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Experience morning to night

Discover the Old-Port and Old-Quebec City

A stroll through Old Québec offers a window onto four centuries of urban and maritime life. Wander along Dalhousie, Sault-au-Matelot, and Saint-Pierre streets to discover an area once known as the Wall Street of Québec City because of all the banks located here. The architecture of these former financial institutions is still just as magnificent as ever.

Continue along rue Saint-Paul, which is lined with antique shops, to the vestiges of Intendent Talon’s first palace. On the way back, linger for a moment in front of another palatial structure—the Gare du Palais train station. In summer you can admire the cruise ships that tie up at the docks and take in the beautiful sailboats and ever-changing currents of the St. Lawrence River between Pointe-à-Carcy and Île d’Orléans.

Finish your walk with a meal at one of the neighborhood’s many restaurants, just steps away from Le Saint-Pierre.

Walk or Roll

along the St. Lawrence River

Discover Québec by bike

Looking for a place to go for a bike ride or a run in Québec City? Want to find a green space where you can walk along the river? Promenade Samuel-De Champlain is a great venue for outdoor activities in summer and winter.

It’s a linear park that runs for almost 4.3 kilometers along the St. Lawrence River, parallel to boulevard Champlain. The promenade is an oasis in the heart of the city that was created for the 400th anniversary of Québec City in 2008.
along the St. Lawrence River
Gateway into the heart of the city

Gateway into the heart of the city

The Port of Québec Marina is ideally located in the middle of the historic Old Port within walking distance of the city’s main attractions, making it a unique gateway.

It can accommodate a wide variety of boats ranging in size from 20 to 200 feet long.
Walk and relax

A refreshing stroll

Place des Canotiers features green spaces and urban furniture, along with paved areas designed to evoke rippling water. Inspired by 19th century wooden wharves, Place des Cantoniers provides a gateway from the city to the river. There are places to sit and relax, and water play areas in the summertime. It is also where cruise passengers arriving in Québec City come ashore.
A refreshing stroll