Discover year-round adventure in the charming Québec City

Sitting on a clifftop overlooking the St Lawrence River, find Québec City. In the only walled city north of Mexico, discover cobbled old streets, friendly local charm and historic marvels. And whether the snow’s pouring, or the sun’s shining down – the French speaking region is just the spot.

Things to do

Quickly get accustomed to the local delicacies and artisan creations at one of Québec’s many food festivals.  Top events to try are the iconic BBQ fest or, for its legendary corn, Fêtes gourmands des Jardins de Neuville. Or discover something quintessentially Canadian and visit a Sugar Shack for a lollipop made from maple syrup and snow. But whatever you do, you can’t leave Québec without trying its world-renowned Poutine – every calorie from the French fry, cheese curd and gravy concoction is worth it.  

Québec is rich with history, culture, and old-fashioned charm. As you stroll through the city, take a trip down to the Old Port and pop into the galleries and antique shops that line the street. If you’re a fan of breath-taking architectural design take a tour of Place Royale – where Samuel de Champlain founded the city in 1608 – and marvel at its blend of French and British influences. And don’t miss Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec for the finest collection of jaw-dropping Québécois art.

In the winter months, try your hand at snow tubing, cross country skiing or ice fishing. And for something unique – head out on a dog sledding excursion. If you’re visiting in summer, venture out on a bike or canoeing tour, handglide over the glacial valleys or hike up the cliffs overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Or, for the ultimate adrenaline rush, visit Montmorency Falls. Grab a friend and whiz down its zipline in unison or go solo – with the epic landscape for company.

Top Tip from SLH

If you visit Québec in Spring, head out of the city to a ‘sugar shack’ to see maple trees being traditionally tapped, and sample Canada’s sweet liquid gold.