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Quebec City in 2 days

Planning a trip to Quebec City? Our experienced travel editors break down the town so you can make the most of your stay. Let these itineraries be your guide, whether you're here for a weekend or a whole week.
  • Day 1
  • 1 Get your bearings with a scenic walk along the city walls and Terrasse Dufferin.
  • 2 Head to Battlefields Park to check out the Discovery Pavilion to see what activities interest you, then visit the ancient Martello fortification towers along the city walls.
  • 3 Do lunch old-school at Aux Anciens Canadiens, not too far in the Upper Town.
  • 4 Hang out in Upper Town for browsing and shopping along dynamic Rue Saint-Jean.
  • 5 Don't forget to marvel at the stained-glass windows and ornate organ housed within Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste.
  • 6 Return to town in time for dinner to savour an exquisite contemporary twist on French Canadian cuisine at Panache in Auberge Saint-Antoine.
  • 7 Exit the resto and just walk around this cobblestone neighbourhood to discover small, elegant art galleries and the Old Port by night.
  • Day 2
  • 1 Begin the morning in the Lower Town by perusing the shops and galleries of Place Royale.
  • 2 Learn about Québec's people at the Museum of Civilization's permanent exhibit, People of Québec. Marvel at the museum's amazing architecture.
  • 3 Pass through the quaint Petit Champlain area for some quick shopping.
  • 4 For lunch, saunter back into town to grab a savoury baguette sandwich at a French patisserie or café.
  • 5 Cab over to Saint-Roch to spend the afternoon on foot gallivanting through its many shops and galleries of this vibrant neighbourhood.
  • 6 Enjoy dinner and mojitos at Versa, a hotspot serving delicious, fun cuisine. Then, bar hop the night away at this hip district's varied hotspots, like Le Boudoir Lounge.


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  • DAY 2