The view from Terrasse Pierre-Dugua-de-Mons, my absolute favorite place in Quebec City.
I live in Quebec City and I love my hometown. I created this page to provide all my recommendations in one spot. If you plan a trip to Quebec City and have a question, don’t hesitate to send me a line. It’ll be my pleasure to be your guide.
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I am Travel+Leisure magazine’s “Local Expert” to Quebec City. As such, I created 36 lists in which I share all my favorite spots and activities. Here are some of the highlights:
- Top Dishes to Try
- Best Poutine
- Top 5 Bistros
- Family-Friendly Restaurants
- Most Romantic Restaurants
- Best Fine Dining Restaurants
- Best Brunches
- Best Coffee Shops
- Best Cocktails
- Best Breweries
- Best Gourmet Shops
More of my Quebec City recommendations, elsewhere on the web:
- Where to Eat This Weekend: Quebec City Edition (Food Bloggers of Canada)
- Restaurant Roundup: Bistros of Quebec City (Food Bloggers of Canada)
En français over on Fou des foodies, Quebec City’s one and only digital food magazine:
A temporary art installation on Rue Saint-Joseph, in the Saint-Roch neighborhood of Quebec City.
I was the About.com Travel Guide to Montreal & Quebec City from 2012 to 2014. Unfortunately, the company decided to stop maintaining the site in early 2014. You can still access my articles though; here are some of the most helpful and interesting:
- Quebec City’s Jean-Lesage International Airport (YQB) Everything about Quebec City’s airport, from parking to accommodations.
- Profile: Promenade Samuel de Champlain
- Quebec City’s Ice Hotel: A Unique Way to Enjoy Winter(See also: The Ice Hotel Photo Tour)
- Cap Tourmente: An Exceptional Bird-Watching and Outdoor Activity Site(See also: The Cap Tourmente Photo Tour)
- Hôtel La Ferme, Charlevoix(See also: Hôtel La Ferme Photo Tour)
- Panache, at Auberge Saint-Antoine, one of our finest restaurants
- Fine Dining On the Go: Panache Mobile, the closest thing we have to a food truck (for now)
- Le Clocher Penché, our most beloved bistro
- Hosaka-Ya Ramen, our one and only ramen joint
- Chez Ashton, our best traditional poutine
More Food and Drink Recommendations
- Top 10 Bakeries in Quebec City
- Choco-Musée Érico: The Destination for Chocolate Lovers
- 10 Places to Drink Locally Brewed Beer In and Around Quebec City
Quebec City’s cobblestone streets and historic stone houses reveal the city’s 400-year history.
- Foodie in Quebec City
Allison Van Rassel is an accomplished radio and television journalist, and she’s also the author of the blog Foodie in Quebec City. The name of her blog says it all: she’s a food lover, and one of our city’s best culinary ambassadors. She refreshingly writes with honesty about the city’s restaurant scene (meaning she tells it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly!), and also conducts in depth taste tests to unearth the city’s very best. Read all of Allison’s Restaurant Reviews.
- Quebec City’s Tourism Office
The website of Quebec City’s tourism office is attractive and comprehensive. It’s a great place to find out what’s happening right now, learn more about our cuisine, and get deals for accommodations and activities. The Must See list and the Suggested Itineraries page are excellent travel planning tools. Don’t forget to download the free podcasts (scroll to the bottom of the page) to lead your very own guided tours.
- Historic Old Québec
Quebec City’s tourism office has launched a dedicated website for what is certainly the most popular neighborhood among travelers, the Old Quebec. The site separates the area into six smaller districts and provides historic information, videos, photos, and walk itineraries for each.
- Jeff Frenette on Instagram
Jeff is a talented urban photographer who knows how to capture the lesser known, but beautiful, angles of Quebec City. Take a peek.
- Quebec City Live Webcams
There are five webcams set up in different corners of the city, so you can see what’s happening in real time. Those cams are the best way to know what the weather’s really like over here! Want to watch the snow melt with me? Take a peek.
Part of the breathtaking 360° view from Ciel! Bistro-Bar.
More Helpful Articles and Guides
- A profile of the effervescent creativity found in Quebec City’s Lower Town: In Quebec, Creativity Fuels Neighborhood Revivals, by Dan Saltztein, The New York Times
- Quebec City Restaurant Reviews and Recommendations, by Lesley Chesterman, restaurant critic to the Montreal Gazette
- The Bounty of ‘Bistronomie,’ an article exploring Quebec City’s bistro scene by Craig LaBan, restaurant critic to The Inquirer
- A Food Tour of Quebec City, by Elle Canada Magazine
- I Heart Quebec City, an online guide by National Geographic
- Be a Glutton in Quebec City (The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan), New York Magazine
- Break a Sweat in Quebec City (The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan), New York Magazine
- enRoute Magazine’s guide to Quebec City
- 36 Hours in Quebec City, The New York Times
Journalist Annie Fitzsimmons from National Geographic published a series of articles about Quebec City. She covers a wide range of activities and shares interesting tidbits about the city’s history:
- Why Locals Love Quebec City
- Quebec City for Foodies
- A Moveable Feast: Exploring Quebec City
- Video: The Best of Quebec City
- Quebec’s Grande Dame: Château Frontenac
- Île d’Orléans: Parish by Parish
Place Royale, the exact location where Quebec City was founded in 1608.
I keep on updating this page regularly. If you have interesting links to share, send them to me and I will make sure to add them to this page for the benefit of everyone who plans on visiting Quebec City.Yum