14 Facts That Make Québec City a Unique Destination in Canada

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Only number one will do? You’ve come to the right place. Here are just a few areas where Québec City stands alone.

  • One of a Kind Attractions

    1 Château Frontenac

    This international icon is the most photographed hotel in the world.

  • 2 Ice Hotel

    Entirely made of snow and ice, the Ice Hotel (Hôtel de Glace) is the only one in North America.

  • 3 Holy Door

    Located inside Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral, it is the only one outside of Europe.

  • Attractions Among the Biggest

    4 Citadelle de Québec

    This star-shaped British fortress is the largest built in North America.

  • 5 Pont de Québec (Québec Bridge)

    The longest cantilever bridge in the world, with a free span of 549 meters.

  • 6 Québec Winter Carnival

    One of the biggest winter carnivals in the world.

  • Oldest Buildings and Sites

    7 Place Royale

    Place of founding of Québec City and oldest French establishment in America.

  • 8 Musée de l'Amérique francophone

    Dedicated to the establishment and development of French culture in North America, it is the oldest museum in Canada.

  • 9 Holy Trinity

    This Anglican cathedral is the first built outside the British Isles.

  • 10 Notre-Dame-de-Québec

    It was the first Catholic parish north of the Spanish colonies in 1664.

  • 11 Notre-Dame-des-Victoires

    The oldest stone church in North America was built in 1688.

  • 12 Chemin du Roy

    Connecting Québec City and Montréal, it is the oldest road suitable for vehicles in Canada.

  • Oldest Businesses and Institutions

    13 Épicerie J.A Moisan (Grocery Store)

    Located in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighbourhood, it is the oldest grocery store in North America.

  • 14 Morrin Centre Library

    The Morrin Center library is the oldest English-speaking public library in Canada.


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Editorial Team

As proud ambassadors of our beloved city, we’re delighted to be sharing the things and places we love most in the Québec City area. What a joy for us to help you discover everything this vibrant and welcoming city has to offer!

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