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Old Port

The perfect place to sightsee and explore, the Old Port offers incredible views of the St. Lawrence River ice along with shops and restaurants where you can pop in to warm up.

Promenade with a view

You’ll get an up-close look at the spectacular scenery and hear the distinctive sound of ice sliding and scraping together in the current as you stroll along the riverside promenade.

A train station fit for a castle

The beautiful Gare du Palais train station offers arriving travellers a foretaste of the romantic, picturesque city that awaits. Built in 1915 in the same style as Château Frontenac, Gare du Palais was designated a heritage railway station in 1992 in recognition of its architectural, historic, and environmental value.

New discoveries around every corner

The quaint streets around the Old Port are perfect for strolling and whiling away the hours at antique shops, art galleries, and other local stores. The snow blanketing the ground and the historic houses once inhabited by grain merchants and wholesale grocers lend everything a special glow. In the old financial district, architectural gems of the late 19th and early 20th century draw the admiration of passersby.

A gourmet hotspot

Foodies and epicureans regularly converge on the Old Port to nourish their craving for fine cuisine. The area boasts a remarkable concentration of four and five-diamond restaurants as well as a host of other quality eateries. Food fans cans also stock up on regional products and delicacies at the Old Port marketplace.

From one shore to the other

Not even the ice can stop the river ferry from plying its route between Québec City and the south shore. From the water, passengers enjoy an incredible view of the Old City, making a ferry ride a must for snapping some memorable shots.

Québec City is sometimes called North America's Paris, but that does a disservice to the city's particular mix of French-Anglo culture, which is in a class of its own. - Condé Nast Traveler, February 2015
Old Port in winter
View of Québec City's Upper Town
Street in the Old Port area
Château Frontenac and ferry
Summer Winter