Guide for an Epic Getaway with Friends

Festive evening with friends at L'Oncle Antoine pub on rue Saint-Pierre.
Francis Gagnon

Tired of adulting? Need a break from the semester that just won’t end? A change of pace will do you some good, and Québec City has everything you need for the ultimate long-weekend. So invite your squad, find somewhere cool to stay, pack your bags, and check out this fun-filled itinerary.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 1 Doing Old Québec up Right



    Start your day at La Maison Smith. This café’s killer décor makes it the perfect spot to ‘gram your morning coffee.Take a wander down the divinely European streets of the Petit-Champlain district. Get your sugar fix with some maple taffy at La Petite Cabane à Sucre de Québec (sugar shack).

    0.68 km
  • 2

    Dufferin Terrace Slide

    When you’re done exploring Lower Town, ride the funicular up to Dufferin Terrace to take in the view, then head over to the Au 1884 slide for an adrenaline-pumping toboggan ride.

    1.05 km
  • 3

    Place D'Youville Ice Rink

    Later in the day, check out Rue Saint-Jean with its eclectic shops and famous stone gate. Walk through the old city walls and you’ll find yourself at the Place D’Youville ice rink, where you can show off your triple axel!

    Top things off with some delish local fare at Chez Boulay-bistro boréal, then keep the good times rolling with the locals at one of the cozy pubs in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighbourhood.

  • Day 2 Go Play Outside



    Hands off that snooze button—you’ve got a jam-packed day ahead of you! We suggest you get things rolling with a quick breakfast at Café-boulangerie Paillard.

    Once you’ve had your fill, hop the SKI BUS to Mont-Sainte-Anne where you can take your pick from downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, alpine touring, or dogsledding. And don’t forget your GoPro!

    In a party mood? Check out QC’s legendary après-ski scene.

  • Day 3 Must-Sees and Dos


    Ice Hotel

    There’s still so much left to do and see, but trust us—in a foodies’ paradise like Québec City, you don't want to skip brunch.

    After that, it’s go time! Did you know that Québec City is home to the only ice hotel in North America? Once you’re done marveling at this stunning ice structure, you can enjoy a cocktail at the ice bar! 

    33.63 km
  • 6

    Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

    No trip to Québec City is complete without a visit to Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Scroll through #mnbaq on Instagram to see what you’re in for. You’ll want to tag every photo you take there as #pictureperfect!

    2.98 km
  • 7

    Nightlife in Saint-Roch Neighbourhood

    Looking for an epic way to spend your last night? Then set your sights on QC’s hip Saint-Roch neighbourhood. Grab a bite at one of the many popular local eateries, then check out some of the neighbourhood’s amazing nightlife!

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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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