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Quebec City, Le Château Frontenac and the Saint Lawrence River, Quebec, Canada.
The spectacular Château Frontenac, the most photographed hotel in the world, dominates Old Quebec City from just about anywhere and symbolises the grand French style and stunning beauty of the city.
A daytime view of the Château Frontenac, with City Hall (Hôtel de Ville) and Terrasse Dufferin on the right.
by Wladyslaw Benutzer
Vieux Quebec, the old town's ramparts, fortifications, cobbled streets, picturesque ancient buildings and historic home-museums are evocative of a distant Europe and perfectly walkable, especially the Terrasse Dufferin promenade high over the river with its charming cafés, gazebos and sophisticated locals...more.
The cable car (funicular) in Sous-le-Fort Street, Quartier Petit Champlain, Old Quebec City.
by Peter Helm
Kids love walking the city walls, the funicular ride, the ferry across the river, the endless street performers, while as a romantic destination, especially for a White Christmas, Vieux Quebec is difficult to beat; for a different perspective take a Levis Ferry trip on the St Lawrence River to see a 'postcard' view of the city.
Quebec City's Rail station, Gare du Palais.
Inside the City Ramparts, St Louis Gate
The Tourny Fountain in front of Quebec Parliament building
One of the city's main streets, Rue Maguire.
Villa Bagatelle, originally built in 1848, a museum and gallery surrounded by public gardens.
by G. Bochenek
Wildlife Parks near the city: there are several good wildlife reserves not far from the city, such as Jacques-Cartier National Park, 50km north of Quebec City or Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area on the north shore of the St Lawrence River in the Saint-Joachim region, 40 minutes drive north-east of Quebec City.
Baie Ste. Catherine, two hours north of Quebec City in upper Charlevoix is packed with vast numbers and variety of whales (including beluga and minke) from mid-June to early October. Visible from land but of course tour boats get a lot closer and provide interesting information too.
More Quebec Wildlife.
Quebec City Map | Canada Map
Activity centres in Quebec:
Mont Tremblant: 227 miles (365 kms) from Quebec City in the Laurentian Mountains Mont Tremblant National Park is east Canada's biggest sports/recreation destination...more.
The vast Saguenay Region (picturesque villages, fjords, rivers, lakes and mountains) a short distance north of Quebec City and favourite escape chute for city folk also provides a lot of adrenalin action both in winter and summer.
A gorgeous bike route around Lake Saint-Jean, the Blueberry Cycling Route (Veloroute des Bleuets) is an outstanding attraction.
A vast mural, La Fresque des Quebecois, in Rue Notre Dame, Quebec Old Town. Next, Montreal.