The Canadian province of Quebéc is a traditional wintersports destination. However, it is during the warm summers that its elegant capital, Quebéc City, really comes to life.
Visit Quebéc City to get a taste of France in a familiar North American setting. The walled Upper Town, with all its towers and grand buildings, is just as charming as the historic Lower Town. A funicular and the so-called L’Escalier Casse-Cou (Breakneck Stairs) connects the two parts of the heritage-listed city center.
The Musée de la Civilisation near the waterfront showcases the history of Quebéc, from the First Nations to modern times. The city sprung up around the Notre Dame basilica at Place Royale. Dufferin Terrace is a long promenade with views of the St. Lawrence River. It is overlooked by the landmark Château Frontenac. Other highlights are Battlefields Park, the Fontaine de Tourny at the Parliament Building and of course the Changing of the Guard Ceremony in La Citadelle. For dining and dancing, browse Rue St. Paul’s or the Grande Allée, the “Champs Élysées of Québec”.
Outside of the city center, the Aquarium of Quebéc and the Montmorency Falls offers hours of family entertainment.