Independent City Discoveries: Walking and Hiking in Québec City
Take daily hikes across four centuries of history and French Canadian heritage in the urban UNESCO setting of Québec City.
Program No. 23165RJ
5 days
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At a Glance

From the stunning architecture of the Old Town to the historical countryside of the “Nouvelle France” Orléans Island—explore some of the most beautiful and fascinating neighborhoods of Québec City and the surrounding parks and islands. You’ll have lots of time to continue exploring Québec on your own, sampling its world-renowned cuisine, language, architecture and culture.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking at least five miles daily. This is a more active version of Program #18996.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Walk through Plaines Abraham, a historic urban park in the heart of the city, and learn about the battle that took place there in 1759.
  • Hike to Chûtes Montmorency to learn about the geological history of this 276-foot waterfall that descends into the Saint Lawrence River.
  • Explore Jacques-Cartier National Park with its beautiful glacial valley in the Laurentian Mountains.
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Judith Lavoie
In tune with her ancestors of the XVII century, Judith has explored every corner of the province, learning about the challenges of the first settlers and the role of nature in people’s traditions and culture. A professional outdoors instructor for many years, she is inspired by nature and her curiosity about history and culture. Blending physical activity and cultural experiences, Judith combines her passions to bring visitors in touch with the complex and diverse heritage of the region across the landscape and trails of Quebec.
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