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About Québec City

Québec City is one of the oldest settlements in North America; it was founded in 1608 by the French explorer Samuel de Champlain. The fortifications surrounding Old Québec are the only fortified city walls remaining in North America. Old Québec was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985.

Getting to Québec City

  • By plane: Jean-Lesage International Airport, 16 km (10 miles) away from downtown Québec City, can be reached via boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel (138) or autoroute Duplessis (540).
  • By car: Highway 20 (autouroute Jean-Lesage) runs along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, and Highway 40 (autoroute Félix-Leclerc) is the north shore access to the city.
  • By bus: you will be able to get to Québec City using Québec’s main transportation companies : Intercar, Orléans Express or Greyhound. There are two bus terminals in the city, Gare du Palais (Saint-Roch) and Terminus Sainte-Foy.
  • By train: you can use passenger train to get to Québec City, through VIA Rail. There are two train stations in the city, one in Sainte-Foy, and another in Saint-Roch (Gare du Palais).

For more information about getting to Québec City, you can use the Québec Region Tourism’s Office detailed roundup.