Québec City at its Best

The 10 Most Beautiful Spots in the Québec City Area

Credit: Emmanuel Coveney

With all the amazing sights in the Québec City Area, any trip here feels magical. Capture those special moments with pictures you’ll be eager to share with your friends and family.

Here are 10 gorgeous spots in and around Québec City you’ll want to see and share.

1 Dufferin Terrace

Dufferin Terrace Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography Zoom

From the Dufferin Terrace, you’ll have a fantastic view of Château Frontenac, the Petit-Champlain District, and the St. Lawrence River. The terrace is set on the side of a hill, so you’ve got some great choices for angles.

2 The Fortifications

Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography Zoom

Use the stone walls of the fortifications and the different gates leading into the old town to create a frame or backdrop you won’t find anywhere else.

3 Place Royale

Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography Zoom

As the site of North America’s first permanent settlement, Place Royale is lined with historical buildings, including the sublime Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church, built on the ruins of the city's founder's second dwelling.

4 Citadelle de Québec

Citadel Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography Zoom

From the Citadelle atop Cap Diamant, you’ll have breathtaking views of Château Frontenac, the St. Lawrence River, and the surrounding mountains.

5 Rue du Petit-Champlain

Petit Champlain Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography Zoom

Dubbed Canada’s prettiest pedestrian street, Rue du Petit-Champlain’s distinctive charm will shine through in your photos.

6 Québec City–Lévis Ferry

Quebec-Levis ferry Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography Zoom

As you cross the St. Lawrence River, you’ll have a magnificent unobstructed view of Old Québec dominated by the imposing Château Frontenac.

7 Montmorency Falls

Montmorency Waterfalls Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography Zoom

This majestic natural attraction offers a multitude of possibilities for playing with the effects of light on mist. The falls are particularly impressive in the spring.

8 Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

Parc national Jacques Cartier Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography Zoom

Pac national de la Jaqcues-Cartier is home to one of the province’s most gorgeous glacial valleys. The beauty of the scenery, the steep cliffs, and the river running through this awe‑inspiring park will leave you breathless.

9 Île d’Orléans

Ile Orleans Winery Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography Zoom

As one of North America’s oldest agricultural areas, the island’s architectural heritage, bucolic landscapes, and stunning views of the surrounding region will have you in thrall.

10 Canyon Sainte-Anne

Canyon Sainte-Anne Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography Zoom

With its powerful river and dizzying heights, this canyon is another natural attraction you won’t want to miss. See if you can capture this force of nature as it rolls swiftly along the base of the canyon’s towering cliffs.

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