Quebec is a bustling metropolis, like Montreal. But what makes this place interesting is that it has a fascinating mixture of classiness and liveliness, as well as historical sights tucked away in several corners of the town. Most of all, Quebec has crafted a rich, vibrant culture that has become independent of its European motherland.
There are many reasons to travel to this part of Canada. Here are four of them to convince you just how worth it this place is.
As soon as you set foot in Old Quebec, you will see why it has been awarded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s the world’s most photographed hotel, Chateau Frontenac, the open-air gallery, Rue du Tresor, te Dufferin Terrace, as well as centuries-old architectural wonders, historic places and more. You’ll also fall in love with the classic charm of the place, especially when you see horse-drawn carriages and street entertainers.
Quartier Petit Champlain & Place Royale
Take a trip back in time by visiting Place Royale. Here, you will find Samuel de Champlain’s first abitation in 1608. While you’re here, you can check out Quartier Petit Champlain for some shopping. This place has cobblestone streets that lead to period buildings, restaurants, boutiques and art galleries.
St. Lawrence River & Vieux-Port de Quebec
The St. Lawrence River is incredibly big, and it cuts across the Quebec area. It has also been a huge part of the metropolis’ economy for centuries ow. In the past, there were only harbor and trade activities. But now, there are countless cruise ships docking in the Vieux-Port de Quebec. There’s also a public market, cycling path and shows. All of which bring this side of Quebec to life. Nearby, there’s the Aquarium du Quebec and Promenade Samuel-De Champlain.
Montmorency Falls Park
This is a natural phenomenon that shouldn’t be missed. The Montmorency Falls is at 83 meters high, which is higher than the Niagara Falls by 30 meters. This majestic body of water can be viewed from across the St. Lawrence River in Levis. But you should climb to Parc de la Chute-Montmorency to have the best vantage point. You can also take a gondola ride here, or hike one of the three Via ferrata circuits or get on a double zip line to cross the cove of the falls.
There is still so much to see in Quebec. But these four should be enough reason to make this city your next travel destination.