Visiting Quebec City is like taking short trip to Europe! The European charm, cobblestone streets and french-speaking locals make this a romantic destination within North America. Here’s everything you need to know in our Quick Guide to Quebec City:
WHERE TO STAY
- For affordable luxury, book a room at Hotel Chateau Bellevue is a beautiful hotel, with south-facing rooms with a great view of the Saint Lawrence River. You also can’t beat the location – walking distance to everything!
WHAT TO SEE & DO
- If you’re visiting in the winter, you can’t go to Quebec City without planning a trip to Hotel de Glace. This incredible hotel is built entirely of snow and ice! You can tour the hotel by day and grab drinks in the ice bar in a glass made out of ice. For the really brave, you can book a room and stay overnight in your own suite with a bed made out of ice.
- For a real adrenaline rush, head to the slide on Terrase Dufferin! For $2.50 a person, you’re given a toboggan and then you walk up the hill to the top of the slide. You get an incredible view of the Saint Lawrence River and Chateau Frontenac!
- There’s lots to explore by just walking around Old Quebec City. Start by visiting Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac – the world’s most photographed hotel! Take the funicular down to the Petit Champlain district to do some window shopping in this tourist hot spot. Get a workout by walking up the stairs back to the Frontenac, and check out the stores on nearby Rue Sainte-Jean.
WHERE TO EAT
- Le Chic Shack has amazing burgers! They’re messy but sooo worth it. They also have some unique milkshakes that come with booze in them, like the 70% dark chocolate milkshake with kahluha.
- Le Peitit Cochen Dingue is great for snacks or lunch. I recommend the croissants, macaroons, sandwiches and pea soup! Compared to other restaurants in Old Quebec City, I thought the prices here were very reasonable.
- The best dinner we had in Quebec City was at Lapin Saute. This cute restaurant is known for having the best rabbit in the city. We ordered the rabbit cottage pie and the salmon. Both we’re fantastic, and we ate every last bite on our plates. The restaurant isn’t very big, so reserve far in advance if possible!
WHERE TO DRINK
- For drinks, head to Voodoo Bar in the Maurice Complex for cocktails like the Litchi Voodoo Martini. After a few drinks, head to nightclub upstairs.