OVERVIEW OF QUEBEC CITY
Perched atop the rocky cliffs at the confluence of the Saint Charles and Saint Lawrence River, Quebec City is at the heart of French Canada. The European atmosphere, historic character and Old-World charm of this vibrant city come alive as you walk its narrow cobblestone alleyways past the stone houses and churches of the Old City.
The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss
Walk within the fortification of Quebec. Declared a historical monument, this commanding wall forms an impressive 3 mile defensive belt around the old city. Discover the French heritage and culture featured within its walls, with art galleries, restaurants, cobblestone alleyways, and "Rue du tresor" Artist alley. It is an ideal place to 'step back in time' and take a leisurely stroll.
Other Fun Things to Do
See the beautiful granite Basilica of Ste. Anne-de-Beaupré before visiting the breathtaking Montmorency Falls, where the Montmorency River cascades over a 272-foot cliff before emptying into the Saint Lawrence.
Travel along the scenic old Beaupré Coast and through the picturesque villages of French Canada. Experience the charm of the old quarter of Quebec City with a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride one evening.
Get a Taste of Local Flavor
Quebec offers gourmet restaurants for every taste and interest. Québécois cuisine is served in 18th-century residences; French gourmet specialties are found in elegant dining rooms; and European bistros are located throughout the cobblestone streets of the Old City. The local cuisine is often determined by the season. Springtime produces a number of maple products. Each season brings local delicacies of exceptional quality.
In Canada, the Canadian dollar (CAD) is the official currency. Credit cards are widely accepted, and often offer a good exchange rate. In all of Canada, a 5% Goods & Services Tax (GST) must be paid on all transportation, accommodation, restaurant meals and just about anything else you purchase, right down to a pack of gum.