What to do in Quebec City
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By: Waseem

July 21st, 2016

What to do in Quebec City

You can get a taste of Quebec City in a single day but to really understand this historic city, explore its heritage surroundings, European cuisine and eccentric nightlife where it shines brightest.

Outdoors

Le Chateau Frontenac

Known as the world’s most photographed hotel, this elegant structure was built in 1893 by the Canadian Pacific Railway as part of its chain of luxury hotels. It is no wonder as to why this historic building is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. For more than a century, the hotel in Quebec City has been a true-life castle of many people’s dreams. Everyone from young to old, singers to film stars, sport personalities to public figures, enjoy discovering this unique Quebec City luxury resort.

A few metres away from the hotel, you will find horse-drawn carriages, street entertainers, singers, and artists.

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St Lawrence River & Vieux-Port de Quebec

Known as The Gateway to America, the St. Lawrence River is a massive river cutting clean across the Quebec area, and cannot be overlooked. It has been a part of the city’s economic landscape for over 400 years. Harbour and trade activities and the ever growing number of cruise ships docking in the Vieux-Port de Quebec proves its importance. Markets, bike paths and parks brings the Vieux-Port de Quebec to life, giving the port a sense of flavour.

Near to the river, the Aquarium du Quebec has an outstanding view of the waterway and also showcases the marine mammals and species that inhabit it.

 

Ile d’Orleans

The countryside of Quebec resembles the 19th century with its historic farms, churches and heritage homes. The idyllic town of Ile d’Orleans is a must see as you make your way from one quaint village to the next. In season, enjoy the countryside’s famous strawberries and apples as well as freshly baked bread and other local delicacies.

 

Food and Drink

Ciel! Bistro-Ba

Ciel Bistro-Ba is the only revolving restaurant in Quebec City andoverlooks the Grande-Allee, Le Concorde Quebec making it an iconic part Quebec City’s skyline. Long owned by the Loews chain, the famous hotel is located close to the Plains of Abraham and the heart of the city’s nightlife. Ciel! Bistro-Bar offers guests a comfortable and contemporary restaurant including a  bar area which features a 360-degree view of the city. In an hour and 30 minutes, you will have seen a full circle view of the city, just enough time to enjoy a delicious meal.

 Craft Beer

Microbreweries have come a long way in recent years and in Quebec City, beer lovers can visit one of 17 microbreweries in and around the city to quench their thirst for craft beer. Some brewpubs even pair their beers with delicious snacks.

Craft Beer Downtown in Quebec City

  • Les 3 Brasseuers – Grand Alle
  • L’Lnox – Grande Allee
  • La Barberie – Saint-Roch
  • Noctem Artisans Brasseurs – Saint-Roch
  • La Korrigane, brasserie artisnanale – Saint-Roch
  • Griendelm brasserie artinsanale – Saint-Roch