9 Ideas to Celebrate a Special Occasion

Chateau Frontenac
Jeff Frenette Photography

Are you the type to get stores to open outside normal hours just for you, like Céline Dion did at Benjo’s? Or to take helicopter tours of all the places you visit? 

If you’re looking for luxurious experiences, choose a luxurious destination. Québec City will dazzle you with its European charm, spectacular natural beauty, and 400-year-old historic district recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • 1 Château Living

    What could be more romantic than a night in the legendary Fairmont Le Château Frontenac? Its palatial suites are extravagantly adorned with antique furniture, decorative wood panelling, marble bathtubs, and enormous windows looking out across the St. Lawrence River.

    This world-class five-star hotel has hosted Queen Elizabeth, U.S. and French presidents, Alfred Hitchcock, and numerous international stars.

  • 2 White Christmas in Old Québec

    Québec City is a holiday season mecca. The Old City is all aglow, swathed in white like a Christmas village.

    Steps away is Auberge Saint-Antoine, where they really know how to make the season bright. Spend the night in the hotel’s finest suite: where Paul McCartney stayed on his visit to Québec City. Auberge Sainte-Antoine is a member of Relais & Châteaux. Both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure rank it as one of the best hotels in the world.

  • 3 St. Lawrence River Cruises

    Québec City is increasingly sought after as a cruise ship destination. In summer and fall such prestigious cruise ship lines as Holland America, Norwegian, Princess, and Royal Caribbean eagerly include it on their itineraries. Experience a Québec City–New England cruise for breathtaking views of the city.

    Or enjoy shorter, more intimate excursions by sailing a sloop or luxury catamaran to explore the wonders of the area.

  • 4 Haute Cuisine with Flair

    No epicurean tour of Québec City would be complete without a visit to Le Saint-Amour Restaurant. Its authentic Québec terroir–studded menu has earned chef Jean-Luc Boulay such prestigious titles as that of Maître Cuisinier de France —one of only four in all of Canada. Paul McCartney and Sting are among the many who have sung his refined cuisine’s praises. Learn about the best fine dining restaurants in Old Québec.

  • 5 An Authentic First Nations Experience

    Immerse yourself in the world of the Huron-Wendat nation and spend the night in a longhouse.

    You’ll learn how to make bannock, their traditional bread, and a storyteller will spark your imagination with First Nations myths and legends. Complete your stay with a meal featuring fine Northern cuisine at La Traite restaurant in Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations. Then, you’ll be sure to enjoy a good night’s sleep in the longhouse with the firekeeper ensuring you stay cozy and warm!

  • 6 Snowmobile Expedition

    Looking for thrills and a change of scenery? An off-trail snowmobile adventure with the specialists at Nord Expé is just what you need! Get off the beaten track for a first-class adventure with prestigious and exclusive excursion.

    Guided by expert snowmobilers, you’ll have the best equipment for your Canadian adventure. A unique opportunity to meet great people and enjoy beautiful landscapes.

  • 7 A Night of Ice Hotel Enchantment

    One more thing to put on your bucket list—spend the night in a hotel made entirely out of snow and ice! It’s North America’s only ice hotel, where each thematic suite is a true work of art.

    Opt for a sumptuous suite with a fireplace and private hot tub and sleep under the stars and snow. The warm atmosphere would melt a heart of stone! Take it one step further and ask to have your own custom suite carved out—or get married in the chapel!

  • 8 Natural Splendour

    What would you say to a photo safari in the land of beaver, moose, and black bear?  You can do it in the lap of luxury at lavish Auberge du Ravage.

    It’s the province’s only five-star forest inn, at Pourvoirie du Lac Moreau outfitters in the heart of the Charlevoix World Biosphere Reserve.

  • 9 Exclusive 5-Star Golf

    Avid golfer? La Tempête Golf Club—the Québec City area’s first international calibre golf course—is for you. This spectacular 200 acre Huxham-designed course features superior cross-cut turf—it’s even been chosen to host the World Skins Game.

    But the only way for non-members to play is with the exclusive package offered by five-star hotel Le Bonne Entente.


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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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