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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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Québec City?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 578 house rentals around Québec City. From 233 Houses to 240 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Québec City is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Québec City?

Whether you're travelling 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 Québec City:

  • Old Quebec: 297 vacation rentals
  • Centre-Ville: 357 vacation rentals
  • Saint-Jean Street: 292 vacation rentals
  • Sillery: 37 vacation rentals
  • Maizerets: 45 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, 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 travelling to Québec City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Québec City. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Montmorency Falls: 705 home rentals
  • Old Quebec Funicular: 579 home rentals
  • Quebec City Town Hall: 580 home rentals
  • Aquarium du Québec: 517 home rentals
  • Quebec, QC (XFY-Sainte-Foy Train Station): 525 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Québec City listed on HomeAway 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 Houses in Québec City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 233 Houses in Québec City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Québec City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 240 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 36 lodging choices
  • Chalets: 24 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Québec City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 63 vacation homes with pool available in Québec City.

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