About Québec city

    Québec city is among the oldest cities founded in Canada and its represents the cradle of the French civilization in North America. This historical heritage is still visible in the old Québec, a fortified city rich in history, culture, architecture and arts. Designated as a world heritage treasure by the UNESCO, the old Québec is a unique touristic attraction. In the summer, the old Québec is the theater of numerous festivals and cultural events. The historic buildings, the boutiques, the restaurants and the vibrant nightlife generate a lively and festive atmosphere.

    More information on the attractions and the activities available ca be found on the Québec touristic information website.




    Frontenac Castle

    Accessible via the Dufferin Terrace, a 600 metres long wooden boardwalk surmounting the city fortifications, the Frontenac castle is an iconic symbol of the Québec Region. At the base of the castle, an exceptional view of the Québec city’s lower town, the St-Laurence River and the surrounding areas is accessible.

    Petit-Champlain District

    The Petit-Champlain District is dense in history as its represents the first permanent French settlement in North America. The Place Royale, located at the core of the district, served as fort, a trading post and a home to Samuel de Champlain in 1608 during the foundation of Québec City. Nowadays, the well preserved centenary houses are used as museums, boutiques and touristic attractions.

    Plains of Abraham

    Formerly used as the core of Québec defense systems, the Plains of Abraham are now a vast national park in the middle Québec city. Frequently used as a gathering location for cultural event, the Plains of Abraham are also a place of choice to practice multiple sports or simply to breathe some fresh air.


    Outskirts of Québec City

    The region of Québec offers numerous breathtaking and diversified landscapes that showcase the beautiful Canadian flora and fauna. From coastal views to deep Canadian forest, many options are available within reach of the City.



    Montmorency Falls Park

    Within minutes of Québec City, the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency offers a spectacular view on the 83 metres high fall. Sportive activities such as a Zipline, the Via ferrata and a hiking trail are also available to enjoy the view on the waterfall, the St-Laurence river and the Île d’Orléans.

    Information on the activities and the pricing are available on this website.

    Île d'Orléans

    Focused around agriculture, the Île d’Orléans still represents the traditional Québec countryside. Along with a beautiful rustic scenery, the island offers to the tourists a well-developed Agritourism network. The local producers proudly share their history and offer to visitors farm-fresh samples of their products.

    Detailed  information can be found the official touristic website.


    Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

    Québec national parks immerse the visitors into fascinating and unforgettable environments. The array of mountains cut by the deep valley offers magnificent scenery enjoyable on foot, on bicycle or by canoe. The multiple national parks are preserved and managed by the SEPAC. Camping and cabin rental services are also offered in most of the parks. Among these national parks, the Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier is closest to Québec city, reachable in a 30 minutes car ride.

    Université Laval

    The city is also a thriving business and technological centre where many high-tech industries are flourishing. The conference will be held at Université Laval, an institution that has its roots in the 17th century. Today, with a population of more than 40 000 students, Université Laval is rating among the top 6 universities in Canada for research funding.

    Source: Université Laval; Photo credit: Marc Robitaille

    The images were provided  by the Québec City Tourism office.