Vieux Québec, one of my favourite places in Canada.
Over the past couple years I’ve spent a lot of time in Québec City, even moving into an apartment in the Vieux Québec. Ah, I freaking love this city, the European feel, the history, the architecture, the croissants and chocolat chaud. All of it was delicious, and being an anglophone was never an issue. Sure, there was a language barrier, but visiting Québec is like visiting any other place where the main language is not English.
If you’ve never travelled to Québec City before, I encourage you to do so. The locals are great, it’s beautiful, and more than 400 years old. While there are many interesting neighbourhoods, Vieux Québec is by far the most popular, and crawling with people in the summer months; and a winter wonderland in, well, winter. When visiting the city be prepared for walking up and down hills, eating croissants and poutine, and feeling like you’re in Europe, instead of Canada. Québec City is truly magical, and one of my favourite homebases.
There are plenty of activities to keep you busy: walking tours, carriage rides, helicopter tours, an aquarium, many interesting museums, historical sites, and more.