With the towering Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre shooting up out of the rolling skyline of the Laurentian Mountains like lightning, the Beaupre quarter boasts some of the most enchanting scenery in Canada, not too far from Downtown Quebec. Adrenaline-junkies can scythe across the slopes at the Mont-Sainte-Anne ski resort, while anyone who loves life's calmer exploits can gaze for hours upon the gorgeous gushing waterfalls at Canyon Sainte-Anne.
If you love exploring a district at your own pace, Lower Town's got your name on it. A picturesque network of narrow cobbled streets, lined with high-end shops, and quaint eateries that fill Maison Chevalier and Rue du Petit-Champlain with the mouth-watering scents of authentic Québécois poutine and smoked meats. If you prefer the effervescent energy of a thriving city, the retail hub at St-Pierre is alive with visitors 24/7.
Quebec's oldest district also happens to be one of its prettiest: a delightful mix of colonial French architecture and picturesque cobbled streets. The Place-Royale square, bursting with delectable al fresco restaurants and featuring a vibrant, colorful mural is a must, as is the 17th Century stone Notre-Dame-des-Victoires church. Or delve into the fascinating ancient and colonial history of Quebec at the Musee de la Civilisation.
If you're at your happiest when bustling from high-street stores to designer boutiques, the Sainte-Foy district is where you want to head. Laurier Quebec shopping center boasts over 300 stores to keep even the most discerning shopaholic hungry for more, while the Parc Aquarium is a family-friendly treat for kids and animal-lovers alike. By contrast, great views of the Saint Lawrence river can be had in Sillery.
Upper Town is a beautiful quarter of Old Quebec dominated by the palatial red-brick wonder of the Chateau Frontenac, one of Canada's most iconic buildings, boasting incredible views across the majestic Saint Lawrence river. Immerse yourself in Quebec's rich past from the ramparts of La Citadelle, an imposing fortress with its own military museum, or splash the cash at a designer store down the Rue St-Jean.
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 26, 2013
Room was comfortable and in good shape. Shower worked well. Coffee and Tea in room was a nicefeature. Front desk was friendly. Pool was cool, hot tub was just right. On site restaurant provided a good Sunday Morning Buffet.
"great location/downtoen/ice rink/events"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 23, 2013
great location if you want to be in center of downtown, great bathtub,real cream for your coffee in frig with great coffee machine,only drawback was no view,just a internal atrium,price was solid for location,stay here if you if plan to see one of the many shows and concerts in the showroom,great restuarant on main floor$$$,overall very good place to stay in quebec city
"Plan to Partake in Nearby Activities"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jan 31, 2013
It's a fun experience to stay at the hotel, and to walk through it and see all the work that went into constructing it. Sleeping in the cold was not problem as I have gone winter camping the mountains of Colorado, and the sleeping bag they giver you is terrific — but if you want super-comfy conditions this is not the place for you. There's not a lot to do other than look around and hang out in the bar at the hotel itself, so plan for other activities while you are there. There's snowshoeing and cross-country skiing nearby, and Quebec City is just 15 minutes away.