FG Video Itinerary: Quebec City With Kids

Read Tips for Quebec Airport and about Montreal.

With it’s sophisticated French food, museum culture and focus on local history, Quebec City didn’t at first glance seem like the ideal place to travel with a 4-year-old. But we spent the better part of a week there and found plenty of activities that kept us and Tiny Traveler well fed and highly entertained. Check out the video and see the list of places in the video below.

Upper and Lower Old Town, Quebec City: The heart of Quebec City. You’ll spend a lot of time wandering the narrow streets looking for fairy tale characters.

The Chateau Frontenac Hotel: It looks like a castle and TT loved exploring the giant lobby looking for the resident princess.

kids love the funicular in QuebecThe Museum of Civilization: The hands-on Once Upon A Time exhibit is the ideal choice for kids 8 and under if you have a rainy day. Kids 8 and up will  like experiencing an earthquake and playing with tornados in the hands-on Earth Unveiled exhibit (be prepared for all the interaction to be in French, of course).

Les Halles du Petit Quartier: 1191 Avenue Cartier, near the Plains of Abraham. Local and homemade food, coffee, snacks. Great place to stock up for a picnic.

• The Plains of Abraham: The park has beautiful river views and plenty of greenspace. The only playground we came across was in the park, just in front of the Art Museum.

• The old town Funicular, the Montmorency Falls gondola (there’s a playground at the top of the gondola and down below on the far side of the falls), The Québec–Lévis Ferry across the St. Lawrence River.

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  1. […] Japanese samurai costumes to Canadian animation. After the educational stuff, head downstairs for Once Upon a time, which lets kids (and parents) dress up as princesses, wizards, wolves and more before romping […]

  2. […] Check out our video itinerary of Quebec City. […]

  3. Sonja
    June 1, 2012 at 8:33 pm — Reply

    How exciting to make it fun and interesting for your 4 year old. Probably made your enjoyment that much more precious.

  4. Steve@MoreKidsThanSuitcases
    June 1, 2012 at 4:54 pm — Reply

    I was just thinking it looked like Beauty and the Beast when you said it on the video. If you’d have thrown on a blue dress and carried books through the square, I would have thought I’d fallen into a storybook.

  5. Becca@RWTYM?
    June 1, 2012 at 2:44 pm — Reply

    There seems like a ton to do there with kids – we really need to plan a trip to Canada.

    Thanks so much for linking it up with us this week!

  6. Lisa Goodmurphy @Gone With The Family
    June 1, 2012 at 1:01 pm — Reply

    Love Québec City – this is a great list of things to do with kids! We also had a great time strolling the boardwalk outside Château Frontenac and watching the various buskers; eating lots of crèpes; and taking a calèche ride through the old town.

    • FG Editor
      June 4, 2012 at 9:55 am — Reply

      Thanks for the tips. It was too cold and damp for buskers when we were there, but I can believe the walkway by the chateau is lively and fun for families when the weather is nice.

  7. Erin Patrick
    May 30, 2012 at 12:25 pm — Reply

    Eileen, I haven’t been there in so long. Thanks for the video. It brought back memories of a trip my family took there!
    PS Visiting from voiceBoks

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