Getting Around Québec City
Québec City is a walking city. It is very easy to explore the main neighbourhoods (Vieux-Québec, Petit-Champlain, Place-Royale, Vieux-Port, Grande Allée, Montcalm, and Saint-Jean-Baptiste) by foot. The outer neighbourhoods of Saint-Roch, Saint-Sauveur, and Limoilou can be reached by bus.
A single bus fare is $3.50 cash, unless you go to an authorised seller and buy a ticket; then the cost is $3.10. You can also buy passes that cut the cost, especially if you want to venture out to places like Chute Montmorency (Montmorency Falls) and surrounding grounds:
- A day pass is $8.75 CAD
- An unlimited weekend pass is $16.00 CAD
- A 5-consecutive-days pass is $30 CAD
It’s also a good idea to download the RTC (Réseau de Transport de la Capitale) Nomade mobile app to check routes while you’re out exploring. The app gives you information on schedules, as well as the closest stop to your location and when the next bus will arrive.
Some Key Things to See & Do
- Explore Old Québec (Vieux-Québec)
- See Place Royale and church Notre-Dame-des-Victoires
- Walk the Quartier Petit Champlain
- Visit the Museum of Civilization (Musée de la Civilization)
- Visit the Arts Museum (Musée des beaux-arts)
- Relax at la Place des Canotiers
- Visit the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (Anglican)
- Visit the Basilica of Notre Dame de Québec (Catholic)
- See the Morrin Centre & La Maison de la Littérature (next door)
- Visit the Citadelle and fortifications
- Ride the Funicular
- Walk along the Terrasse Dufferin
- Visit the Chateau Frontenac
- Climb to the top of Terrace Pierre-Dugua-de-Mons
- Walk the Plains of Abraham
- La Promenade Samuel de Champlain
- Take a bus to the Montmorency Falls
Or when Old Québec is over-run by tourists, maybe go look for a bite to eat and walk along rue Saint-Joseph Est in Saint-Roch, the rue Saint-Jean in Saint-Jean-Baptiste, or 3e (troisième) Avenue in Limoilou, all areas bursting with microbreweries, restaurants, cafes and boutiques.
And don’t forget, you can take the ferry across the St. Lawrence river, to the city of Levis, and do a number of walks along the river front. Plus, riding the ferry affords plenty of photo opportunities looking back at Québec City. A must if ever there was one. Check out the Ferry Schedule.
For more things to do, check out the links provided on, Québec City.