Discover Québec City's history as you explore the walls surrounding the Old Town, Parliament Hill, and follow in the footsteps of Québec's first inhabitants. Prefer to wander at your own pace? The painted sidewalk markings of the VivaCité walking tour will lead you from Place-Royale to the Saint-Jean and Nouvo Saint-Roch districts.

Outside of town, the regions of Côte-de-Beaupré, Île d'Orléans, Portneuf, and Jacques-Cartier offer routes showcasing everything from religious heritage and history to agritourism and the great outdoors. You can also check out the spectacular itineraries inspired by the mighty St. Lawrence River. Let's hit the road!

11 Routes

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    Inside the Walls

    On Foot, In the city, Around the city

    Full itinerary: 3 hours

    Québec’s Fortifications, surrounding Old Québec, are erected on a beautiful site atop the cliff and overlooking the St. Lawrence River. They contribute to designating Québec as a world heritage centre...

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    Parliament Hill

    On Foot, In the city, Around the city

    Full itinerary: 2 hours

    Parliament Hill is obviously named after the Hôtel du Parlement, home of the National Assembly. This sector also includes other numerous noteworthy attractions, as well as the Saint-Jean and Montcalm ...

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    VivaCité Trail

    On Foot, In the city, Around the city

    Full itinerary: 4 hours

    The VivaCité Trail is brimming with discoveries. The ground markers (green and blue circles marked on the sidewalks) make it easy to follow. It will take pedestrians on a discovery of the neighbourhoo...

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    Heritage Estates

    By car

    Full itinerary: 35 km

    The western suburb of Québec (the Sainte-Foy—Sillery—Cap-Rouge) harbors many patrimonial treasures to discover. Along the chemin Saint-Louis or the roads near the St. Lawrence River, parks, old vi...

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    Early Settlement and First Nations Area

    By car

    Full itinerary: 52 km

    This tour will take you back into New France's past! Many museums and historical sites will teach you more about the role of religious communities at the beginning of the colonization or the settl...

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    The Route de la Nouvelle-France

    By car

    Full itinerary: 57 km

    The Route de la Nouvelle-France is one of the oldest thoroughfares in North America. This signalized scenic route connecting Old Québec and Côte-de-Beaupré was mapped out by Monseigneur de Laval and f...

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    Île d’Orléans

    By car

    Full itinerary: 67 km

    Five kilometers downstream of Québec City, this island marks the border between the St. Lawrence River and estuary, and is presently the largest historical district of Québec. Tour the Île d’Orléan...

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    Chemin du Roy

    By car

    Full itinerary: 70 km

    The Chemin du Roy is a signalized scenic route that begins in Old Québec, presenting New France's history and rich heritage by passing through three main Québec tourism regions: Québec, Mauricie and L...

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    La Jacques-Cartier

    By car

    Full itinerary: 96 km

    The Jacques-Cartier area, known as "the green crescent", offers a four-season holiday and outdoor-activity destination located only 20 minutes from downtown Québec. The region is full of the most i...

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    The Gourmet Route

    By car

    Full itinerary: Unavailable

    Feast on local flavor in down-home settings along The Gourmet Route. A real treat for the senses, the route is a network of fifty-odd agribusinesses in the greater Québec City area. Producers, process...

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    Discovering the St. Lawrence River

    By car

    Full itinerary: Unavailable

    Get to know the St. Lawrence River, one of the province’s defining features, with St. Lawrence Touring. Discover one of the world’s great rivers as it winds its way through the region of Québec. T...

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