Canada Travel Guide
Canada Travel Guide
Canada Travel Guide - Quebec

Quebec City

The name "Quebec ", which comes from an Algonquin word meaning "Where the river narrows", originally referred to the area around Quebec City, where the Saint Lawrence River narrows to a cliff-lined gap.

The Québec region is of unequalled historical and cultural heritage interest, with its architecture, pedestrian streets and fortifications, unique in North America. A visit to the Plains of Abraham and Vieux-Québec (Old Québec), a UNESCO World Heritage travel destination, will provide the visitor with almost 400 years of historical discovery opportunity.

Local attractions include the Quartier Petit Champlain, a great shopping experience with one-of-a-kind boutiques and bistros in a romantic european atmosphere. Or wander through the streets of Vieux-Québec with its handicraft stands, renowned fashion designer boutiques, art galleries and gourmet food stores. Quebec City offers a gastronomic diversity of over a thousand restaurants, which will give you a taste of Quebecois conviviality. From maple products served in sugar shack conditions to fantastic meals savored in an XVIIIth-century ambiance, the Québec City region is a veritable gourmet route!

Québec’s founding religious community held tremendous influence over the region’s development. The most popular of these sites remains the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine, home to the annual Sainte Anne Novena. The experience is a deeply moving and spiritual one for the 100000 pilgrims, who gather here from all over the world in the hopes that their prayers will find a kind ear in the good Sainte Anne.

 

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Plains of Abraham (Battlefields Park)

Take in the Odyssey multimedia exhibition and relive the city's history from the first days of New France and the battles between the French and English forces (Montcalm-Wolfe in 1759, Lévis-Murray in 1760) until the park's creation.

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(Museum)
Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site of Canada

The Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site tells the tale of over three centuries of Quebec's military past.

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(Museum)
Centre Catherine-de-Saint-Augustin

This centre celebrates the life and work of Blessed Marie-Catherine-de-Saint-Augustin, a co-founder of the Catholic Church in Canada

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(Museum)
Artillery Park Heritage Site

Since the 17th century, Artillery Park has played an important role in defending Quebec. In 1959, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada recognized the national historic significance of the park and its military installations, which were an inte

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(Museum)
Musée du Fort

Start your visit to Québec City with a bang!

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(Museum)
Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site of Canada

the site stands as a reminder of the meeting of two cultures, one European, the other Amerindian, and uses a variety of approaches to bring out the heritage values associated with this event

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(Tourist Attractions)
Erico - Creative Chocolate Shop and Chocolate Museum

Erico - Creative Chocolate Shop and Museum in Quebec City. Hand made chocolates, ice cream, hot chocolates, cupcakes, cakes, brownies and more. Learn the history of chocolate in our small chocolate museum! Entrance is free.

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(Galleries/ Exhibits/Shows, Giftshop, Museum, Tourist Attractions)
Musée de la civilisation

The most popular museum in Québec City.

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(Museum)
Les Délices de l'Érable

The only maple museum of its kind in North America.

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(Museum)
The Citadelle of Quebec, Musée Royal 22e Régiment

The Citadel is the largest British fortress built in North America. A unique location, it is an active military garrison, some of whose walls enclose 300 years of military history in Quebec City spanning the French, British and Canadian periods. Allow

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(Museum, Tourist Attractions)
Musée des Ursulines de Québec

In the summer of 2010, the Musée des Ursulines de Québec will unveil its new permanent exhibition.

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(Museum)
Albert Gilles Copper Art & Museum

CopperÂ… A unique and breathtaking family passion!

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(Museum)
Musée naval de Québec

The only one museum depicting the naval story of the St. Lawrence.

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(Museum)
Musée Edison du Phonographe

Dedicated to the phonograph invention by Thomas Alva Edison on the 6th of December 1877, the museum exhibits more than 250 cylinder phonographs, all in working order.

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(Museum)
Le Capitole de Québec inc.

Le Capitole de Québec is a unique and magical place. Majestic stairway, gilded trim, luxurious railings, it is filled with memories of a bygone era.

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(Performing Arts, Theatres)
Palais Montcalm

Palais Montcalm is a first-rate concert hall with exceptional acoustics and seating for 979.

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(Concert/Performance, Music)
Grand Théâtre de Québec

Inaugurated in 1971, the Grand Théâtre offers two concert halls : Louis-Fréchette and Octave-Crémazie.

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(Dance, Music, Opera, Performing Arts)
National Assembly Quebec

The most important historical site in Quebec City.

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(Dining, Fine dining, Tourist Attractions)
Musée Huron-Wendat

The Huron Wendat Nation's Museum presents one of the rarest collections emphasizing the wealth of the culture and the know-how of the Huron Wendat. The Museum shares the same entrance as the Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations.

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(Museum)
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

The former Québec City prison, inaugurated in 1867 and currently annexed to the Musée, is the work of architect-engineer-surveyor Charles Baillairgé.

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(Museum)
Musée Bon-Pasteur (Good Shepherd Museum)

As you visit the three floors of our museum, you discover that the history of the Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec is intertwined with that of marginalized women and abandoned children during the 19th and the 20th centuries.

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(Museum)
Musée de l'Amérique française

The Musée de l'Amérique francaise, the oldest museum in Canada, has its roots in European religious and educational traditions.

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