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Relive the city’s captivating history by visiting these attractions.

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Instagram Your Way Through 400 Years of History

Let over 400 years of history seep into your bones as you explore your way around one of the oldest cities in North America.

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Activities to Explore

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    Historical Sites

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    Museums and Interpretation Centres

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    Religious Sites

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Uncover the fascinating bygone eras of Old Québec, a living history book of how French, English and First Nations ancestry shaped north America.

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