10 Spots for a Unique Photo Op of Old Québec
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:
- Jeff Frenette Photography
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.
- Ville de Québec
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.
- Camirand Photo
Place de la FAO
The Place FAO fountain and the impressive architecture of the old financial district set the scene for enchanting photos.
- Audet Photo
Rue du Sault-au-Matelot
With its architecture reminiscent of Old Europe, this picturesque street is brimming with beauty.
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.
- Guy Lessard
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.
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.
- OTQ / Guy Lessard
Painted on pillars supporting a highway, these gigantic murals are true works of art depicting imaginary scenes.
- Ville de Québec
The Dauphine Redoubt is part of the fortifications surrounding the Old City. Its unusual architecture attests to the defensive role the structure once played.
- Terrasse Pierre-Dugua-de-Mons, Robert Greffard
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 of the terrace is simply magical.