Québec City, in Canada’s province of Québec (think NYC in New York state), sits along a fork in the magnificent St. Lawrence River a few hundred miles north of New Hampshire and west of Maine. Once you cross the border your family will be transported to a French hamlet that feels thousands of miles away; steeped in history, paved with cobblestone street, and singing with a hodge-podge of languages wafting into the air.
Québec is a can’t-miss city for American travelers, especially for families traveling with kids. The only walled city in Canada, it is home to historic buildings, kid-friendly museums, world-famous toy stores, famous festivals, and a tradition of street performers. Here are the top 10 things for families to do in Québec City.
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10. Take in a great view
Québec City is stunning. From its cobbled streets and charming shops to its walled ramparts, historic buildings, statues and sculptures, and the wide St. Lawrence River, you likely won’t find a bad view of Québec no matter where you look. To get a lay of the land, consider taking a ride to the top of the Observatoire. Here kids can learn facts about local landmarks while enjoying a 360 degree view of the city and beyond. An alternative option is for families to take the Quebec City – Levis Ferry ride across the St. Lawrence to Levis. On the boat you’ll enjoy the spectacular backdrop of the city, including the famous Chateau Frontenac, that is perfect for your next family picture.
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