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Quebec City Itineraries

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 Enjoy a leisurely late lunch at the museum restaurant.
  • 4 Explore the Museum of Fine Arts within Battlefields Park.
  • 5 Hit Lower Town for a fun and whimsical gourmet dinner at Laurie Raphaël, then discover the district on an after-dinner stroll.
  • Day 2
  • 1 It's back to Battlefields Park to start your day with a nice outdoor workout: walking, skiing or in-line skating — depending on your pleasure, and the season.
  • 2 Trot on over to La Citadelle to marvel at the changing of the guard ceremony then investigate the Musée Royal 22e Régiment museum onsite.
  • 3 In keeping with the day's historic motif, do lunch old-school at nearby Aux Anciens Canadiens.
  • 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 Cab over to Saint-Roch for drinks and socializing at trendy lounge Le Boudoir.
  • Day 3
  • 1 Backflips anyone? Take a field trip to circus school and get your trapeze on at one of the three-hour initiation workshops offered by l’École de cirque de Québec.
  • 2 For lunch, saunter back into town to grab a savoury baguette sandwich at a French patisserie or café.
  • 3 Head back to Saint.-Roch for dinner and mojitos at Versa, a hotspot serving delicious, fun cuisine. Then, bar hop the night away at this hip district's varied hotspots.
  • Day 4
  • 1 Begin the morning in the Lower Town by perusing the shops and galleries of Place Royale.
  • 2 Bask in the glory of the beautiful 17th century stone church nearby, Église Notre-Dame-des-Victoires.
  • 3 Learn about Québec's people at the Museum of Civilization's permanent exhibit, People of Québec. Marvel at the museum's amazing architecture.
  • 4 Feast on lunch at nearby L'Initiale for classic French food in a serene and sophisticated ambience.
  • 5 Finish the day at the interactive museum, Centre d’Interpretation de Place-Royale, to lean all about New France.
  • 6 Head back to Upper Town to drink the evening away with the locals at Pub St.-Alexandre, and if you're lucky, catch a performance by a local band.
  • Day 5
  • 1 Cab over to Saint-Roch to spend the morning on foot gallivanting through the many shops and galleries of this vibrant neighbourhood.
  • 2 For lunch, enjoy simple flavourful bistro fare in a spacious, bright and hip art gallery and restaurant, Café du Clocher Penché.
  • 3 Head back to Upper Town for sunset to stroll along Terrasse Dufferin outside Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. If weather permits, put on your ice skates and do a little twirl.
  • Day 6
  • 1 Day trip! Depending on the season, go sugaring off, skiing or enjoy water sports. Another option is a visit to Île d'Orléans.
  • 2 Return to town in time for dinner to savour an exquisite contemporary twist on French Canadian Cuisine at Panache in Auberge Saint-Antoine.
  • 3 Exit the resto and just walk around this cobblestone neighbourhood to discover small, elegant art galleries and the Old Port by night.
  • Day 7
  • 1 Start the day squeezing melons and perusing artisanal goods at the Marché du Vieux-Port de Québec farmers market in the Lower Town.
  • 2 Dig into a healthy lunch at Le Commensal's vegetarian buffet in nearby Parliament Hill.
  • 3 Spend the afternoon doing last-minute shopping in the quaint Petit Champlain area.
  • 4 Finish things off with a toast at local institution Bar Le Sacrilège.


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