Hôtel Champlain is located in the heart of Old Québec, near dozens of historic sites and museums. Find out about the major ones in this section, and feel free to ask our staff members for suggestions!
Built in 1892 to welcome rich travelers from Canada and the United States, Château Frontenac has since then become the symbol of Québec City and its most famous landmarks. Nowadays, people are allowed in to take a look at the architectural details and to shop or have a bite in one of its boutiques and restaurants.
The Dufferin terrace is a wooden boardwalk along the Cap Diamant cliff that overlooks the St. Lawrence River. People take time to enjoy the amazing view as they walk down the boardwalk or they sit on one of the benches to breathe the fresh air of the river. A must-see! Only minutes away from Hôtel Champlain.
This fort was built in 1810 by the British to protect Québec City from an American invasion. The Americans never attacked Québec City, but the fort remains today as an architectural landmark. You can tour it all year and enjoy the beautiful views of the river as well as learn about the military history of Québec.
This grand history museum opens up a world to you. Find out about the history of the First Nations of Québec, about the Québec culture and visit exhibitions from other museums in the world. The museum also offers a special exhibition for children.
Musée de l’Amérique francophone
This is a hidden treasure of Old Québec. The museum is located in the Séminaire de Québec, the first school in North America, and it tells about the history of the Jésuites priests, who founded the school. Admire beautiful old objects and learn more about life in Québec City in its early days.
This park is where the famous 1759 battle between France and England took place. France lost, but now we have a beautiful urban park, one of the largest in the world, where Quebecers love to relax. In the winter, you can also try cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in the park.
Place Royale & Quartier Petit Champlain districts
Place Royale, in the middle of the Petit Champlain neighbourhood, is where Samuel de Champlain built his first Habitation and spent ths first winter in Québec City, in 1608. Now, it is one of the most picturesque places in the entire city, and it has many boutiques and restaurants.
La Grande Allée
Grande Allée is where the nightlife is, in the upper town. Many bars and night clubs make it a very popular place at night, and during the day, you can walk down the street and try one of many restaurants or admire the architecture of the old houses turned into hotels and bars.