Quebec City

Quebec City is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec and is one of the oldest European settlement in the entire North America. The city is located in the valley of Saint Lawrence River and the climate of the city is classified as humid continental.

The cost of living – in case if you are planning for a trip – is less than what you would encounter in many of the European cities. Old Quebec City is one of UNESCO World Heritage sites and that is one of the many reasons why it attracts a huge number of tourists every year.

Best tourist spots to visit in Quebec City

 

Old Quebec

Location: 16 Rue du Petit Champlain, Québec City, Québec, Canada

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A UNESCO World Heritage site. Main attractions include Notre-Dame Basilica, Quartier Petit-Champlain and the Citadel. We recommend you to spend a lot of time here in Old Quebec as the place is real awesome! There are lots of artisans and painting shops all around, visiting one of them is definitely worth your time. You will mostly get a feeling of an old European city here with the city having a similar architecture.

There are visitors 24x7 here in the city of Old Quebec. A few of the historic sites in the city charges you an entry fee.

 

Battlefields Park

Location: Rue Garneau, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

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Are you interested in colonial history? This place is for you! This is a 267 acres of land, west of Old Quebec. The Battle of Quebec happened here. But today, this place is real calm and quiet. You can spot a lot of historical stuff here like canons, also there are many gardens – Joan of Arc Garden is one of them and quiet beautiful.

Battlefields Part is open all through the year. There are a lot of exhibits at the plains of Abraham Museum where you can read and learn a lot about the city, which is open from 9 am to 5.30 pm.

Admission Fee: CA$13.50 (around $10.50) and CA$17 (about $13) [depends on the season]

 

Montmorency Falls Park

Location: Avenue Royale, Montmorency, Quebec, Canada

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The place is located 9 miles north east of Old Quebec along St. Lawrence River. This park is a treat for nature lovers and sight lovers. It has got a 272 feel tall waterfall, which is roughly one and a half times taller than the Niagra Falls.

Best time to visit: Summer. Though if you want to enjoy the real beauty of the place, without crowd, you can take a visit at winter too!

So that means you can visit the falls any time of the year. There are stairs from the visitor center to the top of you can opt to get on top via cable cars. But it is chargeable and you will pay around CA$12 (about $9.50) for a round trip.

How to reach the park: If you have a vehicle, you can drive to the spot but there will be a

parking fee. Or else you can take the bus from the old city – route No. 800.