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3 days in Quebec City

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3 days in Quebec City
Quebec City is a centuries-old historic, yet vibrant, city filled with things to do from cultural to outdoor activities.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Musee de la Civilisation
Musee de la Civilisation

This museum is characterized by its innovative and daring outlook. It defines itself as a seat of knowledge and ideas, a museum endowed with valuable collections, an education centre and a living memory. It is located in the region's capital, Quebec City, in the heart of an historic district and close to Place Royale.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Domaine de Maizerets
Domaine de Maizerets

Located on a popular bike path, this pretty park contains gardens, an arboretum and other historic buildings.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Loews Le Concorde
Loews Le Concorde

The finest and freshest ingredients prepared in true French style provide a dining experience that is uniquely Quebec. Located at the highest point in Quebec City, you’ll delight in the sweeping, panoramic views of this historic city. L’Astral slowly rotates, and in 1 ½ hours you’ll see it all, from the St. Lawrence River and the Plains of Abraham to the Joan of Arc Gardens.

Cost: US$31 - US$50
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Day 2
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

These 275-foot falls on the Montmorency River tower higher than even the legendary Niagara Falls. The 2013 season promises to be exhilarating for people who will visit Parc de la Chute-Montmorency – Montmorency Falls, the second most visited site of the provincial capital after Old Quebec. The highlight of all the new summer activities is certainly the opening of two via ferrata routes... More

These 275-foot falls on the Montmorency River tower higher than even the legendary Niagara Falls. The 2013 season promises to be exhilarating for people who will visit Parc de la Chute-Montmorency – Montmorency Falls, the second most visited site of the provincial capital after Old Quebec. The highlight of all the new summer activities is certainly the opening of two via ferrata routes built in the Boischatel fault near the waterfalls. Via ferrata – this is Italian for “iron roads” - is an activity accessible to everyone over 12 years old that combines hiking and rock climbing. The two paths are built on the rock face on the eastern side of the waterfall. The less adventurous will also be able to get stunning views of the 83-meter high waterfall aboard the cable car which now runs with sparkling new cabins. History buffs will be glad to know that guided tours are now offered each weekend in the company of Sir Frederick Haldimand, who served as Governor of Quebec from 1778 to 1786 and Mathilde Robin, best known as the Lady in White, who lost her fiance during the Montmorency Battle in 1759. Guided tours are offered in French or English until Labour Day weekend. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Morrin Centre
Morrin Centre

Come visit the Morrin Cultural Centre, Quebec City's best-kept secret! Built over 200 years ago as one of the city's first jail, it now houses one of the world's most beautiful libraries. This national historic site is yours to discover. Walk through foreboding jail cells and browse the books in the charming Victorian library. We also offer various events; including a Writers' Festival... More

Come visit the Morrin Cultural Centre, Quebec City's best-kept secret! Built over 200 years ago as one of the city's first jail, it now houses one of the world's most beautiful libraries. This national historic site is yours to discover. Walk through foreboding jail cells and browse the books in the charming Victorian library. We also offer various events; including a Writers' Festival, concerts, readings and lectures. Consider renting the Centre as the perfect place to hold your events. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Old Quebec
Old Quebec

Historic part of Quebec City, which was founded in 1608.  The upper part, referred to as 'Upper Town' (Haute-ville) is walled with ramparts and makes... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Day 3
La Citadelle de Quebec
La Citadelle de Quebec

The Citadelle is an active military garrison and a National Historic Site located on Cap Diamant. Its construction began in 1820. Its walls enclose 300 years of military history spanning the French, British and Canadian periods. Guided tours of the site and the Musee Royal 22e Regiment are open year-round. Ceremonies of the Changing of the Guard and Beating of the Retreat are presented... More

The Citadelle is an active military garrison and a National Historic Site located on Cap Diamant. Its construction began in 1820. Its walls enclose 300 years of military history spanning the French, British and Canadian periods. Guided tours of the site and the Musee Royal 22e Regiment are open year-round. Ceremonies of the Changing of the Guard and Beating of the Retreat are presented in summer and included in the entrance fee. Night tours in summer and fall seasons. Permanent exhibition "Je me souviens" relates the 100-year-long history of the Royal 22e Regiment, the Canadian Forces' sole French-language regular force infantry regiment. Learn about the lives of soldiers who have served in its ranks from 1914 to the missions in Afghanistan. Audiences will also enjoy a special exhibition every year and have access to an interactive experience exploring the built heritage of the fortress and the regiment's history through interviews, video archives, and interactive maps of battles. Less

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Quartier Petit Champlain
Quartier Petit Champlain

Dating back to the 17th century, the Petit Champlain street is the oldest commercial artery in North America. Quartier Petit Champlain counts today more than 47 shops and restaurants.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Plains of Abraham
Plains of Abraham

The Plains of Abraham Park is located in downtown Quebec City.  It runs parallel with Grande Allee Street on one side and the St. Lawrence Seaway on... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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