Family in Old Québec City / photo credits: ©
Tourisme du Québec / Gagnon, Francis
Did we mention ice? Oh yes, there's plenty of that and lots of activities to enjoy it as well, like ice-skating, ice kayaking, ice rides, ice slides, even an ice-hotel, Hôtel de Glace, for a unique ice-lodging experience.
Hôtel de Glace / photo credits: © Tourisme du Québec / Hôtel de glace Québec-Canada Inc./C.Poliquin
Ice Slide Hôtel de Glace / photo credits: © Tourisme du Québec / Hamelin, Jean-François
If you're looking for a white Christmas, or to visit a snow-covered city at Christmastime, then Québec City is the perfect location to enjoy the holidays.
Old Québec City / photo credits: © Tourisme du Québec / Gouyou Beauchamps, Pierre
The video will mesmerize you with scenes of enchanting Old Québec City festively decorated and brightly lit for the holidays.
Québec City is Canada's oldest city and North America's only walled city. This charming old city, built in the 17th century along the St. Lawrence River, looks like it's straight out of a fairytale with its cobbled lanes, old houses and archaic churches. The old buildings, snow-covered streets and old world look of the city captures one's imagination of the picture-perfect setting for a Christmas holiday.
Christmas markets are gaining popularity everywhere, and Québec City Tourism provides these 10 Reasons Why You Should Go to the German Christmas Market while you're in Québec City.
If you're wondering just how picture-perfect Old Québec City is at Christmas, take a look at this photo gallery that will surely get you dreaming of a getaway here for the holidays.
- Hôtel du Capitole Ice Skating Hôtel du Capitole Ice Skating
- Petit Champlain Quarter Petit Champlain Quarter
- Cityscape View Cityscape View
- Christmas Lights In The Old City Christmas Lights In The Old City
- Old Quebec City Aglow Old Quebec City Aglow
- Christmas Trees Line The Avenue Christmas Trees Line The Avenue
- A White Christmas Season A White Christmas Season
- A Storybook Setting A Storybook Setting
- Old Quebec City At Christmas Old Quebec City At Christmas
- Strolling Along The Avenue Strolling Along The Avenue
To explore all the fun winter activities in and around Québec City, check out Québec City Tourism's Winter Wonderland page for a complete list of the many ways you can enjoy winter in Québec City.
A couple lodging options in Old Québec City would be either the L'Hôtel du Vieux Québec, which is close to many attractions in the Old City and was the 2016 Traveler's Choice Winner on Tripadvisor, or the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, as shown in the slideshow, is an elegant Old World style hotel located inside the walls of the Old City.
Quartier Petit-Champlain / photo credits: © Tourisme du Québec / Côté, Marc-André
Wondering where to dine while you're here? French-style gourmet cuisine is readily available, of course. Consider these Québec City Best Restaurants for your dining options. Don't forget to enjoy some poutine too, Canada's famous fast-food specialty of French fries topped with a light brown gravy sauce and cheese curds, or Tortière, a savory meat pie dish.
Poutine / photo credits: © Tourisme du Québec / Post430
Tortière / photo credits: © Tourisme du Québec / Lafond, D.
French is the official language here so learning a few phrases is helpful and welcomed by the locals. Québec City's charming allure will certainly entice you to plan a holiday escape to this Christmas wonderland.
From Tourisme Québec: Does Québec attract you? Want to go on vacation this winter? Here is a quick portrait of this unique place and the people who live there. https://www.quebecoriginal.com