An absolute must-see, the Québec City region is steeped in history and generous in nature. The Old Québec district is known for its historical appeal as well as its heritage sites, museums and cultural attractions. Parks, mountains and outdoor centres just a short drive from the heart of the city invite thrill-seekers to enjoy all kinds of activities.

Get a taste of Huron-Wendat culture at Sagamité Restaurant

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In the heart of Old Québec City, Sagamité Restaurant offers a gourmet experience combining ancestral traditions and local ingredients in a decor mixing Indigenous art and history. The restaurant takes its name from an authentic Huron-Wendat dish, the sagamité soup, which consists of corn, squash and beans, nicknamed the “three sisters.” The menu has other delicious surprises, including Yatista, a flambéed meat potence, this restaurant’s specialty. A culture and food enthusiast’s favourite, this restaurant is the place to go for a taste of Indigenous gastronomy.

Cruise along Côte-de-Beaupré with Croisières AML

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On foot or by bike, it’s never been easier to travel from Québec City to Côte-de-Beaupré thanks to Croisières AML’s River Shuttle! Three departures a day are offered between Québec City’s Old Port Marina and the new Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré dock from June to October. Escape for a day as you cruise through the magnificent landscapes and visit the famous Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré sanctuary or the nearby cafés, microbreweries and other boutiques. From the dock, a bus also connects various nearby attractions, such as the Montmorency Falls, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Charlevoix’s Sentier des Caps and Canyon Sainte-Anne.

Enjoy a refreshing family visit to the Aquarium du Québec

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Curious youngsters can make new furry friends this summer at the Aquarium du Québec! A lovely trio of young Arctic foxes – Léonie, Joséphine and René – can now call the aquarium their new home, and you can visit them as you explore the outdoor trail, which is also home to polar bears and seals! The whole family will learn tons of interesting facts about these species from animal guides on site. Inside, don’t miss the Freshwater and Saltwater Pavilion to see new fish species from California in the Awesome Ocean, and meet the 10,000 marine animals that inhabit this unique attraction!

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