3 Days in Summer

Petit Champlain
Jeff Frenette Photography

If you’re in town for 3 days and wondering what to do and see to avoid missing anything, here’s an itinerary that will help you make the most of your stay and really get a feel for Québec City. Get ready to enjoy the best of Québec City in 72 hours.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 1

    Explore Old Québec under an Open Sky

    1 Take a Ride on a Double Decker

    Hop on and off at will and enjoy the incredible view from the top deck of the double decker.

    It’s the perfect place to take pictures of Old Québec city’s most famous landmarks, like the Château Frontenac and Dufferin Terrace, the fortifications and city gates, the Citadelle, the Parliament building, Tourny Fountain and the Plains of Abraham.


    1.31 km
  • 2 Admire the View from Observatoire de la Capitale

    Admire Québec City from Observatoire de la Capitale's expansive windows, the highest viewpoint in town.

    1.28 km
  • 3 Stroll through Upper Town Streets

    Stroll through the Upper Town and catch some of the lively street performers. Pull up a chair at one of the many restaurants and wind your way through the cobblestone streets to enjoy the city’s European charm and the unique vibe on summer evenings.

  • Day 2

    Stroll through the Oldest Streets in Canada

    4 Explore Petit-Champlain

    Head to Rue du Petit-Champlain -one of the prettiest streets in Canada- to do a little shopping and discover our talented local artisans. This district is also home to Place Royale, the gorgeous square where Québec was founded in 1608. Keep an eye out for the many architectural details that point to Québec City’s French and British past. 

    0.23 km
  • 5 Enjoy a Sightseeing Cruise

    Hop on board the MV Louis Jolliet for an AML sightseeing cruise. The view of Québec City from the St. Lawrence River is simply stunning. 

    There are shows and events all year in different parts of the city. Check the events calendar to see what’s shaking while you’re in town.

  • Day 3

    Discover the Must-See Local Sights

    6 Be Amazed at Montmorency Falls

    Take the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency cable car to the clifftops and admire the majestic Montmorency Falls. They are 30 metres higher than Niagara Falls!

    9.39 km
  • 7 Gaze at Île d'Orléans' Beauty

    Cross the nearby bridge to Île d’Orléans for another exceptional view of Québec City and take a moment to tour this historic island known for its idyllic landscapes.

    39.36 km
  • 8 Thrills at Canyon Sainte-Anne

    Head out to Canyon Sainte-Anne and try the longest two‑seater zipline in Canada—the only one in the country that goes flying through the trees.

    8.10 km
  • 9 Visit a National Sanctuary

    As you’re driving back to Québec City, stop at the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine, one of the oldest Roman Catholic pilgrimage sites in North America.

    Thirsty? Enjoy a pint at one of the many local microbreweries.
    Hungry? Traditional Québec cuisine is hearty, filling, and proudly featured at a number of local restaurants.
    End the night in a festive way at a bar chansonnier for the full folk experience.

    Those 72 hours go by fast! If you stay for 5 days, you’ll get the chance to dig deeper into Québec City.

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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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