Located right on the banks of the Saint Lawrence River is Quebec city - our province's capital. Quebec city has a population of over half a million and is one of the oldest European settlements in North America. Making it an extremely popular tourist destination for North American history buffs and people who want to visit Europe without the insane price tag.\nQuebec city is bursting with things to do. From visiting landmark historical sights to chilling at one-of-a-kind luxury spas - there is something for everyone in our dear province's capital. It is an especially beautiful place to visit during the winter months.\nOver the next few pages, we will be looking at the key "to dos" for a weekend get-away in Quebec. Whether you're going with the whole family or a romantic getaway for two, a short trip to Quebec City is always memorable.\nFree Things To Do In Quebec City\nPlaces To Eat And Drink In Quebec City\nRomantic Dates In Quebec City\nSpas & Pampering In Quebec City\nOutdoor Activities In Quebec City\nFor Free Things To Do In Quebec City, Click "NEXT"\n@carmendunlapembedded via\nTake a classic winter walk through Old Quebec\nVisiting Old Quebec is the best way to travel to Europe without maxing out your credit card. Seriously, this neighbourhood is bursting with character and history. Beautiful architecture at every turn.\n@quartierpetitchamplainembedded via\nTake a stroll down the Quartier Petit Champlain\nDespite it's touristy nature the Quartier Petit Champlain is quintessentially Quebec and is a must-see for anyone visiting Quebec, especially fist-time visitors.\n@dowroembedded via\nSee a little piece of history and visit Basilica Sainte-Anne-De-Beaupre\nOne of Quebec city's most iconic structures this Basilica is a true marvel, a must-see for all visiting the city, especially during the winter season.\n@ecalero_10embedded via\nTake a walk and visit Parliament Building\nVery important location to visit for all the politics buffs out there. You can pay a little extra for a guided tour or just admire the outside - whatever you prefer.\n@m_e_l____a_n_i_eembedded via\nVisit the Terasse Dufferin for a spectacular view of the city\nThe Teraasse Dufferin is just a public space that anyone can visit - totally free - with a spectacular view of the city. Grab a coffee and spend the afternoon.\n@dinda_melianiembedded via\nSpend some time visiting la Citadelle De Quebec\nThe Citadelle is one of the oldest military building in all of Canada. It is also the residence of the Governor General of Canada. Making this a very important landmark for Canadian history and politics.\n@chlochloobembedded via\nContinue your historic sightseeing by visiting the Fortifications of Quebec - a national historic site\nThis is an active military site and historic landmark - also known as the jewel of the Provincial Capital - a visit to the Fortifications of Quebec will take you on a journey way back into Quebec's history and past.\n@g_travelpicsembedded via\nVisit North Americas oldest grocery store Épicerie J.A. Moisan\nEstablished in 1871 this place names itself the oldest grocery store in North America. It's a casual shoppers dream come true. Filled with local goodies and kitchen trinkets, you'll be sure to find something to bring home to remember your trip.\nFor Places To Eat And Drink In Quebec City, Click "NEXT"\n@rich981embedded via\nMake sure to call ahead for your reservation at the iX Pour Bistro\nThis cozy bistro only serves a couple people a night and is strictly reservation only. Making it one of the top "to dos" on the Quebec city fine-dinning list.\n@vancouver_chookieembedded via\nA fine dinning experience to remember at Le Saint-Amour in Old Quebec\nLe Saint-Amour is located in the heart of Old Quebec and provides a true fine dinning experience to it's patrons. If you're looking for an elevated and classic dinning experience in Quebec city.\n@rogerravagerembedded via\nVisit L'affaire Est Ketchup for an unpretentious french dining experience\nThis place is a hole-in-the-wall type of restaurant that will surprise you. Serving fine French bistro-style food but in a laid-back and chill atmosphere, making it a great Quebec city find.\n@lzyyanembedded via\nVisit Bistro Sous Le Fort for classic french bistro experience\nVery quaint and local - Bistro Sous Le Fort will fulfil all your French/European dreams without having to take the 6 hour flight to paris.\n@rossidonatella61embedded via\nTake a little trip through time and eat at Aux Anciens Canadiens\nQuebec city is bursting with history and culture. And one of the best ways to experience that is through food. Sample some regional specialities at Aux Anciens Canadiens for a true french Canadian experience.\n@tonythetiger_12embedded via\nChow-down on hearty BBQ at Chez Biceps BBQ\nNothing like perfectly roasted meat to compliment a day of sight-seeing. This is a must-try for anyone visiting the capital city.\n@krimichaudembedded via\nVisit Le Clocher Penché for tantalizing and seasonal local dishes\nLocal dishes are served with regional and fresh ingredients at Le Clocher Penché. A must-visit if your looking to sample a modern take on traditional regional cooking.\n@saaracheembedded via\nIndulge in oysters and classic drinks at Kraken Cru\nWith a sea-food driven menu this spot is perfect for those oyster and seafood-lovers out there; serving up local oysters accompanied by a curated wine-list and classic cocktails.\nFor Romantic Dates In Quebec City, click "NEXT"\n@hikingbuddyembedded via\nA truly unforgettable experience visit Hotel De Glace in Québec City\nThis is the only ice hotel in North America. A true marvel and definitely romantic experience for two. Visit just for the day, or spend the whole night.\n@etiennetherriaultembedded via\nVisit Les Santier Des Caps Charlevoix for an afternoon of Snowshoeing\nThe Quebec region is a true winter wonderland. There are countless areas to take advantage of the snow and wilderness.\n@camiasselinembedded via\nSpend an evening ice skating at Place D'Youville\nThere are many places you can take advantage of ice skating in Quebec City, one of the most popular - and romantic - is the outdoor rink at Place D'Youville. Top the evening off with a intimate dinner for two afterwards.\email@example.com via\nTreat yourself to a unique activity and go dog sledding outside the city\nRight outside the city lies the opportunity for one-in-a-lifetime wilderness and adventure activities like dog sledding. Bring a date for a unforgettable winter afternoon.\n@arianne_benardembedded via\nSpend an afternoon alpine skiing at Mont-Sainte-Anne\nMont-Sainte-Anne is a beautiful mountain and ski resort town located approximately 45 minutes outside Quebec City. Perfect for a day of skiing or a romantic mountain get-away for two.\n@valleebrasdunordembedded via\nSpend an night cozying up in a traditional Yurt in the Vallée Bras-Du-Nord\nAbout an hour drive North-West from Quebec city lies the Vallée Bras-Du-Nord. Here you can really get in touch with nature and cozy up to someone special for an unforgettable night in a traditional Yurt.\n@anitabugvohraembedded via\nIndulge in a intimate fine-dinning experience at the famous Restaurant L'Initiale\nFor a cream de la cream type of dinning experience, visit Restaurant L'Initiale on a romantic evening date for two.\n@kameliagillembedded via\nSip a hot drink at La Maison Smith in Old Quebec\nFor a eating experience that comes at a reasonable price, you can sip a warm latte with your lover at La Maison Smith. Right in the heart of Old Quebec.\nFor Spas & Pampering In Quebec City, click "NEXT"\n@mpgravelembedded via\nMelt the worries away at Le Nordique Spa Mont Ste Ane\nFor a real outdoor nordic spa experience try this one located about 45 minutes outside of the city center. Spend the day or the whole night for the full experience.\n@nordiquespastonehamembedded via\nFor a luxurious outdoor spa experience visit Le Nordique Spa Stoneham\nThis spa is located right on the river bank of the Jacques Cartier river and is surrounded by mountains. Making it a truly unique spa experience for those who are new to the region.\n@siberiastationspaembedded via\nVisit Siberia Spa located right outside downtown Quebec City\nThis spa is located just 10 minutes from downtown Quebec city and provides a truly luxurious outdoor spa experience. Spend the day relaxing in the baths or pamper yourself with one of their exclusive treatments.\n@zoedufourboilyembedded via\nSpend a day relaxing and visit Sky Spa in Downtown Quebec\nThis sky grazing spa - also located in Montreal - has a location in downtown Quebec city. A fun way to unwind after a grueling day of sightseeing in the city.\n@clara_labbeeembedded via\nIt doesn't get more majestic than Spa Des Neiges in Saint-Anne-De-Beaupré\nLocated a short 30 minutes drive outside downtown Quebec city, this outdoor winter spa is the perfect way to top off your Quebec city adventure.\n@angeliquebilodeauembedded via\nVisit the luxurious Noah Spa in Scott Quebec\nJust 45 minutes outside of Quebec city you can find Noah Spa. A luxurious indoor spa offering relaxation packages and unique treatments for a day of relaxation.\n@manucoveneyembedded via\nHit two birds with one stone and spend a day at the Moment Spa Le Chateau Frontenac\nLe Chateau Frontenac is not only an iconic Canadian landmark but is also currently operating as a hotel with 611 guest room! Spend a day at the Luxurious spa which is housed on the 6th floor of this historic marvel.\n@lafranceannieembedded via\nTake a break at downtown Spa Infinima in Quebec City\nThis spa is perfect for a quick recharge after a long day of sightseeing and outdoor activities. It's convenient location and package deals are perfect for those visiting for a weekend.\nFor Outdoor Activities In Quebec City, click "NEXT"\n@shaloukilembedded via\nParticipate in Quebec City's annual Winter Carnival!\nOne of the worlds largest winter carnivals actually happens right in our own province! The Quebec City annual winter carnival is on this year from January 26th to February 11th.\n@mccaddy02embedded via\nHead out to Village Vacances Valcartier for a day of Snow tubing and other winter activities!\nSnow tubing is a staple winter activity in Canada. In the Quebec city region, there are multiple locations to partake in this quintessential winter activity, just a short drive outside of the city.\n@quebecregionembedded via\nVisit Parc National De La Jacques Cartier for cross-country skiing and other outdoor activities\nThe stunningly breathtaking Parc National De La Jacques Cartier is located only an hour outside of Quebec City by car. A wonderful way to appreciate and take in the wilderness of the Quebec North.\n@meaningtowanderembedded via\nVisit Parc De La Chute-Montmorency for an unforgettable winter afternoon\nLes Chute Montmorency are as beautiful in the summer as in the winter. Located just 20 minutes east of the city center, it's an easy afternoon site to see while sightseeing in the city for a long weekend.\n@emiliejuliesimardembedded via\nVisit "Le Grand Blue" at Baie-Saint-Paul outside Quebec City\nBaie-Saint-Paul is located about 90 minutes north of Quebec city, but is totally worth the drive. Nestles on the shores of the Saint-Laurence river this majestic water-side town offers a true regional Quebec experience.\n@villagenordikportdequebecembedded via\nVisit Village Nordik Du Port De Quebec for Ice Fishing!\nVillage Nordik Du Port De Quebec is full of winter activities - including ice fishing - for the whole family to partake and enjoy. Visit their site for all the information!\n@flolarochelleembedded via\nSpend the day getting lost in the great Quebec wilderness at Reserve Faunique Portneuf\nLocated about 90 minutes outside of Quebec City lies a wildlife reserve full of opportunities for outdoor winter activities. For those who are die-hard wilderness fans, this is the place for you.\n@delilah_rrembedded via\nPartake in one of the oldest attractions in town and go sledding just steps from Chateau Frontenac\nOne of the oldest attraction in Quebec city and is open all winter long, spend an afternoon tobogganing in the center of town while taking in the historic sights of the city. It's truly a win/win.