Whether you’re a history buff, culture aficionado or die-hard foodie, Québec City is sure to awaken and enliven your senses. The truest way to dive into the city’s French Canadian culture is by meeting up with the locals—and understanding that all it takes is a smile, some repartee and a carefree spirit to enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences. Welcome to the warm, Québec City way.
With over 25,000 works of art, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec offers a first-hand look into the creative mindset that has shaped the city’s psyche for over 400 years.
Explore Québec City’s artistic legacy
Dufferin Terrace is located at the foot of the most widely photographed hotel in the world, the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. It offers breathtaking views of Québec City's riverscapes and provides a history lesson on the city’s transformative years as the cradle of French civilization in North America.
Dive into history
As the only ice hotel in North America, Hôtel de Glace, which is entirely made of snow and ice, is an architectural marvel that surrounds visitors in a magical, winter wonderland. For a day trip or an overnight stay, Hôtel de Glace is a bucket-list attraction during Québec City’s snowy months.
Explore the magic
As the birthplace of French North America and the only fortified city on the continent north of Mexico, Québec City is bursting with European charm that entices visitors to discover its fairytale architecture, quintessential cobblestone streets, unique boutiques and art galleries, as well as a wide variety of fabulous restaurants and cafés.
Get caught up in the charm
The pizzeria everyone is talking about! Nina Pizza, nestled in the heart of Québec City’s St-Roch district, serves up certified Neapolitan pizzas made with premium ingredients and cooked in a traditional wood-fired oven imported from Naples. Pizza never tasted this good.
La Bûche pays tribute to traditional Québec cuisine with its sugar-shack atmosphere, Québec folklore and an eclectic menu that includes copious amounts of locally sourced products. From maple syrup delights to seafood and game dishes to Québec’s famous poutine, La Bûche is a must-stop!
Griendel : Brasserie Artisanale is a cozy craft microbrewery that produces a wide selection of quality beers. Along with its typical mouth-watering brasserie menu, Griendel : Brasserie Artisanale hosts many different events, including live bands, games and karaoke nights.
Only hours away from major American hubs, Québec City opened up a gateway for Timothy to experience a unique culture and over 400 years of French heritage.
Timothy was amazed by the bountiful dining and entertainment options that enraptured all of his senses.
Coming from New York City, Timothy was thrilled to be not only immersed in charming French culture but also surrounded by an ever-evolving artistic legacy.
Timothy uncovered the fascinating bygone eras of Old Québec, a living history book of how French, English and First Nations ancestry shaped North America.
While Québec City offers a smorgasbord of delicious foodie finds, here are his top two picks that forever changed his taste buds.
Timothy explores Québec City’s fascinating architectural backdrop that pays tribute to its past and present.
With its picturesque, postcard-perfect scenery, Québec City sparked Timothy’s social media imagination.
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