When you spend 3 days in Quebec City, you'll likely end up strolling through Quartier Petit Champlain and Place Royale a couple of times. I recommend visiting these popular tourist attractions early in the morning or in the evening because they will be more crowded in the afternoon. Inside the Parc des Champs-de-Bataille (Battlefields Park, which contains the plains of Abraham) is the capital's most important art museum. It focuses on Inuit sculpture and the works of Québec artisans.
The original 1933 museum is connected to a newer structure by a glass-roofed pavilion that has a reception area, a museum shop and a cafeteria. Get some fresh air with a stroll through the 108 hectares (267 acres) that make up Canada's first national urban park and the city's playground. Within its rolling hills are two Martello Towers, cylindrical stone defensive structures built between 1808 and 1812, as well as cycling and skating trails and picnic areas.
Quebec Cityis a charming place that feels European with the friendliness of Canadian culture and great food, plentiful enough to sustain itself through the winter.
Even now, more than 74% of the province of Quebec considers itself Roman Catholic, although church attendance is low. The ferry also continues to operate late into the night, so if you want to see Quebec City lit up at night, it's also a good option. This itinerary could easily be added to several days in Montreal, where you can travel a little more than three hours by train to Quebec City. The German Christmas market opens its doors at the end of November and, in February, Quebec City becomes a winter paradise for the Quebec Winter Carnival.
It has excellent recommendations for places to stay, what to do, where to eat, excursions and facts about the history of Quebec City. In autumn, temperatures begin to drop, but this is the perfect time to see Quebec City dressed in autumnal hues as the leaves begin to change color. Take in the view from the top of Escalier Casse-Cou (Breaking Steps), the oldest staircase in Quebec City, before strolling through the shops and restaurants of Petit-Champlain Street, arguably Canada's prettiest street. If you're less interested in exploring downtown on foot and want a comfortable base to explore the nearby Quebec City site, the new Courtyard by Marriott offers great value for money.
Quebec City is located in Quebec, Canada, and therefore the predominant language is French, although English is also widely spoken. The RTC Metrobus is also available for transportation to some of Quebec City's most popular neighborhoods. One thing that surprised me to learn is that Quebec City was founded by Catholic missionaries, and Catholicism played a huge role in the way it was governed. With most international travel on land, those longing for a European vacation will find plenty to see, do and eat in Quebec City.
I had been talking about visiting Quebec City for a long time and neither of us had been to Canada yet. Although my 3-day time in Quebec City was sponsored by Québec City Tourism, the experience, opinions and desire to return are mine.