7 Must-See Indoor Sites in Old Québec

Équipe édito
Editorial Team
Updated on April 27, 2023
Parliament Building
Hôtel du Parlement, OTQ

Rainstorm or heat wave messing with your plans? When on vacation, it’s good to line up some alternatives in case the weather takes a turn for the worse. You’ll find plenty of activities for a rainy day or summer heat wave in Québec City. So put away that umbrella (or parasol) and find out what makes Québec City so unique.

  • 1

    Free Tours of Parliament

    Walk the halls of democracy to learn about Québec’s parliamentary institutions and admire the sumptuous architecture and numerous works of art.

  • 2

    Observatoire de la Capitale

    Discovering Québec City on foot is magnificent. Seeing the city from 221 meters up, well now that’s spectacular! The Observatory, or Observatoire, offers an incredible panorama of the city and surrounding area—a full 360° view to the horizon, with an exhibition on Québec identity. In rare cases of zero visibility, the aerial city tour, a breathtaking virtual experience, will be a good option.

  • 3

    Battles: 1759–1760 at the Plains of Abraham Museum

    Visit the front lines of a historic battle with an immersive show that will have you dodging cannonballs and yelling “Fire!” Experience the re-enactment of a major event that changed the fate of North America.

  • 4

    Guided Tour of the Château Frontenac

    Québec City’s most iconic building has hosted some equally iconic visitors. Hear all about it on a guided tour of the Château, and learn about the architectural evolution of this prestigious establishment.

  • 5

    Musée des Augustines

    In a building erected on the site of the first hospital in North America north of Mexico, a captivating exhibition retraces the evolution of health care and the spiritual and social commitment of the Augustinians of Québec.

  • 6

    This Is Our Story – at Musée de la Civilisation

    Musée de la civilisation's exhibition This Is Our Story draws on a rich collection including contemporary Aboriginal art—more than 450 objects are on display to introduce today's Aboriginal cultures and how they view the world. 

  • 7

    The Old City Churches

    Open your heart to the beauty and architectural heritage of the churches in Québec’s Old City. Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral was the first Catholic parish church built north of the Spanish colonies, while Holy Trinity was the first Anglican cathedral erected outside the British Isles.


Équipe édito
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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