Sightseeing



Putting together an itinerary for seeing all the best sights this vacation? Perhaps you've got a few hours to kill between business meetings, and want to know the best stuff to see. Either way, our 10Best list should have you covered. While there are always great things to experience, there are typically things you wish you would have passed on as well. Place Royale located in the Vieux Quebec area is among our top picks for sightseeing in Québec City.


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Sainte-foy / Sillery
Université Laval


Dating from 1852, the Université Laval was founded by the Seminaire du Québec. After outgrowing its campus, Laval moved to Sainte-Foy in 1949. Today, the 1.2 square kilometer campus offers several beautifully landscaped public areas and 30...  Read More


Onhoüa Chetek8e (Site traditionnel Huron)


Experience the culture and heritage of Québec's first residents, the Huron Nation. Visitors can take guided tours through the village and watch as tribal members demonstrate skills that were being practiced long before the days of Champlain....  Read More


Séminaire de Québec


Françoise de Laval founded the Séminaire de Québec in the 1660s, making it one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in North America. Over the years, the original institution grew and, in 1852, was awarded university status. Guests...  Read More


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Vieux Quebec
Terrasse Dufferin

Few views in Québec are more breathtaking than that from the Dufferin Terrace, located just east of the Citadelle. From here, you can enjoy spectacular shots of Château Frontenac, the St. Lawrence River and Lower Town. In the warmer months,...  Read More


Promenade des Gouverneurs

If you visit Québec during the day-time, you'll be remiss if you don't make your way to the Promenade des Gouveneurs, a breathtaking boardwalk extending down the cliffs from Dufferin Terrasse, past the belvedere overlooking the St. Lawrence...  Read More


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Sainte-foy / Sillery
Pont de Québec

Opened in 1919, Pont de Québec was the first bridge to connect the north side of the Saint Lawrence (at Sainte-Foy) with the south (at Charny). It also happens to be the longest cantilever bridge in the world: of its total length of 987 meters,...  Read More


Fresque du Petit-Champlain

This eye-catching trompe-l'oeil mural shows the history of the Cap-Blanc neighbourhood starting in the 1700s. In addition to illustrating the courageous individuals who lived here, the mural also depicts some of the more notable disasters that...  Read More


Fresque des Québécois

There are several large-scale murals in Québec, but this is usually considered the finest. In stunning trompe-l'oeil detail, it depicts 15 historically important Québecers and notable buildings over a space of 420 square meters. A nearby sign...  Read More


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Vieux Quebec


Once a town market booming with activity and commerce, Place Royal's activity began to decline in the late 1800s, and by 1950, the area had become rather seedy. In the 1960s, the square was wonderfully restored, as was the historical...  Read More


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Vieux Quebec
Maison Mailloux

Interested in 18th century architecture? Stop to view Maillou House, whose foundation dates from 1736. The house is a fine example of a traditional, urban house of the period. A significant feature, the unique, metal shutters flanking the...  Read More


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