One of the oldest settlements in Canada and the largest city in eastern Quebec, Quebec's Old Town (Vieux-Québec) is the only North American fortified city north of Mexico whose walls still exist.

It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 as the "Historic District of Old Quebec". This area has a distinct European feel, unique in North America, with its stone buildings and winding streets lined with shops and restaurants.

Take the Escalier Casse-Cou (literally neck-breaker steps) from the Old Port to the Upper Town, checking out the multitude of small speciality stores as you walk. A passenger only ferry service runs from the Old Port across the St Lawrence River to Levis giving visitors the opportunity to view Old Quebec’s historic buildings from a different angle.

Be sure to stroll along Dufferin Terrace, a walkway along the edge of the cliff offering beautiful views of the Saint Lawrence River. Nearby Chateau Frontenac towers proudly above the Terrace, proclaiming its status as the most photographed hotel in the world.

If you're planning to drive your motorhome into Old Quebec, there are a number of public pay parking lots in the area but it will be busy. Check the city's website for information about parking and decide whether it would be easier to leave your RV at your campground and use public transport.

Your RV will come in handy though as you venture out of the downtown area and visit areas like Montmorency Falls or take a drive around Ile d'Orleans. These are not-to-be-missed places on your RV itinerary and sure to leave you with great memories.

With so much to do in Quebec City, make sure you allow enough time here to explore it in depth.

Top 5 Things to Do

  • Explore Quebec's Old Port and Upper Town
  • Cruise the St Lawrence River
  • Climb the staircase to the top of Montmorency Falls
  • Take an RV road trip around Ile d'Orleans and visit the small farm stores
  • Stay at the Ice Hotel (winter only).

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History, culture, gastronomy and European charm mix with the natural spendour of Quebec City, creating so many choices for things to do in this vibrant city in Summer.
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