Tour routes are one of the best ways to get to know a city and its history
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Discover Québec City's history as you explore the walls surrounding the Old Town and the Parliament Hill.
Just minutes from Québec City, the areas of Côte-de-Beaupré, Île d'Orléans and Portneuf offer routes showcasing religious heritage, historical monuments, agritourism and the great outdoors. Let's hit the road!
See also our 3 day and 5 day suggested itineraries.
Parliament Hill is obviously named after the Parliament Building, home of the National Assembly Chamber. This sector also includes other noteworthy attractions, as well as the Saint-Jean and Montcalm neighbourhoods.
This official tourist route connecting Old Québec and Côte-de-Beaupré was mapped out by Monseigneur de Laval and formerly used by the inhabitants of Côte-de-Beaupré to transport food supplies to downtown Québec.
Five kilometres from Québec City, the island is the largest heritage site of Québec: 18 of the roughly 3600 buildings on the island are designated historical monuments. Long referred to as "Québec City’s garden" with its abundance of fine food products, Île d'Orléans is a perfect destination for agritourism.
The Chemin du Roy (King's Road) is an official tourist route that begins in Old Québec, presenting New France's history and rich heritage by passing through three regions: Québec, Mauricie and Lanaudière.
Beauport is an heritage site with a real town and country appeal. From Montmorency Falls Park, an authentic Québec City landmark, to Maison Girardin, an emblematic house of the borough’s rich history, there is a lot to see in the area.