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Quebec City - Vieux Quebec

Chateau Frontenac
Quebec City, 400+ years old, is the first permanent French settlement in North America. Founded in 1608, the old city (Vieux Quebec) is beautifully preserved, surrounded by fortified stone walls and crenellated ramparts kids will want to explore, and situated on a majestic promontory above the St. Lawrence River. For centuries, Quebec City was the gateway to the Canadian continent, shipping and trade to and from Europe came through the port, and it remains the capital of Quebec province today.
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    Winter Carnival (Caranval de Quebec) – Quebec City with kids in winter has plenty to Every winter from the end of January to mid February, the Quebec Carnival has an ice palace, sleigh rides, snow tubing, ice slides, and special snowy activities, games and shows, just for kids.

Fun food


Try the delicious maple cones with either maple taffy or maple butter, as well as maple sugar candy, cookies and ice cream. If you come in cold months, stop into cafes for delicious hot chocolate (chocolat chaud). Kids will also enjoy baguettes with butter and jam, pain au chocolat and croissants for breakfast, crepes and waffles (gaufres) for snacks.


Aux Anciens Canadiens – As you walk down rue Saint Louis, stop to see the oldest building in Quebec (built in 1675), the Restaurant Aux Anciens Canadiens. The white washed building with slanty red roof looks like something out of a storybook . The restaurant has traditional Quebec dishes, such as caribou in blueberry sauce, kids will enjoy the tourtiere (meat pie) and maple sugar pie for dessert.

family hotels quebec city

Travel for Kids has so many fun things to do with kids in Quebec City, but you'll need a fun place to stay.

Here's our own Travel for Kids hand-picked list of family hotels, all styles and price ranges, in neighborhoods that are comfortable for families, and convenient to the old city:

Quebec City family hotels
kids books quebec city
Samuel de Champlain biography kids Quebec City  
Samuel de Champlain
Adrianna Morganelli

Samuel de Champlain founded a trading post at Quebec City in 1608. Read about the hardships in the early settlement, blockades by the English, life in the colony, and Champlain's explorations. (Picture book)


Lost in the Snow
Frieda Wishinsky

Whisked back in time to 1665, Emily and Matt land in a farmhouse in New France, Quebec. Can the kids find their way out of the forest in the snow, and who is the helpful coureur du bois? (Easy reader)


Lost in the Snow history kids Quebec City
kids hockey The Quebec City Crisis  
The Quebec City Crisis
Roy Mac Gregor

It’s Winter Carnival and the Screech Owls hockey team has come to Quebec City to follow in the footsteps of Wayne Gretzky and other hockey greats. But it’s a crisis when a reporter turns the French-speaking people of Quebec City against the team. (Chapter book)


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