Why go to Quebec City?

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Faced with prioritizing your must-see destinations in Canada you may wonder why go to Quebec City? The answers are diverse and could be surprising – read on to learn more:
  • A Taste of Europe in North America – Quebec City offers a uniquely “European” ambiance that you will not find anywhere else in North America. Here Americans can experience some of Europe’s famed history, art and architecture without boarding a plane or stepping out of their comfort zone.
Old Quebec tour
Credit: Le Monde en Vidéo, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
  • Cultural Diversity – while French culture and traditions dominate in Quebec City, the population includes people from many other countries including England and Ireland. The result is a melting-pot of identities, religions and cuisines
Parade in the annual New France festival
Change of the Guard at the Citadelle de Québec based on a similar ceremony at Buckingham Palace
Credit: CasselmanCanada via Youtube
  • Historic Architecture – Quebec’s architectural gems have been exceptionally carefully preserved. Many buildings date back to the 1600’s and are still in use today.
Built in the mid-17th century, Maison du Duc-de-Kent is considered the oldest house in the city
  • World-class Museums and Galleries – you can learn about the fascinating history and culture of the city at a variety of excellent museums and interpretation centers like the Musée de la Civilisation and the Musée de Beau Arts.
  • Winter Wonderland – from November to the end of March Quebec is covered in a blanket of pristine white snow which beckons visitors to join the locals as they enjoy a wide range of winter activities. These include the Quebec Winter Carnival which features Night Parades, Ice-canoe races, outdoor ice skating and much more.
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