Bask in the European charm of this UNESCO World Heritage treasure as you stroll and take in over 400 years of history in the birthplace of French North America.
Slip on some comfortable shoes and follow your own path through the only fortified city north of Mexico. Take a walking tour to discover its rich history. Expect an awe‑inspiring journey through a collection of architectural treasures unlike anything outside Europe. Get ready to travel back in time.
Where Is Old Québec
What Is Old Québec
Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, Old Québec is the most intact fortified town north of Mexico, retaining its colonial architecture for over 400 years. It is the historic and cultural heart of Québec City, and the birthplace of French North America.
Wander through Petit-Champlain, one of the oldest shopping streets in North America, and discover the historic gems found inside the walls, including the fortified walls and ramparts. Explore the shops and marina of Old Port, and soak in the atmosphere of the Plains of Abraham and Parliament Hill.
Video Old Québec City
Discover the historical and cultural richness of Québec City, a UNESCO World Heritage treasure and the only walled city north of Mexico.
Old Québec Areas
- Parliament Hill & Plains of Abraham
Dominated by the Parliament Building, the Parliament Hill gives access to Grande Allée. Explore this area that exudes style and elegance.Read
- Inside Québec City’s Walls
Discover the top things to do inside Québec City's walls, the fortified area where the famous Château Frontenac and the Citadelle are located.Read
Discover the top things to do in Petit-Champlain, a fairytale area known for its cobblestone streets, European architecture, and great shopping.Read
- Old Port
Discover the best spots to enjoy a perfect day of antique stores, art galleries, and restaurants in the streets that surround Québec City's Old Port.Read
Old Québec Must-See Attractions
10 Best Things to Do in Old Québec City
Discover the 10 best things to do and see in Old Québec. A stay is not complete without visiting these must-see attractions.
How to Embrace Responsible Travel in Old Québec
Want to see this gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage Site for yourself while minimizing your carbon footprint? Here are some tips for embracing responsible...