place Royale is adorable. Ask the guides how to find the nearby "maquitiste" who recreates miniature historical scenes which are amazing. He used to have a space on La Place Royale but I think he changed his location. He shows people his craft and the kids will be mesmerized!