Stay at the Chateau Frontenac: With its imposingly gorgeous castle-like exterior, this landmark presides over the old town situated alongside the St. Lawrence River, which allows for some amazing views.
Within the walls of the Chateau Frontenac, you will feel as though you have been transported to a time of medieval royalty. Aside from the Old World beauty, there is a restaurant offering incredible meals with impeccable service, as well as a cozy bar with some of the best views in the entire city!
Visit the Old Town: Dating back to the 17th century, Quebec’s old town is one of the best preserved and pristinely maintained colonial cities which is protected by a stone wall encompassing the former city limits.
You can take the stairs or ride the funicular that quickly transports you from the upper city to the old town limits.
Here, you will find a number of charming shops and incredible restaurants service French Canadian classics such as fondue and crepes.
Walk the Plains of Abraham: Also referred to as National Battlefield Park, this small area of land located in Quebec City was once owned by a farmer named Abraham.
It became a site of enormous military and historical significance, gaining fame as the place where the British lost the battle for Canada to the French back in 1759.
Today, you can walk through some of the old forts while getting the entire story from a guide.
Where to Eat in Quebec
Aux Anciens Canadiens: (34 Rue Saint Louis) One of the most impressive buildings in the Old Town, this restaurant is beautifully decorated inside and out, serving the absolute best in traditional French-Canadian cuisine.
For an appetizer, you can’t go wrong with the escargot served in a traditional garlic sauce, or opt for one of the places infamous soups, including the classically delicious baked French onion as well as a pea soup that is out of this world!
Adventurous carnivores will go for the caribou and deer pot pie or elk tenderloin, while those with a tamer palate will opt for the perfectly cooked beef wellington or salmon fillet.
There is even a spectacular vegetarian option that does not compromise ingredients for taste, as well as an impressive selection of French wines and traditional cocktails!
Le Continental: (26 Rue Saint Louis) If you are looking for an elegant spot to experience some of the finest French cuisine this side of the Atlantic Ocean, be sure to book a table at the beautifully appointed Le Continental.
Not only is the service here absolutely top-notch without being stuffy or condescending, the food is nothing short of spectacular. The steamed crab legs and rack of lamb are star dishes on their own, but what this place is truly known for is its tableside flambé dishes.
The peppercorn sirloin or shrimp scampi are some of the best flambé dishes, as are the signature desserts, such as bananas foster or cherries jubilee.