Shopping: Streets and Neighbourhoods
Experience the ambience of the city’s different neighbourhoods as you stroll its shopping streets, where you’re sure to find unique treasures. Fall under the spell of Québec City’s charming areas and picturesque neighbourhoods. Wherever your curiosity takes you, you’ll go from one find to the next as you explore boutiques, art galleries as well as specialty and gourmet food shops.
Here are a few shopping areas to explore:
Petit Champlain District
North America’s oldest shopping district will win you over with its colourful decorative art shops and sophisticated designer and artisanal boutiques. From its cobblestone pedestrian streets, you’ll admire the inviting windows of historic homes in a romantic environment. In the winter, Petit Champlain turns into a magical fairyland decked out in snow, with holiday decorations and twinkling lights.
The Petit Champlain District, a unique shopping experience!
You’ll fall in love with rue Saint-Jean’s European vibe! Outside the fortifications, you’ll find delightful original shops, artisanal boutiques, and specialty food shops. Inside the ramparts, you’ll discover clothing and souvenir shops galore. It’s the perfect place to enjoy yourself while you hunt for unique finds!
The Old Port and Place Royale
The narrow streets and architecture of the Old Port are steeped in history. In this enchanting setting and on rue Saint-Paul, you’ll find antique stores, artisanal boutiques, and art galleries. Experience the charm of this relaxing, pedestrian-friendly district.
Stroll down avenue Cartier in the heart of the Montcalm district and you’ll pass a hundred or so places of business. Enjoy the lively atmosphere, gourmet food shops, and fashionable and specialty boutiques of this less-touristy area.
The more contemporary setting of the new Saint-Roch district is worth a visit, with its hip designer boutiques on rue Saint-Joseph. Nouvo Saint-Roch features unique, modern, and avant-garde stores. Here you’ll find the famous Benjo—the only toy store of its kind in the province of Québec—plus luxury boutiques, cooking items, and stores for gourmet food lovers.
A little bit off the main tourist route, only a few minutes from Old Québec, avenue Maguire has some pleasant surprises in store for you. It’s home to artisan food shops, jewelry stores, and other distinctive merchants. You’ll be amazed by the wealth of products you can find here. So step off the beaten path and soak up the local atmosphere.