Best things to do in Quebec City with Kids!
We love this city! It’s our absolute favorite city in North America. The old world heritage of Quebec can not be compared to anywhere else on the continent. Quebec City with kids is perfect any time of year. We’ve visited in the winter and loved it! This was our first time visiting in October and it is a stunning time of year to visit. Keep in mind that the city rests along the St. Lawrence River and even in the fall, the weather can be quite cold!
This is the perfect city for strolling as it easy to get around and it’s all stunning.
The main highlight of our trip to Quebec City was staying in the extraordinary Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. This was on my dream list of hotels to stay in and I’m still not over the experience. The hotel is impeccable. Every detail is stunning. Our children couldn’t believe they got to sleep in a castle! Every staff member we interacted with was superb and gracious and if you’re looking for an extraordinary experience; you can find it here at Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac.
This is Daphnie! The Ambassador of the Fairmont! What is equally exciting as staying in a Castle? Having a dog in the lobby, for sure.
The rooms are exquisite! And the food, even more so. We dined at Bistro Le Sam for dinners and had the buffet breakfast both mornings at Place Dufferin. Place Dufferin also has incredible views of the St. Lawrence River. Everything is delicious. I believe Bistro Le Sam’s had the best lobster roll I have ever had (served on a pretzel bun).
The above picture was the view from our room!
From the hotel, you can take the city’s Funicular down to Lower Town where Le Petit Champlain and lots of other quaint little cobblestone streets with shops and restaurants to wander through.
When you’ve got your full of city meandering, which will be hard to do, you can always venture out of the walled city for some of our favorite activities to do in Quebec City.
Here is the Wandering Darlings list of 8 things not to miss in Quebec!
- Aquarium du Quebec – The aquarium is easily done in a couple of hours, but with seals, walrus, and a polar bear; it’s not to be missed.
- Huron Traditional Site – a really great live history presentation on how First Nations people lived then and now.
- Montmorency Falls – Visiting the falls is possible year-round, though our favorite might be winter when you can walk across the river. The falls are a real site, actually taller than the Niagara Falls. You can take a gondola to the top of the falls or you can walk 460 steps to the top to stand above the falls.
- Musee du Fort – Right beside our favorite burger place Le Chic Shack and down the street from the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac is this little history museum that will tell you all you need to know about Quebec City and it’s battles. There are showings every hour in English (but best to check times before you go).
- 5. Walk the Wall – Quebec City is the only walled-in city in North America and you can walk along the top of it for three of its sides, as the waterfront side is not walled in. Just be careful with children.
- 6. Musée National de Beaux Arts du Québec – This art museum is in a former prison and rests within the National Battlefields Park also known as the Plains of Abraham.
- 7. The Plains of Abraham – You can take a ride on Abraham’s Bus, where “Abraham” will teach you and your children about the history of Quebec City, the plains and Canada.
- 8. Les Ptits Mosus – This is a darling little shop that sources all handmade toys and clothing from ethically made sources.
Our stay was in partnership with Quebec City Tourism but all thoughts are our own and honest.