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Why You Need to Visit Quebec City

by Best Western

Said to be the soul of French Canada, Quebec City dates back to the 1600s and is home to a wide array of Canada’s must-see attractions like Old Town Quebec, Montmorency Falls, La Citadelle de Quebec and Terrasse Dufferin. Discover why you need to visit Quebec City during your next trip to the province.

See History Come Alive

The only walled city in North America, Old Town Quebec is said to have been fortified since 1608. Walk along the ancient cobblestoned, European-esque streets of Old Quebec and you’ll find the four surviving gates to the city: Porte St. Jean, Porte St. Louis, Porte Prescott and Porte Kent. Travel tip: keep cash on you during your visit to Old Town, as some of the historic sites charge an entrance fee.

Girl in orange dress in Quebec City near building.

Image by @cconforti123 (IG).

Experience Life like a Local

Quebec City is a hub for many independent designers, boutiques and cafes. Support the local economy during your visit when you shop on Rue Saint-Jean or in the Petit Champlain District. Looking for a bite to eat? Eat like the locals do and munch on poutine, a classic Canadian dish made up of fries, cheese curds and gravy at Snack Bar Saint-Jean.

Building with umbrellas in Old Town Quebec City

Image by @krystel_frmx (IG).

Breathe in the Fresh Air

After exploring the city, head outdoors to discover beautiful waterfalls, amazing hikes and spectacular views in the Canadian wilderness. If adventure is calling your name, zip line across Montmorency Falls Park or walk across one of the three suspension bridges over Canyon Ste-Anne. However you decide to spend your time outside, you’re sure to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Forest and river with rainbow outside of Quebec City

Image by @consuelaomalumbres (IG).

Travelers and locals alike can’t resist the charm of Quebec City. Get more out of your travel budget with Today’s Best Western amenities that offer you a warm welcome at a truly exceptional value. Save more on your next trip to Canada when you book your trip to Quebec City at BW Premier Hotel Aristocrate.