1. New Quebec: Parliament Hill
Although much of Quebec City is modern, with hotels, office blocks, government buildings and soaring high-rises, it is the old, walled city - divided into the Upper and Lower Towns – that has put it on the tourist list. We stayed in New Quebec, next to Parliament Hill. It is similar to the a state's capital building. There was a fountain outside the building that was colored at night. You can take a guided tour of the building.
3.Monument to Samuel de Champlain
4. Notre Dame Church
Old Quebec has narrow winding streets, stone buildings and castle-like hotels overlooking the St. Lawrence River. It is a wonderful place for a romantic get-a-way. The Chateau Frontenac, built in 1892 is the high point of Upper Town. The hotel has hosted Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip and many other French Dignitaries. In front of the hotel is a monument to Samuel de Champlain, who established the city in 1608. When we were there, a lady was singing opera. One of the other sites you should see is the Church of Notre-Dame, It's doesn't look like much on the outside but it is beautiful on the inside.
6. La Fresque des Quebecios
There is a funicular near Chateau Frontenac that takes you down to Lower Town. You don't want to miss this fabulous shopping and eating area. One of the most famous streets is the Petit Champlain, The area is one of the oldest villages in North America and known for trading in the 17th century. Keep walking and you'll see the port and the huge cruise ships. Go a little farther to see the La Fresque des Quebecios. It is a wonderful mural that gives a little history of Quebec.
One of the other places that you need to visit is Battlefield Park. One of the names is Plains of Abraham. It has trees, picnic tables, and a large museum. The heart of the Defense system was the Citadel, a sprawling star-shaped for it, at the southeast corner. There are 25 buildings including the office's officers mess, two military museums and the Governor General's residence. It is still a base for soldiers. There is also a sunken garden and it commemorates soldiers who were killed on the plains of Abraham. In the middle there is a statue of Joan of Arc. There is still Changing of the Guard every morning at the Citadel.
Also in Battlefields Park is the Musee Du Quebec, which consists of three buildings that have a collection of 17,000 painting sculptors Prince photographs.
Visiting Quebec City was one of my favorite things to do in October. The leaves were gorgeous. In winter, they also have a large Carnival to celebrate of Mardi Gras.
9. St. Anne De Beaupre Basiclica
10. Montmorency Falls
The surrounding areas also add to your adventure. Don't miss the Basilica of Saint Anne. The actual name is the St. Anne De Beaupre Basilica. It was built in 1923 and stands on the original wooden Chapel dedicated to St Anne in early 1658. It is believed that St. Anne, mother of Mary, saved the lives of shipwrecked sailors in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The church attracts almost two million pilgrims a year who come here for healing and to pay homage to St. Anne. On the way to the Basilica we saw two waterfalls, The Wedding Veil Waterfall and Montmorency Falls. They are both beautiful. If you have time, visit the historic borough of Ile D'Orleans, just over the bridge from Quebec City. It has small winding streets and lovely houses.
The fall is a great time to visit because of the colors of the trees, but it is a nice get a way any time of the year. You will have a great time with family or on a romantic retreat. I suggest you add Ottawa and Niagara Falls to your trip.