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Quebec City is a city steeped in old world charm, numerous artist-run centers, residencies, museums and cultural attractions. Old Québec is a UNESCO designated world heritage site. It is the only fortified city in North America north of Mexico, with close to 4.6 km of walls and imposing gates. It is also home to the oldest neighborhood in North America and the Musée de la Civilisation. Its impressive Château Frontenac is the world's most photographed hotel. Its stunning neo-Roman style basilica Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine is North America's oldest pilgrimage site. The National Battlefield Park, also known as the Plains of Abraham, is one of the world's largest urban parks and beautifully situated above it is the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, which recently celebrated the opening of its new Pierre Lassonde Pavlillion, designed by OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture).
Québec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport is located just 10 miles (16 km) from the city center. The area’s main mode of public transportation is its bus system. (There is no subway system.) For more information on travel to Québec City, please check out ‘Travel’ and ‘Getting Around’ in the left-hand navigation. Information on accommodations, restaurants and local attractions are also available in the left-hand navigation.
Be sure to note:
February in Québec City is considered a highlight, boasting North America's one and only Ice Hotel, the world's biggest winter celebration, the Québec Winter Carnival, and the largest winter playground in America, Village Vacances Valcartier! However, it is very cold in Quebec City in February. Please plan accordingly.