Quebec Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Quebéc, the capital of the Canadian province
of the same name, has more than half a million residents. Being so close to the Arctic, it has long,
cold winters and is a famous winter sports destination. But during the warmer months the city bursts
into action. Quebéc City combines the “couleur locale”
of Europe with the familiarity of North America. Its charming cobblestone streets with Parisian-style
flair show a love for haute couture and fine cuisine. While discovering Quebéc’s highlights you’ll
be zigzagging between the walled Upper Town and the Lower Town, so jump on the funicular or take the L’Escalier
Casse-Cou, the “Breakneck Stairs” which is less scary
than it sounds. The Québécois will always remember their
history and are fiercely proud of their French roots, just like it says in their motto. French is the official language, croissants
are still on the menu and statues of French heroes dot the squares. The heritage-listed city center even has its
own mini version of the Notre Dame. The basilica stands at the site where it all
began: Place Royale. Samuel de Champlain founded Quebéc here in
1608. Step into the past and come face-to-face with
some of Québec’s leading artists on your way to the oldest retail district
in North America. It’s as if these sugar shacks, food stalls
and horse-drawn carriages have always been there. Find another fresco just under the Breakneck
Stairs. This one depicts the history of the waterfront
neighborhood Cap-Blanc. These days the Old Port is a great place to
explore on a bicycle. Drop in at the popular Musée de la Civilisation
and take a journey through the history of Quebéc, from the First Nations to the modern culture. Continue your time travels and stroll past
the fortifications and cannons on the panoramic Dufferin Terrace. You can’t miss Château Frontenac, which towers
over the broad Saint Lawrence River. The river plays a major part in Quebéc’s
story: It brought the first settlers, international
trade and the soldiers who fought over the Canadian territory. The Plains of Abraham, in Battlefields Park,
is where Quebéc was captured by the British in 1759, in the lead up to the end of the French rule
in Canada. Nowadays it’s a peaceful city park, where
you can explore old defense towers, fly a kite, and admire modern art. Pose in front of the Fontaine de Tourny and
look up at the Parliament Building, home to Québec’s National Assembly. Step through the gates of the nearby British
fortress La Citadelle to watch the traditional Changing of the Guard
Ceremony in summer. Shop in North America’s oldest grocery store
to stock up on provisions and head out of the Old Town to experience
some of Quebec’s family attractions: To the south, the Aquarium introduces visitors
to the marine mammals that inhabit the ice-cold waters of the Arctic. Kids can line up to get a kiss, and they
may get an unexpected round of applause! To the north are the Montmorency Falls. Glide past, stand suspended in mid air, or
climb up to the observation platform to witness the spectacle up close. Afterwards, cross the river to Île d’Orléans,
to watch the sun set over the mountains. Quebéc City transforms at dusk, the perfect
time to explore Rue St. Paul’s delightful sidewalk restaurants. End your night on the “Champs Élysées of
Québec”: The Grande Allée. A Canadian city with a 400-year-old history
and French elegance, Quebéc is truly unique. A destination to always remember: Je me Souviens!

92 thoughts on “Quebec Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

  1. I'm a Montrealer, but I also love Quebec City <3
    I think I love the French thing.. that aroma and that sensory thrill.. I love it! xoxo

  2. This video made us decide to visit this place! Lots of things to do actually which are not in this video. Thanks expedia!

  3. "Croissants are still on the menu"… They weren't when the French first came, and they're not more "on the menu" here than anywhere else… Our food is actually closer to that of the British than that of the French, with other influences including Italian, Jewish and Irish to name just a few. They're really trying to sell "Europe in America"!

  4. Quebec is a scumbag shit sucking province. You have been net takers for years. The latest news about real estate immigration proves what pieces of shit you are. Believe me if it was up to the rest of Canada you would have been cut off like after birth forty years ago. Why separate when you can too off the rest of the country……FUCKKKKING TURDS

  5. WARNING! You MUST SPEAK FRENCH in Quebec! Citizens refuse to speak English to you. You are not even allowed in their hospitals if you're dying if you don't speak French.

  6. Im glad that Iive and was born in this city. But it is also sad that I never really visited all of the attraction after 21 years, because I realised years after years that my city is kinda unique.

  7. i Remember i couldn't wait to visit this pace in Grade 8 with my friend, because he had a cottage out there.this is such a greasy place had a lot of unpleasant experiences, and treatment. this place is Terrible Canada is not Friendly when your not White.

  8. Quebec city is the most beautiful city in CANADA … got it ! The region around Quebec city is has much variety and is very impressive. Take the time to experience it … every direction has something to savour.

  9. If your all in the usa im live in quebec and i was born there so yes we have very cold winters and we have very wonderful things in quebec you should really come to quebec becuase its a very beautiful place you might even enjoy being there in quebec becuase people are very nice :3

  10. Quebec City è sicuramente un incrocio tra il Nord America e Parigi, soprattutto per quanto riguarda il cibo e l'architettura.
    Giornali, cartelli stradali e menu sono interamente in francese ed è impossibile non vedere lo Chateau Frontenac!

  11. These videos are so informative and I love it! They give me such a great guide before my travels to think about content and where I want to go with it!

  12. This is Montreal's smaller sibling from same French and American Parents. very scenic city with so much to see. French architecture reins supreme in this un-assuming city.

  13. The right wing people have totally lost it with globalism and now it's a politically correct hell hole in France (in certain areas)

  14. I am from Kansas, when I visit Quebec for 2 weeks vacation, it's totally awesome and friendly. Beautiful places and the food is Yummy! I usually go twice a year.

  15. Jamais filme l'hiver et la pluie
    Les Québécois et leur media des menteurs numéro 1
    Toute la beauté pour 2 mois pas plus

  16. I visited Quebec City 2x in my life. Once with my family when I was 12 yrs old…and then I went with my school when I was 13 yrs old…. I'd love to visit again!

  17. I dont speak French but want to go there in October. Will I have any problems with communication. Also is it cold in october?

  18. I live in Quebec City. I film this city a lot. Russian artist from Quebec City, Canada. A city with authentic architecture, magnificent, bewitching and inspiring!

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