Welcome to Quebec City

Here you will find all of the necessary information to make the best of your time in Quebec City. From arrival and departure information, daily tour pick up times, and general information about the city.

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Arrival Information:

If you arrive to Quebec City by air your best option to go to your hotel is by taxi. Taxis are available at the arrivals terminal exit. The taxi rate from the airport to downtown Quebec city is CAD $35.10.

If you arrive by train, The Quebec City Train Station – Gare du Palais – is located a short taxi ride to your downtown hotel. Right outside the Gare du Palais Station exit you will find a taxi stand.

If you are a visitor to Canada and you are not a citizen of the USA, you may be required to purchase an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). This document can be purchased for CAD $7.00 and most applications are approved within minutes of applying. Please visit the following government site for information and to purchase this eTA: Electronic Travel Authorization.

Departure Information:

If you depart from Quebec City by air your best option to go to the airport is by taxi. Simply ask your hotel’s front desk staff to arrange a taxi for you and the will be happy to do so. Taxi rates from Quebec City to the airport is CAD $35.10.

If you depart by train, The Quebec City Station – Gare du Palais is located a short taxi ride from your downtown hotel. Simply ask your hotel’s front desk staff to arrange a taxi for you and the will be happy to do so.

If you depart by train on VIA to Halifax, Sainte-Foy is the station for the VIA train to Halifax. In any case go to Gare du Palais as VIA will have a bus shuttle from there to Saint-Foy.

Restaurant Recommendations:

Aux Anciens Canadiens ~ In Old Quebec, close walk to the Fairmont. A very upscale restaurant in Quebec’s oldest house (1675). Very expensive French cuisine.
Address ~ 34 rue Saint-Louis

La Buche ~ In Old Quebec, close walk to the Fairmont. I’d highly recommend it. It’s a fun, lively, traditional Quebecois cuisine served in an older building. Attire: casual.
Address: 49 rue Saint-Louis

Fairmont Chateau Frontenac ~ You can’t go wrong with any restaurant in a Fairmont hotel. Nice setting, great views along the windows. Always great service.
Address: 1 rue des Carrieres

Chez Rioux & Pettigrew ~ French Canadian creative cuisine with a touch of old times, a locals favorite. Attire: smart casual
Address: 160 rue Saint-Paul

Sightseeing Recommendations:

Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage treasure, is walkable and safe. Stroll the cobblestone streets of the only fortified city north of Mexico and explore its gorgeous outdoors nearby. Here are a few “you can’t miss” spots to enjoy while visiting Quebec city:

  • Old Québec – Stroll North America’s oldest streets.
  • Château Frontenac – Whether you are staying at the hotel or at a different one, touring the most famous landmark of the old city is a must.
  • Dufferin Terrace – Magnificent views of the St. Lawrence River right outside the Chateau Frontenac. Always alive with street performers in the summer.
  • Citadelle de Québec – At the top of the famous Cap Diamant lies the biggest British fortress in North America.