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Église St-Jean- Baptiste
410 rue St-Jean.
Constructed by the architect Joseph Ferdinand Peachy this church was inspired by the facade of the Église de la Trinité in Paris. The present church, which dates to 1884 features 36 stained-glass windows – each consisting of 30 sections.  The impressive sound of the church organ is a final touch in this majestic monument.

Aquarium du Québec
1675 av. des Hôtels
The aquarium, located near the center of the city, contains more than 340 species of marine life.  This collection of animals includes everything from reptiles, exotic fish, to seals from the lower St. Lawrence River.  A wooded picnic area makes for a great afternoon or early morning.

Jardin Zoologique du Québec
9300 rue de la Faune
This zoo is especially unique because of the DuBerger River, which runs through the park.  200 animal species make their home in the Jardin.  The animals that call – or maybe “roar” the Jardin home include bears, wildcats, primates, and birds of prey.  Another unique feature of this park is that during the winter months visitors can cross-country ski.

Musée de Québec (Québec Museum)
1 av. Wolfe-Montcalm
Showcasing more than 20,000 traditional and contemporary pieces of Québec art, the Quebec Museum is a must see.  An interesting feature of the museum is the incorporation of a newly renovated building – this building, however was once a functioning prison that is said to date back to 1867.

Plains of Abraham
This park, named after the river pilot Abraham Martin, is the site of the famous battle of 1759. However, nowadays visitors use the area to cross-country ski and for sleigh rides during the summer.   And once the snow has melted, visitors can lace up their in-line skates and take a “roll” through the plains.

Château Frontenac
1 rue des Carrières
This castle is Quebec’s most celebrated landmark.  The Frontenac was completed in 1925 with the unique addition of a 20 story central tower.  Due to its impressive stature and history, the Chateau Frontenac enjoys a wide variety of famed visitors.

Verrerie La Mailloche
58 rue Sous-le-For
Catch the sight of a true master at work!   The glassblowing techniques used in this museum are said to be quite ancient – however the products tend to be quite modern.   Master glassblower Jean Vallières gives a demonstrative workshop for visitors.

Musée de la Civilisation (Museum of Civilization)
85 rue Dalhousie
Oddly located, this museum’s locale is on the foot of a cliff.  The museum designed by architect Moshe Safdie, is lined with a limestone and glass facade that has been made in order for the structure to creatively blend into the surrounding landscape.  Its campanile echoes the shape of church steeples throughout the city.  The museum tells the story of Quebec’s culture and its people. Many exhibits detail the arrival of the first, the role of the Roman Catholic Church and the Québec nationalism.

Edifice Price (Price Building)
65 rue Ste-Anne.
Known to be the city's first skyscraper, this structure 20story structure was modeled in the Art Deco style.  Built in 1929 it served as the main headquarters of the Price Brothers Company.

Couvent des Ursulines (Ursuline Convent)
18 rue Donnacona.
Founded in 1639 by two French nuns, this is one of the oldest of all girl schools.  Located on the property are the Musée des Ursulines and the Chapelle des Ursulines – both of which are open to visitors.

Montcalm Monument
Pl. Montcalm.
This monument was erected as a tribute to Louis-Joseph Montcalm, a general who won four major battles in North America.

Grande Théâtre de Québec
269 blvd. René-Lévesque Est.
Opened in 1971, the theater incorporates two main halls.  The halls are named in honor of Louis-Frechette and Octave-Crémazie. For a taste of the theater don’t miss out on this site of cultural distinction.

Parc de l'Esplanade (Esplanade Park)
100 rue St-Louis
The French began building ramparts along the city's natural cliff as early as 1690 to protect themselves from British invaders.  3 miles of walls surround this park.  Guided tours are offered in the summer.

Granby Zoo
Autoroute 10, Exit 68, Route 139
Recently added to the entourage is the AFRIKA Pavilion and its gorillas and AMAZOO.  Amazoo is a  water park featuring what is claimed to be the biggest wave pool in all of Canada.  Zoo features include family water games, more than 1,000 animals, the Children's Zoo, l'Île du Fort Magik and Château Yoplait.

Parc Safari
850 Route 202
Parc Safari is a family recreational park.  Some of the sights and activities include animals, swimming, rides, shows, picnics, games, trails, shops, and restaurants.  Parc safari provides the whole family with a full day of fun and discovery.


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