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Quebec City vacation rentals – a virtual European vacation

Why fly to Europe when you can always visit Quebec? Quebec City, the capital of its namesake province, boasts of an old-world European charm, with its castle architecture, extensive parks, and cobblestone roads – the historic city centre even has fortified walls. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Quebec City provides plenty of opportunities for indoor and outdoor family adventures, world-class shopping and dining, and a happening nightlife scene. With a Quebec City vacation rental, you'll be at the centre of the excitement.


Quebec is a thrilling city for history junkies. After all, the city has been around since 1535; the streets of its historic core are the oldest in North America. A short walk from your vacation rental, you can travel back in time at the Place Royal, the city square where Samuel de Champlain started the first French settlement on the continent. Cross the square and you're at the doorstep of Notre-Dame-des-Victoires – built in 1688, it's the oldest stone church in North America. In the Old Port, you'll find historic houses, museums, art galleries, and cafes.


Activities and attractions in Quebec

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Quebec a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Old Quebec Funicular (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Le Montcalm Tennis Club (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Club de golf Orléans (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Quebec Aquarium Park (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Recreofun Amusement Centre (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Carie Factory Amusement Center (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Quebec

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Quebec. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Battlefields Park (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Montmorency Falls (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Esplanade Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Artillery Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Parc Victoria (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Terrasse De Levis (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Quebec

Fly into Quebec, QC (YQB-Jean Lesage Intl.), the closest airport, located 8.1 mi (13.1 km) from the city center.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Quebec Palace Station or Quebec Sainte-Foy Station to see more of the city.

How to get around

Transit options from your Quebec City vacation rental

From your chalet or vacation rental, there are plenty of ways by which you can get around Quebec City. You can use the RTC-operated bus service, which makes frequent stops at many of the city's popular landmarks. Taking the bus is a wallet-friendly option for families, as kids under 5 years old ride for free. Quebec City has bike rentals aplenty as well as an extensive network of cycling paths so you can pedal your way from point A to point B. Still, some neighbourhoods – like the storied Old Quebec district – are best navigated on foot.

Food & drink

Savour French food from your Quebec City vacation rental

You don't have to fly to Paris to taste authentic French food. Quebec City is the cradle of French cuisine in North America, and you can find all the classic French dishes you could shake a baguette at. But for a truly Quebecois culinary experience, you have to try the local fare, which combines elements of French and British cuisine. Examples include bison bourguignon, a Canadian spin on the boeuf bourguignon, and tourtiere, a meat pie. If you're tying one on, be sure to sample caribou – a mix of fortified wine, whisky, and maple syrup that's available only in Quebec.

Essential info

Get to know Quebec City before booking vacation rentals

Quebec City spreads out from the banks of Saint Lawrence River, near the point where it meets with St. Charles River. To the north of the city you can see the Lauretian Mountains. The city occupies a total area of 485.77 square kilometres and has a population of around 550,000. The Quebecois speak French, though many can converse in both French and English. The currency used is the Canadian dollar, and 911 is the number to call in emergencies. With some of the lowest crime rates in the country, Quebec City is a very safe place to visit.

Can I find a vacation rental around Quebec?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 393 vacation rentals near Quebec. From 23 chalet rentals to 19 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Quebec for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Quebec?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Quebec:

  • La Cite-Limoilou: 233 vacation rentals
  • Old Quebec: 175 vacation rentals
  • Saint-Sauveur: 130 vacation rentals
  • Saint-Roch: 190 vacation rentals
  • Beauport: 19 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Quebec?

Vrbo Canada offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Quebec. From Vrbo Canada travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Quebec Sainte-Foy Station: 351 vacation rentals
  • Breakneck Steps (L'Escalier Casse-Cou): 396 vacation rentals
  • La Chateau Entrepot - Mega Centre Lebourgneuf: 397 vacation rentals
  • Quebec Experience: 397 vacation rentals
  • Cegep Limoilou: 398 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Quebec listed on Vrbo Canada where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Chalets in Quebec?

Yes, of course. Vrbo Canada has 23 Chalets in Quebec. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Quebec include:

  • Cottages: 19 rentals available
  • Houses: 132 rentals available
  • Cabins: 19 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Quebec?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 33 vacation rentals with pool available in Quebec. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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