Quebec City FlagQuebec City

Quebec City Image

RECOMMENDED PROPERTIES IN QUEBEC CITY

QUEBEC CITY

Quebec City is the "national" capital of the Canadian province of Quebec. Located at a commanding position on cliffs overlooking the St. Lawrence Seaway, Quebec City's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only city in North America (outside Mexico and the Caribbean) with its original city walls.

Quebec City's main sight is the Old Town, the upper part of which is surrounded by a stone wall built by both French and British armies. It is now a tourist district with many small boutiques and hundreds of historical and photographic points of interest. Some of the buildings are original structures, while others are built in the same style and architecture as former buildings.

Located on the Battlefields park, the mission of Musée national des Beaux-arts du Québec art museum is to promote and preserve Québec art of all periods and to ensure a place for international art through temporary exhibitions. You can also visit the old prison of Quebec City, which is now one of the two main pavilions of the Museum.

The Observatoire de la Capitale located Outside the Old City walls is one of the tallest buildings in Quebec, offering a panoramic view of the whole city.

A truly spectacular event, the Winter Carnival is a hundred-year tradition in Quebec City. Each year, a giant ice palace is built in the Place Jacques-Cartier as the headquarters of the festivities, but there's activities all during the week. The International Ice Sculpture Competition sees teams from around the world build monumental sculptures. There are 3 parades during the event in different quarters of the city, and other winter-defying competitions including a canoe race across the St. Lawrence and a group snow bath. The festival's mascot, Bonhomme Carnaval, a sashed snowman, is the city's most famous logo.

One of only two ice hotels in the world, from January to early April the Ice Hotel is a must-see. The best time to go here is just before dark so you can see the hotel in natural lighting and then artificially lit. Each room is themed and decorated with exquisite ice sculptures and includes an ice bar where you can get a drink served in an ice glass. For the romantics, there is a wedding chapel complete with snow pews.

Quebec City's Old Town, especially Basse-Ville, is riddled with shops for tourists. Watch for leather goods and various handmade crafts made by Canada's First Nations Peoples.

more..

7 reasons why HotelSurfs.com is the best online hotel booking portal

  • Online booking made easy

    Access more than 300,000 properties across 200 countries.

  • Instant confirmation

    provide booking confirmation
    in real time.

  • Flexi Booking

    Allow advance booking up
    to a year.

  • Book Now, Pay Later

    Pay when you check-out.

  • Big Savings

    Low rates, no booking and
    credit card fees.

  • Book with confidence

    All backed-up by our friendly and dedicated team.

  • Safe and secure connections

    You will benefit from the highest level of security the industry has to offer.