10 Spots for a Unique Photo Op of Old Québec

Old Port
Guy Lessard

Everybody knows that Old Québec is a very photogenic locale. No matter where you aim your lens, the décor is sure to be spectacular. However, a few lesser-known locations offer lovely viewpoints for different shots of the old city. Here are our suggestions:

  • 1 Bassin Louise

    This location offers a stunning view of the boats docked at the Port of Québec Marina and of Old Québec. From here, it’s easy to see why locals refer to “Lower Town” and “Upper Town.

  • 2 Espace 400e

    When the sun goes down, the Bunge silos transform into a captivating sculpture of light as part of Robert Lepage’s light show Aurora Borealis.

  • 3 Place de la FAO

    The Place FAO fountain and the impressive architecture of the old financial district set the scene for enchanting photos.

  • 4 Rue du Sault-au-Matelot

    With its architecture reminiscent of Old Europe, this picturesque street is brimming with beauty.

  • 5 Montmorency Park

    This park perched atop a ridge provides a panoramic view of the St. Lawrence River and the Fresque des Québécois mural. It’s got all the makings of a perfect pic.

  • 6 Québec Seminary Courtyard

    The buildings that make up the Séminaire de Québec are arranged in a rectangle overlooking a splendid inner courtyard. The white of the walls contrasts beautifully with the blue of the sky above.

  • 7 Rue Couillard

    This quiet little street located off the beaten track winds delightfully through Old Québec, the façade of every house uniquely typical of the historic quarter.

  • 8 Pillar Murals

    Painted on pillars supporting a highway, these gigantic murals are true works of art depicting imaginary scenes.

  • 9 Dauphine Redoubt

    The Dauphine Redoubt is part of the fortifications surrounding the Old City. Its unusual architecture attests to the defensive role the structure once played.

  • 10 Pierre-Dugua-De Mons Terrace

    There’s no better place for sweeping views of the St. Lawrence River, the Dufferin Terrace, and Château Frontenac. At night, when the city is awash with light, the atmosphere is simply magical.


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Editorial Team

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What a joy for us to help you discover everything this vibrant and welcoming city has to offer!

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