A fantastic day trip from Montreal, or spend a night and really explore the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec. Being one of the oldest cities and European settlements in North America you can expect to find a lot of buildings with historic significance around every corner. There are many exciting things to do in a very small area making Quebec a must have tick on the Canada itinerary.
Probably the most famous building in Quebec is the Chateau Frontenac which used to be a fortress and still has intact ramparts surrounding the old city. The building has since been converted to a hotel, but unless you have some money to burn you probably wont want to stay there. Right next to the Chateau there is a suspended walkway called the Promenade des Gouverneurs that’s worth checking out.
Quebec is very old an there are too many fascinating buildings to list here, just take a stroll around old Quebec and explore some of the left over forts and garrisons, taking in the history written on the hundreds of plaques.
The endless steps
We found these by accident and have no idea what they are actually called, but they do show up on Google maps. To find them locate Rue Champlain road and look for a dashed line that takes you up into the Plains d’Abraham Park, which just so happens to be another great place to visit.
With Hostels from £10 for a shared dorm, accommodation comes in quite cheap. You can opt for a private room for £15 or pick up a hotel from £40. We chose to do Quebec as a day trip from Montreal but if you do plan to stay just ensure you are as close to the old town a possible.
This is one capital city that does not seem to have hiked prices. You can expect to pay £15 for a main meal and as you would expect fine French cuisine is very popular in the area. You’ll also find a number of other choices such as Italian, American and Chinese though if you’re tastebuds don’t fancy French. If you are staying overnight head to Eggspectation for breakfast, they serve the most delicious pancakes!
A days car parking in Quebec is around £10, and providing you park close enough to the old town you can see everything on foot.