3 Days of History in Québec City
Make the most of the warm summer weather by diving into Québec City’s history. Admire the incredible architecture and distinctive heritage of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Try the three-day itinerary below and get a real feel for Québec City’s past.
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Explore More Than 400 Years of History
Day 1 Explore More Than 400 Years of History
- Jeff Frenette
- Jeff Frenette Photography
- Immersion Québec
Immersion Québec0.43 km
Relive the pivotal events in the city’s history thanks to the magic of virtual reality at Immersion Québec. Enjoy Québec City’s fabulous evening ambiance with a stop at one of the many sidewalk cafés.
Notre-Dame de Québec Cathedral Basilica0.10 km
The church of the first Catholic parish in the Americas north of the Spanish colonies houses the only Holy Door in the Americas. Visitors can descend into the crypt, where many governors of New France and Catholic bishops are buried.
- Luc-Antoine Couturier
Holy Trinity Cathedral0.32 km
The Holy Trinity Cathedral is the first Anglican cathedral built outside the British Isles. The coat of arms of King George III is displayed on the Royal Pew, and there is an exhibition of magnificent communion silver, made specially for this cathedral by the Royal Goldsmiths in London.
- Morrin Centre, Jeff Frenette Photography
Morrin Centre0.34 km
Don’t miss the beautiful Victorian library at the Morrin Centre—another of the Old City’s hidden jewels.
- Check Out the Defensive Works
Day 2 Check Out the Defensive Works
- Commission des champs de batailles nationaux
- Plains of Abraham, Audet Photo
Plains of Abraham Museum0.95 km
- Parcs Canada
Dive deeper into the defensive system encircling the Old City with a guided tour of the Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site.
- Experience the Countryside Charm
Day 3 Experience the Countryside Charm
- Jeff Frenette Photography
Île d'Orléans25.25 km
Île d’Orléans is an enchanted island of earthly delights—rolling countryside, historic homes, and all the fruit, vegetables, and flowers you could want. If you don’t have time to visit the entire island, start with the area around Sainte-Pétronille, which has spectacular views of Québec City and Montmorency Falls.
- Tourisme Wendake
- Site Traditionnel Huron Onhoüa Chetek8e, Francis Gagnon
Visit Wendake to discover the culture and heritage of the Huron–Wendat Nation. Explore an authentic reconstruction of a historic Wendat village at Onhoüa Chetek8e Traditional Site, then continue your experience at the Huron–Wendat Museum.
Find out what makes Wendat cuisine so special with a meal at La Traite or Nek8arre. Both menus feature outstanding wildgame and fish dishes. Top off the day with Onhwa’ Lumina, a new enchanted multimedia night walk into the heart of Wendat Culture.
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