Plan your trip to Québec, Canada
Regional Population: 491,142
Elevation: 575 meters
Time Zone: America/Montreal
Local Currency: CAD
Nearby Airports: YQB
Québec City is the capital of the province of Québec in Canada. Located at a commanding position on cliffs overlooking the St. Lawrence Seaway, Québec City’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only city north of Mexico with its original city walls.
French is the official language of the province of Québec, though in the tourist areas of Québec City English is widely spoken. Outside of the tourist areas, some knowledge of French is advisable, if not necessary.
Québec City’s main sight is the Old Town, the upper part of which is surrounded by a stone wall built by both French and British armies. It is now a tourist district with many small boutiques and hundreds of points of interest. Some of the buildings are original structures, while others are built in the same style as former buildings. Visitors may also enjoy taking the ferry to Lévis for beautiful views of the Chateau Frontenac and the Lower Old Town, or a St. Lawrence River cruise.
From its historical sites and enclosing wall to its French-influenced culture and cuisine, Québec City offers enticing options for all ages.
Celebrating Québec City’s 400th anniversary with 10 months of festivals, art exhibits and street performances—this is one party you won’t want to miss.
Bring a bon appétit for these culinary traditions: crêpes, maple syrup pie and tea.
Watch bees make honey, tour maple groves and see a skilled blacksmith shape metal.
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Our current issue highlights this historic Canadian city as it celebrates its quadrennial. Also read about Euro soccer, the offbeat Winvian resort and stays with the in-laws.