Best Attractions & Activities

With all of the things to do and see in a city, deciding how to spend your time can be quite an agonizing decision. 10best has narrowed all of the available attractions in Québec City to a list of the most appealing and reputable, to aide in your decision making. You can rest easy knowing that any choice you make from our list is sure to please.

Les Galeries de la Capitale / Mega Parc


It's a mall! It's an amusement park! It's...both! A shopper's nirvana, Les Galeries has over 250 stores, from major retailers to small independent boutiques. It's got the requisite food court, two multi-screen cinemas, an IMAX theater and plenty...  Read More

Funiculaire du Vieux-Québec


This unique transport dates back to 1879, when William Griffith had it constructed to carry Québec's residents and tourists from Sous-le-Fort in Upper Town to Lower Town's rue Ste-Anne. The only such funiculaire in Canada, it travels at a 45°...  Read More

Hôtel de Glace Québec


Modeled after the ice hotel in Sweden, Québec's creation is every bit as unusual and trendy. More than 15,000 tons of snow and 400 tons of ice are required to construct the 30,000 square foot building, which takes some five weeks to complete....  Read More



The number one visited site in Québec boasts a working fort, a museum (visitors must be part of a group with reservations) and the highly popular Changing of the Guard. The origins of Québec's Citadelle go back as far as the War of 1812, when...  Read More



In the early days, Québec had earthen walls. But in 1832, the British erected solid stone ones as a defense against American attack. Today, it's the only walled city in North America, which earned it a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation in...  Read More

Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec


In 1933, the government of the province of Québec started its first museum, comprised of the national archives, and natural science and fine arts collections. Eventually the archives and natural science collections were moved, and the museum...  Read More

L'église Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Français


The original church on this site was built in 1690, but the current version was actually completed in 1723. It was named Notre-Dame-des-Victoires in 1711 after the French sank the British fleet. Numerous additions and alterations were made to...  Read More

Basilique de Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré


Each year, thousands of people make a pilgrimage of sorts to the Sainte-Anne Basilica. This striking structure, whose roots date back to a Catholic chapel that French explorers erected in 1658, was constructed in the shape of a Latin cross,...  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

La Promenade des écrivains


Québec has long been favored by writers, and this tour takes you past some of the specific places that have had the most pronounced influence. A guide offers historical background and specific details about numerous internationally known...  Read More