Quebec City, Quebec

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Québec is a province in east central Canada and is Canada’s largest province by area.

Québec is the only fortified city in North America north of Mexico, with nearly 4.6km of walls and imposing gates to explore. Here you will discover narrow cobbled streets and alleyways. The city is split into the Lower and Upper Town.

A public market, park, bike path and shows bring the Vieux Port area to life.

Near the bridges that span the river, the Aquarium du Québec is a good place for families.

The Quartier Petit Champlain is considered the oldest commercial district in North America. Art galleries, clothing stores, souvenir shops and cafes line the pedestrian street. The square is the heart of the Lower Town, close by is North America’s oldest surviving Catholic church, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires.

The Place Royale and statue of Louis XIV in the Lower Town is a centrepiece of the Old Town. A short funicular ride takes you up to Dufferin Terrace in the Upper Town, and offers great restaurants, charming shops and street performers. Popular buys include local handicrafts and leather goods.

The Musee de la Civilization has a mix of exhibits including a model of Samuel Champlain’s early dwelling on the shores of the St Lawrence, a longboat and the Olympic Torch.

The Plains of Abraham (also called Battlefields Park) is where the British and French fought. Walk through the gardens and see a multimedia show and more than 30 regimental uniforms in the Discover Pavilion.

Musee du Fort is a historic recreation of the sieges of Québec.

The Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine is North America’s oldest pilgrimage site.

Nearby Ile d’Orleans is a rustic and beautiful island with farmlands, churches, fishing ponds and quaint shops.

Visit the largest buffalo herd in Québec at Parc des Bisons. Visitors may also stroll along a trail leading to one of the highest points of Ile d’Orleans.

Drive to the Park de la Chute-Montmorency, the falls here are 1½ times higher than Niagara. There are walking trails and the views of the mountains and the falls are beautiful.

The disabled cruiser visiting Quebec City 

Where You’re Docked

Cruise ships can dock in the heart of Quebec at Vieux Port, generally at wharves 19, 21 and 22. However, other wharves, including those of the Canadian Coast Guard, may be used if the port is particularly busy.

The Cruise Terminal in Pointe-à-Carcy has plenty of taxis available.

The Old City is situated on two levels, Lower Town, at the Port, and the Upper Town, a quick walk from the terminal.

Good to Know

Heavy traffic 

Getting Around

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Currency & Best Way to Get Money

The official currency is the Canadian Dollar.


The official language in Quebec City 


Québec is most famous for its tourtières (meat pies), pâté chinois, pea soup, cretons, ham dishes, maple desserts such as Grand-Pères and sweet treat “tire Ste-Catherine” (St Catherine’s taffy).

Points of Interest

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Quebec City Accessible Excursions

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Quebec City Accessible Guided Tour

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