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What You Should Know More About Quebec City

  • Travel Advice

    ·         Be wary of the touts.

    ·         Do not get involved in any form of drugs.

    ·         In case you come across anyone who seems suspicious, maybe a drug peddler, it is best to keep away from such an individual. Often, the trend says that the drug pedlars tend to get away from such a situation and it is the tourists who face the trouble.

    ·         Do not entertain the beggars.

    ·         If you are eating street food, make sure you check for the quality before placing an order.

    ·         Whenever you buy a water bottle make sure you check that the seal is intact.

    ·         Do not buy a water bottle from the brand that is not known to you.

    ·         Always carry with you at least one identity card.

    ·         Do not flaunt your cash or valuables in a public place.

    ·         Do not leave any of your important documents in the hotel room.

    ·         Make sure you book a hotel in an area that is located near the attractions of the city.

    ·         Make a booking in a hotel that has a room safe.

    ·         Do not get overfriendly with the strangers.

    ·         If you hire a guide, make sure it is from a registered or a known agency only. 

  • Drinking Law

    The legal age for drinking in Quebec City is 18 years. 

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Old town

    Old Quebec is a historic neighborhood of Quebec City in Canada. It comprises of the Upper Town and Lower Town of the region. UNESCO declared the old town as a World Heritage Site a few years back which made it a popular tourist attraction. The area is also known by the name Latin Quarter. Esplanade, Artillerie, Des Gouverneurs and Montmorency are some of the beautiful parks with a garden where you can sit back and relax. Chateau Frontenac is one of the most famous accommodation spots in the city. Other places worth a visit are the Musée naval de Québec, the caserne Dalhousie, and the Theatre Petit Champlain. It is also a good shopping destination for tourists.


    Musée national des beaux-arts


    Situated on the Plains of Abraham, in The Battlefields Park, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is a beautiful museum in Quebec City. Formerly known as "Musée de la province de Québec", the museum consists of approximately 25,000 works of Quebec artists, some of which date from the 18th century. You will also find a library inside the museum. It consists of three pavilions, each in a distinct building. One of this pavillion is the old prison of Quebec City which became one of the major tourist places in the city.


    The Citadelle of Quebec


    Also known as La Citadelle, the Citadelle of Quebec is an active military installation. It also happens to be the official residence of both the Governor General of Canada as well as the Canadian monarch. It is situated on top of Cap Diamant, right beside the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City. Since this citadel is the Canada’s oldest military building it is a National Historic Site of the country. The Citadelle organize visitor’s program, free tours as well as educational tours for students. It is estimated that the site receives some 200,000 visitors annually which makes it one of the most popular tourist places in Quebec City. Also, the city has an amazing nightlife culture which you can enjoy and explore.


    The plains of Abraham


    This is a historic place where the Battle of the Plains of Abraham took place on 13 September 1759. The Plains of Abraham, an area located within The Battlefields Park in Quebec City. The park receives 4 million visitors and tourists annually. Various activities that take place here include sports, relaxation, outdoor concerts and festivals. It also has a museum that serves as an information center. The museum organizes a multimedia exhibition about the siege of Québec and battles on the Plains of Abraham. The Plains are named after Abraham Martin, a fisherman, and the river pilot. It is a historic site that is worth a visit for all the tourists.


    Aquarium of Quebec


    Aquarium du Quebec is a public aquarium spread across 16 hectares of land and takes care of more than 10,000 animals representing more than 300 species. The aquarium is located in Sainte-Foy which is a popular place in Quebec City. It consists of a garden, several outdoor pools, and the main building with several exhibits. The Aquarium is home to around 300 species of fishes, crustaceans, amphibians, birds, reptiles and marine mammals. It also has seven individual exhibits sectors. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful tourist places in Quebec City.

  • What you will like there?

    Cycling


    Quebec City is a great place to cycle combined with a natural scenic beauty. Ile d'Orleans is a tiny island wedged in the middle of Saint Lawrence River from where the Quebec City is clearly visible. The island has a 70 km loop that covers the entire island. Cycle through the 17th century stone churches and inns while various orchards, fine chocolatiers and exemplary art galleries and cafés come along your way. There are many shops where you can rent a cycle to roam around the city and have a good time.


    Hot air balloon ride


    One of the most exciting and thrilling hot air balloon ride takes place in Quebec City. Jump on a hot air balloon and enjoy the scenic beauty of the city from a bird’s perspective. The ride covers the whole city and follows the shoreline to the magnificent 83m high Montmorency Falls. Hot air balloon ride lasts between one and four hours giving you a quality time to spend up in the sky. It makes for a perfect ride for couples visiting the Quebec City.


    Spend your time at a circus


    Quebec City hosts one of the most memorable circus shows you might have never seen. Canada’s finest clowns, Cirque du Soleil perform here who have entertained locals as well as tourists in the city from years. Quebec City also houses some of the best circus schools in the world. At the Ecole de cirque de Québec, adults can learn how to juggle, ride a unicycle, walk on the tightrope, fly the trapeze and do acrobatic moves on a trampoline. It will surely be one of the best experiences you will take back from Quebec City while on your holidays.


    Canoe Boat ride


    Local tours and travel operators offer tourists visiting Quebec City with an amazing canoe boat ride experience. The ride starts at Saint Charles River and passes through the Marais du Nord park, where you can spot different species of birds, mammals, and amphibians. You can also get a chance to see various creatures such as mink, otters, heron and other wildlife along the way. A peaceful water activity that lets you enjoy the rich wildlife and scenic beauty of Quebec City.


    Festivals

    Various amazing festivals and events take place in Quebec City. Take part in the Winter carnival, one of the most popular festival in the country that takes place in the first two weeks of February. Winter carnival hosts International Ice Sculpture competition, canoe race, group snow bath among many other events. Other festivals you can be a part of are Saint-Jean-Baptiste Celebration, festival date, a festival of New France and much more.

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