Shopping in Quebec City
Quebec City is a shopper’s paradise and there is always lots to see and do, and many areas of the city to explore. There are wonderful boutiques, art galleries and excellent gourmet food shops, so no matter what you’re after, you’re sure to find it.
The Petit Champlain District is considered the oldest shopping district in North America. This area has attractive art shops, excellent bistros and designer boutiques. The architecture of this area is stunning and walking along the cobbled streets only for pedestrians adds to the romantic environment. This District is especially beautiful in winter. This street is also the winner of the Best Street in Canada for 2014.
The Old Port is known for its historical background and offers antique stores, many boutiques offering handmade clothing and other goods and art galleries. This is a charming area and is very laid back and is great for walking and exploring and the area is pedestrian friendly.
The rue Saint-Jean has a European atmosphere and offers wonderful one-off shops, artisanal boutiques and food shops. There are also clothing shops and this is a great area to shop for souvenirs to take back home. There are many wonderful shops to explore and who knows you may come across something unique.
Fleur de Lys is a large mall in Quebec City that has 200 retail outlets that include well-known stores such as Walmart, Urban Planet, Sears and Mode Choc. This is an excellent mall for shopping and is in a good location 5 minutes from downtown. The mall is close to the highways and other important development projects.
This is another large mall in Eastern Canada and is around 2 million square feet. This mall is great for late night shopping, as it is open until 9pm during the week. This is the most visited mall in all of the regions. Popular stores here include H&M, L’Occitane and The Bay. Their food court has been renovated and offers great dining, and makes for a great place to enjoy Geelong Cup betting on you mobile, while you wait to tuck in to whatever fare you’ve ordered. It also has the largest IMAX theatre in the world so is definitely worth a visit.
Place Ste-Foy can be found at the entrance of the City located on Laurier Boulevard, which is a popular stretch for major hotels and commercial interests. This mall is well branded and is popular for its high-end stores and fashion. Many prestigious retailers have opted to open stores in this mall and include Apple, Banana Republic, Marc Cain, Zara, Swarovski and Birks.
Shopping for Art
The Galerie d’art Christine Genest can be found along the King’s Way and has paintings, sculptures and photographic displays.
The Le Chien D’or is a studio and exhibition gallery of Johanne Thomassin and is a lovely gallery to visit with many artworks and there is also a gift shop.
The St- Aubin Marion Art Gallery houses works of Yvon St-Aubin and Louise Marion. This gallery features the bright coloured landscapes of St-Aubin. Marion’s artwork has been shown at the Louvre and her artwork portrays urban scenes and French landscapes. There are also products available here derived from these artworks.