Quebec City - Vieux Quebec
|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.
|Lower Town (Basse Ville)
|Upper Town (Haute Ville)
|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.
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.
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