Spring in Québec City
Our Concierge's recommendations
Les Tours Voir Québec - Historic city tours, food tours, group or private (170$). Join these professional and passionate guides to learn more about our wonderful city!
Québec 1608 – Excellent company offering 3-hour private walking tours (200$). Possibility to arrange a full-day tour with lunch, and many other tailor-made experiences! They focus on providing the history of Québec City in the context of North American history.
Old Quebec Tours - Les Tours du Vieux Québec offers a 2-hour city tour and a 4.5-hour countryside tour. Hop on-hop off double-decker bus available over summer time, a great way to get a general overview of the different neighborhoods and to find your bearings!
Quebec Bus Tour - Countryside tour of the Orléans Island including 5 gourmet stops or a good combo of a City tour and discovery of Montmorency Falls. Excellent deal & small groups.
Limo A1 has exceptional driver-guides to discover the city and the countryside in style! Please allow 90 minutes to two hours for a City Tour and three hours to a full day for a countryside tour. Starts at 75$++ per hour in a sedan car (2 people).
Helicopter Tour - Amazing way to enjoy city or country flyovers. “Pilot of the day” package available for the most memorable experience!
Spas & Thermal Experience
Strom Spa - Located at only a 10-minute taxi ride from our property, treat yourself with a thermal experience, Nordic baths, outdoor whirlpools, eucalyptus steam bath and more… with scenic views on the Saint Lawrence River. Concierge tip: Try their unique flotation bath for an optimal moment of relaxation. $$
Siberia Spa – Located at a 30-minute drive from the hotel. Enjoy a thermal experience, Nordic baths, and more in a wonderful setting surrounded by trees.
Museums & Cultural Visits
Musée de la Civilisation - Our neighbor offers excellent exhibits on our rich culture, First Nations and other relevant topics, always linking past, future and present. It takes a fresh, attentive and dynamic look at the human experience as a whole and at civilizations elsewhere while remaining firmly rooted in Québec reality. Their flagship exhibition, Pompeii. Immortal City, will take you on a journey to the year 79 when the city was buried following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, presented until September 11, 2022.
Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec - Located in the heart of the Plains of Abraham, the Fine Arts Museum presents exhibitions featuring Québec artists, past and present, and prestigious international art exhibitions.
Monastère des Augustines – Open since 2015, this brilliant museum introduces you to the evolution of the spiritual and social engagement of the Augustinian Sisters of Québec through their history and the 40 000 artifacts drawn from 12 monastery hospitals. By visiting the permanent exhibition, you will discover their way of life, their work caring for the sick and how they balanced their traditional vocations by action and contemplation. Concierge tip: make the most of your visit by having a healthy lunch on site or joining one of the daily classes given on site such as yoga and meditation.
Musée du Fort - This museum presents a sound and light show that recreates the six attempts to take the city over the years. The military history is showcased using a spectacular 36 m2 (400 sq. ft.) historic model of Québec City in 1759 along with the latest visual and audio technology. Permanent exhibitions with artifacts complete the show.
Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site - For over 200 years in Québec City under both the French and English regimes, the Saint-Louis forts and Châteaux served as the official residence and seat of power for most of the governors. Take your time to appreciate this unique archaeological site at your own pace. Open 7 days a week during the summer from 10am until 6pm, 3.90$ per person.
Aquarium - 10,000 marine animals inhabit the Aquarium: fish, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and sea mammals. Among them polar bears, walruses and seals will provide you with unique moments. Watch them when they're feeding or being trained.
Plains of Abraham (Battlefields Park) - Wonderful historic park enjoyable all year round which offers pretty views overlooking the river. This park is one of Canada’s most important historical parks as well as one of its most prestigious city parks. This is where the historical battle between the French and the English troops took place in 1759.
From the beginning of March until the end of April, this is the number one traditional Québec experience! Here are some sugar shacks where you can enjoy the Maple sugar season, eat, dance and celebrate the last days of winter ... or the first days of spring. Most of these sugar shacks also offer a short horse drawn carriage ride.
Érablière du Lac Beauport (Lac Beauport): Store open for maple products and take-out.
Sucrerie Blouin (Saint-Jean, Ile d’Orléans): Visits available on Saturdays and Sundays only. Take-out and deliveries available.
Le Chemin du Roy (Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures): Tour available on demand, no fixed schedule. Reservation necessary. Take-out available but the meals need to be reheated. Maple taffy available every Sunday.
Discover the Countryside
Jacques Cartier National Park – Located at 30 minutes driving distance from Québec City, Jacques-Cartier National Park features a remarkable landscape characterized by contrasts: mountainous uplands fractured by steep-sided valleys. A river winds through the most spectacular of them, the Valley de la Jacques-Cartier, a trench more than 550 m deep. Activities including paddling down-river and calm water excursions are available upon reservation (48 hours prior).
Montmorency Falls - Located between the river and the cliffs, the Montmorency Falls (83 m) dominates the landscape. It can be visited on foot, by cable car or admired from the gourmet restaurant. This park is a few minutes from Québec City ($).
Canyon Ste-Anne - At 45 minutes driving distance from Québec City, explore the imposing 74m high Sainte-Anne waterfall rumbling into its 1.2-billion-year-old notch. Go across the highest pedestrian bridge in Québec (55 meters high). Thrilling via ferratas and giant zipline.
Sainte-Anne de Beaupré Basilica - This world pilgrimage basilica can be visited all year long. superb visit!
Orléans Island - From early summer to late fall, the Orléans Island offers a charming half-day trip with its small typical villages. Local crafts and products, vineyards, cider houses, farms to visit or where to enjoy picking your own fruits (apples, strawberries, raspberries according to the season). Specialties to look for: apple products, maple syrup, duck products, local wines and ice ciders.
To organize your stay, make your bookings, request other suggestions or tailor-made itineraries feel free to ask our concierge team, we will be happy to introduce you to our wonderful city and its surroundings!
Geneviève, Audrey & Maëlle
Your Concierge Team