Destination Canada: visit Quebec City
No trip to Canada would be complete without stopping in Quebec City, whose vestiges of a turbulent past make it a must-visit destination.
Before your Air Transat flight to Quebec City, find out what there is to see in the provincial capital that wears its French heritage proudly.
Explore Old Quebec on foot
With its beautiful stone houses and many monuments, this place oozes with charm. Begin your walk at Place Royale, the birthplace of French America. Make your way to Château Frontenac to admire Quebec City’s most iconic building, and continue to parliament hill for superb views of the surroundings.
If you’ve still got the energy, head to the Citadelle of Quebec, which forms part of the defensive walls that once protected the city. Next, stop at the Plains of Abraham, the largest park in Quebec City, right in the heart of town. If you’re visiting during winter, top off your holiday with a night at the Ice Hotel!
See the whales in Tadoussac
After visiting Quebec’s capital, set off to explore the rest of the province. For the more adventurous, Gaspé and its magnificent national park are just a few hours’ drive away, as is Tadoussac, where you can spend a few days and even enjoy an unforgettable whale watching cruise.