Quebec City Bucket List

Madeleine Ray

A true fairytale destination, Quebec city is steeped in history, French influence, and of course- poutine! An idyllic getaway city, I just had the most magical three-day trip exploring cobbled-stone pathways, munching on tasty Quebecois cuisine, and exploring historical buildings. From chateaus to quaint shopping streets, Quebec city is essential for foodies, history lovers, or francophiles looking for a breath of fresh air and cozy vibes for their next Canadian getaway. These are a few of my top picks from my stay there to inspire your journey.

Aquarium of Quebec, Parliament Building, Quartier Petit Champlain, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Montmorency Falls, Plains of Abraham

  • Aquarium of Quebec, Canada

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      This indoor and outdoor aquarium is considered one of Quebec’s top attractions- and for good reason! Tour beneath the muted aquatic glow of fish tunnels, watch live polar bears frolic in the snow and witness the true magic of the undersea universe. An excellent peak into the lives of fish, Quebec Aquarium is easily one of the best in the world, a great option for couples, families, or even solo travel.

  • Parliament Building, Canada

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      Easily one of the most gorgeous works of architecture in the city, the Quebec Parliament Building is a stunning display of historic craftsmanship and French-influenced architecture. Lit up throughout the night, and proudly standing during the day, any fan of architecture, history, or politics is sure to enjoy this incredible spot.

  • Quartier Petit Champlain, Canada

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      Nestled into the stunning Old Quebec neighborhood, this quarter is a fairytale-esque, cobbled-stone paved shoppers haven. Indulge in tasty street food while window shopping at local boutiques, all with the stunning view of historical architecture and small-town energy bubbling around you.

  • Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Canada

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      Historic castle turned luxury hotel, this stunning symbol of Quebec illustrates the gorgeous culture and historical importance of the city. Essentially the ideal hotel to experience iconic river views, delicious Quebecois cuisine, and a sense of Canadian hospitality.

  • Montmorency Falls in Quebec City, Canada

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      Niagara Falls, Who? Montmorency Falls is a dreamy waterfall getaway just on the edge of town, brimming with insta-worthy cascades explore amongst. An excellent way to get in touch with the stunning natural beauty of Quebec without straying too far off course from your city adventures.

  • Plains of Abraham in Quebec City, Canada

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      This is a historic destination that marks the battlefield for The Battle of The Plains Of Abraham which took place in September 1759. Along with historic value, the plains themselves encompass miles of sprawled out grassy terrain and rolling hills. The definition of a post-card coming to life, this picturesque spot makes for one of the most gorgeous sections of Quebec city.