Québec City at its Best

15 Winter Instagram Shots to Take in Québec City

Credit: Société des traversiers

From the moment you tell your friends you’re off to explore the oldest city in Canada, they are sure to be green with envy, who wouldn’t be? Cobblestone streets, trendy cafés, historic stone buildings, and scenery that is so stunning it will leave you weak in the knees. Here are my favourite experiences in the city to capture and share on Instagram.

1 Rue du Petit-Champlain

Petit-Champlain Credit: @manucoveney Zoom

Stand atop the stairs of Escalier du Casse-Cou on Côte de la Montagne for a classic shot of rue du Petit-Champlain a gorgeous perspective, particularly after a snowstorm.

2 Maison de la littérature

Maison de la Littérature Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography Zoom

From the light streaming through the large old church windows to the white and blonde wood décor to the modern contemporary spiral staircase, Maison de la littérature is one of the most instagrammed indoor spots in Québec City.

3 Take the Québec-Lévis ferry

Québec-Lévis ferry in winter Credit: @foodiequebec Zoom

Capture the Québec City skyline from the shores of Lévis! The ferry takes 10 minutes to cross the St. Lawrence River and the view of the city is spectacular especially at night.

4 Skating at Place D’Youville

D'ouville Ice Rink Credit: @manucoveney Zoom

Embrace winter in Québec by skating on the outdoor rink just outside the old city walls and enjoying a warm cup of hot chocolate.

5 Warming Stations

Warming Station in Petit-Champlain Credit: @quartierpetitchamplain Zoom

Tour the city’s 12 pop‑up winter sites throughout the city. These lively meeting places are perfect spots to warm up and gather.

6 Café Mælstrøm

Maelstrom Café Credit: @maelstromcafe Zoom

Trendy café by day, cocktail bar by night. Indulge in coffee-infused cocktails or cold brew coffee in this popular café in Saint-Roch. We bet your friends have never been to a coffee shop cocktail bar!

7 Terrasse Pierre-Dugua-De Mons

Québec City Credit: Robert Greffard, Ville de Québec Zoom

This is THE place to go for a classic postcard shot of Château Frontenac, Old Québec and the St. Lawrence River. Just walk along the path from La Citadelle de Québec to the end and voilà!

8 Chute Montmorency

Montmorency Waterfalls Credit: @sarah_mlna Zoom

Follow the path at the top of the falls to the bridge for a cool down-angle shot of the falls (30m higher than Niagara Falls), or Instagram an up-angle shot showing it in all its magnificent winter glory.

9 Hôtel de Glace

Ice Hotel Credit: Hôtel de Glace Zoom

It is a hotel made from snow and ice which includes a bar and even a wedding chapel. This one has sexy written all over it!

10 Marché de Noël allemand

German Christmas Market Credit: @manucoveney Zoom

Québec City has a German Christmas Market?! Hells yes we do! It’s the perfect occasion to taste Swiss fondue or maple taffy, buy traditional German handicrafts. There is plenty to see, eat, and Instagram at this delightful Christmas market.

11 Le Lièvre & la tortue

Le Lièvre et la Tortue Credit: @lelievreetlatortue Zoom

Possibly one of the most instagrammable tearooms in Québec City, you will want to photograph every inch of this vintage-chic tearoom in Limoilou.

12 Poutine

Poutine at Chic Shack Restaurant Credit: @lechicshack Zoom

Everyone needs a mouthwatering Instagram shot of poutine in their instagram feed. Watch your number of likes explode as your followers begin craving their own bowl of poutine.

13 Rue des Jardins

Stand at the junction of rue Donnacona and rue des Jardins for a shot of Québec City’s tiniest house facade next to Musée des Ursulines de Québec.

14 Observatoire de la Capitale

View from Observatoire de Québec in winter Credit: @simplejoyliving Zoom

On a clear sunny day, you can capture stunning overhead shots of Québec City, which is absolutely magical in winter!

15 Brunch at Pied Bleu

Restaurant Le Pied Bleu Credit: @le_bouchon_du_pied_bleu Zoom

Make reservations ahead of time as this little restaurant in Saint-Sauveur gets crowded quickly. Order all the things, arrange your table, and take an Instagram shot that will make everyone drool!

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