Quebec City Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Quebec City; our list of the best things to see, including Musée national des Beaux-arts du Québec, Ice Hotel and Chateau Frontenac.
  • The best place in Quebec City: Musée national des Beaux-arts du Québec

    Musée national des Beaux-arts du Québec

    Permanent exhibits are free of charge while admission to the temporary exhibits is $15 for adults. Located on the Battlefields park, the mission of this 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. An annex designed by renowned architectural firm OMA is currently being built.
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  • One of only two ice hotels in the world, from January to early April the Ice Hotel is a must-see. $15 will get you full tour during the day, after 8PM access to the guest rooms is restricted to guests only. Each room is themed and decorated with exquisite ice sculptures. Rooms start at $299/night. 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.
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  • Chateau Frontenac

    Chateau Frontenac

    Quebec City icon. Claimed to be the most photographed hotel in North America. Stay the night if you can (see Sleep) and pop in for a martini if you can't (see Drink). Guided tours available [1].
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  • Festival of New France

    Festival of New France

    first weekend in August
    Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France reviendront pour une 17e présentation du 7 au 11 août 2013!
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  • Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands

    Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands

    The Festival takes place at the end of August.
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  • Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge

    Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge

    1215 Grande Allée
    Residence of past lieutenant-governors from 1870-1966 and spread over 24 hectares, this garden features heritage buildings, wooded areas and gardens.
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  • L'Ozone

    L'Ozone

    570 Grande-Allée Est
    Offers great music and atmosphere.~$5/pint.
  • Observatoire de la Capitale

    Observatoire de la Capitale

    Admission is $10. One of the tallest buildings in Quebec, offering a panoramic view of the whole city.
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  • Chez Maurice

    Chez Maurice

    575 Grande-Allée Est
    Upscale with a crowd in the mid-to-late 20s playing dance. Has a dress code for the second floor.
  • Le Patriarche

    Le Patriarche

    17, Saint-Stanislas, Québec ‪G1R 4G7‬
    Set in a decor inspired by its old stone walls. Imbued with a unique architectural cachet, this 1827 heritage home-turned-restaurant has been serving discerning gourmets since 1965.
  • Paillard

    Paillard

    1097 Rue St-Jean
    Good selection of Viennese pastries and gelato. Locals line up to buy inexpensive soups, sandwiches, and pizza.
  • Jardins de Metis

    200, route 132, Grand-Métis
    See Website for hours. $16 Adults, $8 Young Adult. An internationally renowned center for garden art and design.
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  • Musée de la civilisation

    85 rue Dalhousie
    Museum devoted to the world's peoples, with a well-done if still somewhat dull permanent exhibit on the history of Quebec.
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  • Winter Carnival

    city-wide
    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. $12 (2010) will get you a rubber snowman to attach to your parka for entrance into the festivities on the Plains of Abraham.
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  • Martin Lachance

    399 St.Joseph, Quebec City
    Québec is one of North America's most beautiful port cities. Set against the stunning backdrop of Cape Diamond, its port is the gateway to Old Québec's historic and cultural neighborhoods. Set foot ashore and walk into a world of museums, heritage homes, art galleries, craft boutiques, public markets, parks, murals, sidewalk cafés, restaurants, bistros, and more—all just a few steps or a buggy ride away! Extend your stay upon arrival or departure and enjoy a few extra days in one of the world's best destinations*! 80 000 pax are expected for the Summer Fall season in 2011.
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  • Restaurant Aux Anciens Canadiens

    Restaurant Aux Anciens Canadiens

    34, rue St-Louis
    Specializes in Quebecois cooking, including dishes that feature caribou, buffalo, or wapiti. The table d'hote (the local term for prix-fixe), served until 17h45, is quite a good deal at $19.95. Reservations recommended.
  • Le Savini Resto-Bar / Vinothèque

    Le Savini Resto-Bar / Vinothèque

    680, Grande-Allée Est
    Sa cuisine, savoureusement italienne... à la fois raffinnée et réconfortante. Découvrez le Savini.
  • Thaizone Lebourgneuf

    Thaizone Lebourgneuf

    2000 Boulevard Lebourgneuf
    Thaïzone- La franchise de nourriture asiatique en formule restauration rapide la plus branchée au Québec!
  • Thaïzone Cartier

    Thaïzone Cartier

    1019 avenue Cartier
    Thaïzone- La franchise de nourriture asiatique en formule restauration rapide la plus branchée au Québec!
  • Bistro Les Trois Garçons

    Bistro Les Trois Garçons

    1084, rue Saint-Jean
    les TROIS GARÇONS - BISTRO - BURGER - SALADE - 1084 rue st-Jean QUÉBEC
  • Aviatic Club

    Aviatic Club

    450 Rue De La Gare-Du-Palais
  • Le Dagobert

    600 Grande-Alle Est
    One of Québec's biggest clubs and over 25 years old, with shows by local and international musicians. With its heart-stopping techno and enormous outdoor disco ball, you cannot miss it. Crowd tends to be young. One of the few venues that consistently asks for identification for age verification. Free admission.
  • Les Voutes de Napoléon

    680 Grande Allée Est
    Great chansonnier bar located in the vaults of a restaurant. Live music everyday. Gets packed on weekend especially saturday night. Festive atmosphere.
  • Pub St. Alexandre

    1087 Rue St.-Jean
    Alexandre, 1087 Rue St.-Jean, ☎ 418-694-0015. Another great bar/restaurant that specializes in imports, but charges a price for them. A 16 oz Belgian import can be $9-12.
  • Bar Château Frontenac

    1 rue des Carrieres
    Famous for their perfectly mixed and generously sized martinis, available in numerous versions including half-a-dozen named after famous visitors ranging from Winston Churchill to René Lévesque. Try to score a window seat for great views across the St. Lawrence. The ice wine martini is a great treat. $13/16 for a martini with house/premium vodka.
  • Ninkasi

    811 rue Saint-Jean
    The best place to have a large choice of Quebeckers beers and see a variety of shows.
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Quebec City uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.