Heading for a day stay in Quebec City and eager to learn what the city has in store? We’ve outlined some of the highlights for you.
Your Quebec City Day Stay Suggestions
Food – Quebec City is home to a mouth-watering selection of restaurants. Amongst the best are Honō Izakaya, Laurie Raphaël, and Restaurant Légende par la Tanière, with many more dining options and a variety of culinary styles to suit every palate.
Historic Heritage – Stroll along the oldest streets in North America and wander along the ancient walls that surround the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Old Quebec, within which one can visit the historic Petit Champlain District and enjoy not just the city’s rich heritage, but the wide range of shops and restaurants in the area.
Parks – Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier is a place of mountains and valleys with rivers, perfect for those who want to spend their day stay hiking, fishing, camping or canoeing. The Plains of Abraham is set in a historic park, a battle site of the Seven Years’ War which now offers the rather more pleasant distractions of an ice rink and gardens.
Museums – Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec is home to more than 38,000 works of provincial art from the 17th century to modern times. The Musée de la Civilisation is an interactive museum with hands-on workshops, putting a spotlight on diverse societies and moments in history.
Six Stellar Facts About Quebec City
The city was founded in 1608, making it one of the oldest European settlements in North America and the only one to the north of Mexico with its walls still intact.
It’s the capital of Quebec and the second largest city in the province.
The area was previously named Kébec, meaning “where the river narrows” in Algonquin.
Quebec City is home to Fort Charlesbourg-Royal, the oldest French settlement in North America (1541).
The city’s winter festival is one of the largest in the world, with the Carnaval de Québec in 2006 being the world’s biggest at the time (since surpassed by China’s Harbin Festival).