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Quebec City, Quebec


Chateau Frontenac from La Promenade

Introduction

Quebec City is the capital of Quebec and a historic city.

Where You're Docked

Cruise ships typically dock at Espace Dalhousie Cruise Terminal conveniently located adjacent to the old town. On busy days, ships may also use Pier 103 further west below Battlefields Park. A shuttle is usually provided if docked here. Port info and schedule here http://www.portquebec.ca/


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Money and Tipping

Canada's currency is the Canadian Dollar (CAD). Coins are used for denomination $2 and under and Canada has switched to polymer plastic notes similar to those used in Australia. The penny was eliminated in 2013 and cash transactions will be rounded to the nearest nickel. US dollars are widely accepted though you may get a poor exchange rate and your change back in Canadian money. When dining in restaurants, tips between 15-20% are expected since restaurant workers typically make minimum wage. Taxi drivers should be tipped the same.

Local Transportation

Though a little hilly, the old town of Quebec City is very walkable. Transportation options include buses and taxis. Bus fares are $2.85 one way or $7.50 for a day pass (Aug 2014). You can take a funicular from Rue du Petit Champlain in Lower Town to Chateau Frontenac in Upper Town to avoid walking up the hill. Fare is $2.25 (Aug 2014). The small, electric Ecobus also runs route 21 from lower town into the new city centre. Hop-on, Hop-off (HOHO) buses also are available.

Hotels

Search hotels in Quebec City here

Sights

  • Chateau Frontenac - this hotel is a symbol of the city. Guided tours available.
  • Citadelle - an old historic fort
  • La Promenade des Gouverneurs - this riverside walk leads from the Chateau Frontenac to the Citadelle

Been Here Before

Take a trip out to Montmorency Falls. Quebec's largest city, Montreal, is 250km to the southwest.

Shopping & Restaurants

Rue Petit Champlain in Lower Town is very quaint and has touristy shops and restaurants. Rue St Jean in Upper Town is the main street and has many restaurants and shops. Grande Allee is a tree-lined street lined with restaurants, cafes and bars.

Be sure to try some poutine. A recommended restaurant chain in Quebec City is Chez Ashton with a location on Cote du Palais (off Rue Saint Jean) and another on Grande Allee.

The second largest mall in Canada, Laurier Quebec is reachable by bus (800 or 801 from Place D'Youville at the end of Rue St Jean). The mall offers a free shuttle but it is very infrequent with only two departures daily.

Internet

Restaurants and cafes may provide free wifi for customers. The cruise terminal may provide free wifi.

Post Office

There is a post office at 5 Du Fort St on the north side of Chateau Frontenac. https://goo.gl/maps/CLnj6

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Weather

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