Quebec City

Quebec City, 400+ years old, is the first permanent French settlement in North America. Founded in 1608, the old city (Vieux Quebec), situated on a majestic promontory above the St. Lawrence River, is beautifully preserved. For centuries, Quebec City was the gateway to the Canadian continent, shipping and trade to and from Europe came through the port, and is the capital of Quebec province today.

Lower Town (Basse Ville)
Upper Town (Haute Ville)
Quebec City day trips
Winter Carnival (Caranval de Quebec) - Every winter from the end of January to mid February, the Quebec Carnival has an ice palace, sleigh rides, snow tubing, ice slides, and special snowy activities, games and shows, just for kids.
Fun food
Try the delicious maple cones with either maple taffy or maple butter, as well as maple sugar candy, cookies and ice cream. If you come in cold months, stop into cafes for delicious hot chocolate (chocolat chaud). Kids will also enjoy baguettes with butter and jam, pain au chocolat and croissants for breakfast, crepes and waffles (gaufres) for snacks.
Aux Anciens Canadiens - As you walk down rue Saint Louis, stop to see the oldest building in Quebec (built in 1675), the Restaurant Aux Anciens Canadiens. The white washed building with slanty red roof looks like something out of a storybook . The restaurant has traditional Quebec dishes, such as caribou in blueberry sauce, kids will enjoy the tourtiere (meat pie) and maple sugar pie for dessert.
Family Hotels

Here's our own Travel for Kids hand-picked list of family hotels, all styles and price ranges, convenient to fun things to do with kids in Quebec City:

Quebec City family hotels
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