The Québec City area in 3 days

Take a historical tour through foundational sites of North American history. Discover the city’s blend of European and colonial architecture and endless activities. This tour will thrill history lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike!

Terrasse Duffferin © S. Audet

Suggested itinerary

  • Day 1: Urban history
    Québec City

    Visit the city’s iconic sights, including the Château Frontenac, Terrasse Dufferin, Fortifications, Citadelle, Parliament Building, Fontaine de Tourny and Plains of Abraham. Discover restaurants and the stunning Lumière sur l’art exhibition on rue Cartier.

  • Day 2: Following in Champlain’s footsteps
    Québec City

    Stroll through the Quartier Petit Champlain to discover a wealth of North American history and handicrafts. Pay a visit to the Place Royale, where the city was officially founded in 1608. Admire the view of Québec City from aboard a river cruise. At night, explore events around town.

  • Day 3: Nature and spirituality
    Île d’Orléans and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

    Take a scenic cable car ride at the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency then hop across to île d’Orléans. Go zip lining at Canyon Sainte-Anne then stop in at the Shrine Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, one of the oldest pilgrimage sites on the continent. Finally get a taste of the Québécois way of life!