With historic buildings and cobblestoned, winding streets (the oldest in North America), Quebec City is a charming destination for a vacation. The metropolitan city is extremely welcoming and visitors can go on adventures in the valleys and alongside rivers, with plenty of opportunity for hiking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Of course, you can also experience shopping in the Petit Champlain District, which is, again, the oldest in North America and offers boutiques and unique stores. Once you've worked up an appetite, there are plenty of dining options in the city to suit everyone.
Top things to do in Quebec City include visiting the Citadelle of Quebec, which is the oldest military building in the country. Walking around Old Quebec is a highlight of the city, with European design and buildings that are 400 years old. You can explore the cobbled streets and stop for shopping or a tasty snack. For something more adventurous, Montmorency Falls is a stunning waterfall that attracts visitors from around the world. You can go on the aerial tram from the base to the top of the waterfalls, as well as walk over the suspension bridge. Elsewhere, at Battlefields Park, you can see over 50 artillery pieces from the past and learn about the location where the Battle of Quebec took place. You can wander around and admire the historical statues, plus take in the views of the St. Lawrence River. To experience the glacial valleys, head to Jacques-Cartier National Park and go hiking to get back to nature.
Popular times to visit Quebec City include the summer months when the sun is shining, as well as the winter months with a host of social events and festivals.