Best Things to do in Quebec

There are limitless possibilities for what you can do in Quebec. Whether you love indoor activities or you like stepping out to find something 1to do, you will never fail to find something to do in Quebec. Some of the things that most people enjoy when in Quebec are:

Visit the national park

The plains of Abraham, commonly known as National Battlefield Park is one of the places that you should visit if you are in Quebec. It has a rich history that dates back to the 1700s when the French and British army was fighting to take over Canada. They were fighting on land that belonged to a farmer called Abraham Martin, hence the name of the park. The battle was short, lasting about 40 minutes, but it has remained etched on Canadian history as the day that the British took over the country from the French. The commanders of both the French and British army were killed in the battle and were placed in a shared monument. Today, the park is significant and it has been used to hold events and festivals. It is also home to some of the most creative pieces of art by Canadian artists.

Walk through the UNESCO sites

In 1985, UNESCO listed Old Quebec (also known as Vieux-Quebec) in the world heritage list. The old historic district offers a lot to see. You can go to the river in the lower town where the French settlement was established by Samuel de Champlain in 1608. It is also refreshing to walk around Petit Champlain Street which is considered to be the oldest commercial avenue in Canada and the USA. Old Québec also has many hills that you can climb, especially if you love hiking. The first university in Canada also has a museum at Seminare de Québec which celebrates the French culture.

Explore the Culture

Québec still maintains a rich culture through art, foods, and how they express themselves. Take a walk around the Wendake village and have a glimpse of this native community that has not been eroded by the Western culture. There is a hotel in the village where you will tease your cuisine with native foods made with ingredients that are on season. You can also use a guide who will take you around and make you get a better understanding of the culture. During the summer, there are many art festivals and dances that are showcased for visitors.

Go to the Basilica of Sainte Anne de Beaupre

You do not have to be religious for you to deeply appreciate the Basilica of Sainte Anne de Beaupre that is located in Central Québec. The structure was first built in 1658 but was razed by a fire and a second building was put up in the 1920s. There is a legend that the building has healing powers and that one of the constructors of the building started working while using crutches, and by the time he was done, he was completely healed. The landmark is a must-see, both the outside and inside of the building are among the most photographed places in Québec.

Try the Evening Gourmet Tour

If you are a foodie, you should book for the food tour in Québec city. Through the food, you will be able to understand French and Canadian history. You can explore it alone, or use a guide who will take you to some of the top restaurants where you can eat exotic foods that are paired with the right wine for a reasonable price. This trip is ideal for a group of fewer than 10 people so that you have an intimate experience.

Discover Whale Watching

Québec has a unique cruise trip where you meet the majestic whales while on a whole day guided trip. The ride is along the St. Lawrence river to Baie St. Catherine. You will spot whales, belugas, and seals. In between, you will also see nature’s beauty such as the greenery that surrounds the river. Most of the cruise rides always have a guide on board who will be giving you all the necessary information about the wildlife around you.