Visiting Quebec City, Canada and its surroundings

  • Quebec City is the provincial capital and second largest city of Quebec. This enchanting destination is located in Eastern Canada, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. One of the most visited places in Canada, Quebec City was founded over 400 years ago and provides the ideal combination of urban excitement and unique adventures in the great outdoors.

     Fly direct from London Gatwick to Québec City this summer


    Soak up the lively French Canadian Culture

  • There are plenty of things to do in Quebec City, like admire fine art, savour superb dishes and explore renowned sites such as the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, one of the most highly rated hotels in Canada.

    You can also stroll through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Quebec, the cradle of French America and the only fortified city on the continent north of Mexico.

    Several fun-filled festivals are held every season, like the Quebec Winter Carnival, the world’s largest winter festival, where you can marvel at snow and ice sculptures, cheer for ice canoe racers, watch colourful night parades and fill up on delicious maple taffy. The fun continues into summer with events like the Festival d’été de Québec (Quebec City Summer Festival), one of the biggest music festivals in Canada.

  • You can also take the opportunity to explore other unique highlights outside the city. Discover the rich culture of one of Quebec First Nations communities in Wendake, located just 20 minutes from downtown Quebec City. Get an adrenaline rush zip lining over the Montmorency Falls, experience the thrill of suspension bridges at the Canyon Sainte-Anne gorge or take a tour around Île d’Orléans to sample delicious local products. Recharge your batteries at exceptional natural sites like the Jacques-Cartier National Park, known as “Quebec City's Great Outdoors”. Within minutes of leaving the city, you will be immersed in the serene beauty of Canada's natural surroundings.

    Set between river and mountains, Charlevoix inspires with its diverse nature, offers plenty of unspoiled national parks for hiking and canyoning. From there, the quaint town of Tadoussac makes for an enjoyable scenery. Once there, nature lovers can take part in seasonal whale watching boat tours and discover the beachfront sand dunes.

    Come see for yourself what unique experiences await in and around the Quebec capital!

    And that’s not all! Read on for more of our national parks to visit near Quebec City.


Canada deals year-round

  • Spring

    Greet the city’s budding greenery and blossoming flowers with walks in the park or on downtown’s sunny cobblestone streets.


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  • Summer

    Enjoy the hottest months of the year surrounded by vivid green scenery and a wealth of free summer activities, festivals and concerts.

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  • Fall

    Behold the colourful fall landscape and feel the crisp autumn air while strolling through city parks and perusing outdoor markets for seasonal produce.

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  • Winter

    Although it’s freezing out, bundle up and enjoy the stunning snowy scenery and the array of winter festivals in the city—sure to warm you up!

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