Top three reasons to add Quebec City to your travel plans
Quebec City is the capital of the Quebec province in Canada, its roots dating back to 1608 when colonist first settled here.
This beautiful city is located on the banks of the Saint Lawrence River, and the majority of the population speak French. Don’t be afraid of the locals and the language barrier though; learn a few French phrases beforehand and the friendly locals will welcome you with open arms!
Indigenous history – The Quebec region has 11 distinct ethnic groups, but these people only makes up 2% of the population.
When in Quebec City, you should explore the local traditions of the Huron-Wendat Nation, which is a self governing territory right in the city of Quebec. You can learn more about the history of these First Nation People, at their museum or discover more about their culture and cuisine by watching dance performances and sampling many tasty traditional Huron dishes.
Night life – Quebec City has a great nightlife that can keep you enjoyably entertained all night! The city is also well-known for its frequent fun music/art/historical night events, which are generally free of charge, the locals love to party and entertain.
There are many nightclubs and numerous fun casinos as well, so no need to spend all your time playing the roulette online Canada has to offer, as there is loads of evening entertainment to enjoy too!
The next great event is this New Years, planned festivities include a massive fireworks display and the party is scheduled to start on the 7th of December, this is an event not to be missed.
Old Quebec – this walled city has been designated a World Heritage treasure, and when you visit it will easy to see why. This old portion of the city has so much to offer it deserves a category of its own! But these are my top picks to see in Old Quebec:
Chateau Frontenac – this is almost the mascot for Quebec city and is the number one destination for tourists, don’t let the tourists put you off, for it is an absolute must see. Built in the late 1900’s as a hotel, this chateau is a stunner in summer but is has an almost fairytale like quality in the winter when the snow settles on it
Place Royale – visiting is like stepping through a doorway back in time, letting you see where the first ever permanent settlement of the French in North America. You can spend hours wandering around, and stumble upon many wonderful sights, like the Notre-Dame-des-Victoires built in 1688. This is the oldest stone church in North America and magic to visit.
Old Port market – Quebec’s busiest market place has load to offer, why not try some of the local delicacies like ice wine or maple syrups. Or stop by one of the many amazing restaurants in this area, the options of fine quisine are tempting and plentiful.
And once you have seen enough of Quebec City (not really possible!) why not have a tour of the whole province? Quebec (the province) offers more cities to tour and amazing natural stunning geography to tour.