Year after year, travel magazines continually rank the Québec City Area among the world's top destinations.

2018

October

  • Condé Nast Traveler (USA) - Readers’ Choice Awards 2018
    Québec City ranks 18th among the best small cities in the world. Details

July

  • Travel + Leisure - World's Best Awards 2018
    Travel + Leisure readers have rated Québec City as the best destination in Canada for a third year in a row. Details

2017

December

  • Cruise Critic Editors' Picks 2017
    Québec City was named The Best North American Homeport for its world-class terminal with high-tech amenities, and close proximity to Old Québec. Details

November

  • UNESCO Creative City
    Thanks to its diverse and compelling literary heritage, Québec City has joined the network of UNESCO Creative Cities as a "City of Literature," the first Francophone city to do so. 

July

  • Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards 2017
    Québec City was named Top Cruise Destination in the U.S. & Canada. Details

  • Travel + Leisure - World's Best Awards 2017
    Travel + Leisure readers have rated Québec City as the best destination in Canada for a second year in a row.

June

  • USA Today 10BEST - Readers' Choice 2017
    Old Québec is voted Best attraction in Canada while Québec City ranks 2nd in the top 10 destinations in Canada. Details

April

  • Expedia Reviewers' Favourite Places
    Québec City is rated #1 destination in Canada and #2 in North America according to Expedia travellers'. 

March

  • Cruise Insight Awards
    Port of Québec won the 2016 'Best Destination Experience', a prize annually awarded by the prestigious Cruise Insight magazine.

2016

December

  • USA Today 10BEST - Readers' Choice 2016
    Québec City was voted North America's Best Winter Wonderland among 20 destinations. Details

September

  • Leading Culture Destinations Awards  -  Traveller’s Awards 2016
    Québec City receives the Culture City of the Year Award which recognizes the most stimulating and imaginative cities for the cultural nomad to visit. The other nominees were Lyon (France) and Los Angeles (USA). Details

July

  • Travel + Leisure - World's Best Awards 2016 
    Québec City is the best city in Canada. 

March

  • TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2016 
    Québec City ranks 2nd in the top 10 best destinations in Canada. 

2015

July

  • Travel + Leisure - World's Best Awards 2015
    Québec City ranks 6th among  the 10 best cities in the U.S and Canada, becoming first among Canadian destinations.

April

  • Condé Nast Traveler (USA) - The World’s Best Food Cities 
    Condé Nast Traveler readers have rated Québec City as one of the 20 world’s best cities for food. 

March

  • TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2015 
    Québec City ranks 2nd in the top 10 best destinations in Canada. 

  • Cruise Insight Awards 
    Port of Québec received the much-coveted 'Best Destination Experience' awards along with Barcelona, Montecarlo, Valencia, Shanghai and Sydney.

2014

November

  • Canadian Institute of Planners - Canada’s 2014 Great Places Contest
    Rue du Petit-Champlain is a double award winner – taking both the Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award as Canada's Great Street for it’s unique architecture and atmosphere.
  • Conde Nast Traveler (USA) - Readers’ Choice Awards 2014 Contest
    Québec City ranks 1st among the best destinations in Canada and 18th worldwide.

March

  • Cruise Insight Awards
    Port of Québec received the 'Most Efficient Terminal Operation' awards for demonstrated efficiency in ship greeting operations.

February

  • Travel + Leisure - World’s Best Cities for Romance 
    Travel + Leisure readers have rated Québec City as one of the 20 world’s best cities for romance.
  • Airport Service Quality Awards
    For a third time in four years, the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) was voted Best Airport in North America in its category for overall passenger satisfaction, according to Airport Service Quality (ASQ), a division of Airports Council International.

2013

  • Conde Nast Traveler (USA) -  Readers’ Choice Awards 2013 
    Québec City ranks 1st among the best destinations in Canada, 3rd in America, and 10th worldwide. 
  • Travel + Leisure - World's Best Awards 2013 
    Québec City has moved up a rung since last year, surpassing Vancouver as the most popular Canadian destination. This achievement means Québec City keeps its prized spot in the Hall of Fame, a select group of destinations that have ranked highly for ten or more consecutive years. 

2012

  • Travel + Leisure - World's Best Awards 2012
    Québec City ranks second among Canadian destinations and has moved up a notch in the top ten destinations in North America. Québec City has also been inducted into the new Hall of Fame, which honours destinations ranked every year from the last ten years or more.
  • Google World Wonder Projects
    Québec City's historical district is now recognized as a World Wonders Project by Google, mentioning that it is the only fortified city in North America north of Mexico.

2011

  • Condé Nast Traveler (USA) – Top 100 - The Best in the World
    Québec City ranks 1st among the best destinations in Canada, 3rd in North America, and 6th worldwide. These are the highest rankings Québec City has ever obtained since the magazine began publishing its top-100 list. 
  • Travel + Leisure – 2011 World's Best Awards
    Québec City ranks 10th among the 10 best cities in the U.S. and Canada, just behind the two other Canadian cities that made the top ten, Vancouver and Victoria. 
  • Airport Service Quality Awards 
    For a second year in a row, the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) was voted Best Airport in North America in its category for overall passenger satisfaction, according to Airport Service Quality (ASQ), a division of Airports Council International.

2010

  • Condé Nast Traveler (USA) – Top 100 - The Best in the World
    Québec City ranks 2nd among the 10 best destinations in the Americas (excluding the United States), 5th including the United States, and 10th worldwide. These are the highest rankings Québec City has ever obtained since the magazine began publishing its top-100 list.
  • Travel + Leisure – 2010 World's Best Awards
    Québec City ranks 8th among the 10 best cities in the U.S. and Canada, behind Vancouver (6th), the only Canadian city ahead of Québec City.
  • TripAdvisor Travelers’ choices 2010
    Québec City ranks 7th favourite romantic destination in the world.
  • SnowEast Reader Survey – Favorite Destination Village
    Over 3500 readers participated in the 2010 SNOWEAST survey. They listed Québec City 10th Favorite Destination Village.
  • Airport Service Quality Awards 
    The Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) was voted Best Airport in North America, in the 0-2 million passenger category, for overall passenger satisfaction, according to Airport Service Quality (ASQ), a division of Airports Council International.

2009

  • Condé Nast Traveler (USA) — 100 Top - The Best in the World
    Québec City ranks 3rd among the 10 best destinations in the Americas (excluding the United States), 6th including the United States, and 12th worldwide.
  • Travel + Leisure – 2009 World's Best Awards
    Québec City ranks 3rd, behind New York City and San Francisco, among the 10 best cities in the U.S. and Canada.

2008

  • Condé Nast Traveler (USA) – Top 100 - The Best in the World
    Québec City ranks 3rd among the 10 best destinations in the Americas (excluding the United States), 8th including the United States, and 19th worldwide.
  • Travel + Leisure – 2008 World's Best Awards
    Québec City ranks 5th among the 10 best cities in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Sherman's Travel – The Luxe List - 15 Luxury-Value Travel Deals
    Québec City ranks 3rd in the Cities section.
  • SYTA (Student Youth Travel Association) — Top 10 Student Destinations in North America
    Québec City ranks 3rd, behind Toronto and Montréal, in the Top 10 North American destinations for the student and youth travel industry.