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A Quintessential Guide to Solo Travelling to Quebec City

Updated: Dec 16, 2021

There’s no denying Quebec City is a magical place that oozes 400-year history and charm similar to that of the old European cities. The narrow cobblestone streets, comfortable Quebec City accommodations, delicious Canadian food, and beautiful picturesque make the place more unique and captivating. Quebec City is the only walled city that has celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2008. It has some charm and an amazing culture that delights any visitors. If you can tear yourself away from the town streets in the Old Quebec, historic sites, St. Lawrence River, and mouth-watering French bistros and pastries await for you.

Quebec City is a marvelous place to explore, even if you are a solo traveler. From experiencing French-Canadian culture to culinary delights, and any of the activities that cosmopolitan city offers, you will have an inspirational journey. However, if you are traveling alone, here’s what Québec has in store for you:

Practical information about Quebec City        

  • Primary language: Local people speak French and expect you to speak so, but most people, especially in hospitality, speak English.

  • Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD)

  • It’s perhaps the safest city in Canada.

  • Tipping is expected with an average of 15%. Quebec City is very concerned about tipping in restaurants. Do required studies before you eat in a local restaurant.

  • Legal drinking age: 18

  • Most prices are displayed without taxes.

Where should you accommodate?

There is a wide range of options for accommodations in Quebec City. Solo travelers can choose to stay in a hostel as they can be inexpensive and equally comfortable. However, people prefer the best B&B in quebec city with the most attractive bed and breakfast deals.

How to get around Quebec City?

You may have heard hundreds of times that the best way to get around the city is on foot. There’s a lot to discover, including historic architecture, cobblestones streets, French culture, and beautiful people; you have to stroll around and take your time to soak that up. To be brief, the city is pretty small, so walking is perfectly doable. 

If you need to go further, taking a bus is good. There’s an excellent bus transportation system going through the city, which would be an easier way to commute to the places you want to visit.

Prefer hiring a cab if buses take too much time and the distance is too far to cover on foot.

What are the Things to do and see as a solo traveler?

Begin with Rue du Petit Champlain

This street is a must-see to start your visit and is located in the old city center. It is packed with little shops to eat and buy, and this will take you to the heart of the old city, the Place Royal. 

Haute Ville

Enjoy the view from the balcony by taking the funicular to the upper part of the old city center. Enjoy the floating ice view of the Saint Lawrence River.

Museum of Civilization

This museum has several fixed as well as temporary exhibitions on the history of Quebec City. They are a perfect treat if you want to delve deep into the city's history.

The Augustinian Monastery

Dating back to its foundations, Quebec City has an enormous religious history. The Augustinian Monastery has opened doors for guided tours and overnight stay in best hotel in quebec with a wellness experience for visitors. 

Take a poutine cooking class

Eating poutine is a must-to-do when you are visiting Quebec City, but what about making it a more memorable experience? Take a poutine cooking class from a professional cook and get to know many fun stories about the food and the other travelers trying to make this typical dish.

Relax at the wellness Strom Spa Nordique

Among all the fun and frolic you are having on your solo trip, seeking a place of relaxation is what makes your trip complete. What makes Strom Spa Nordique so special is the large outdoor area located right next to the St. Lawrence river. 

What to eat?

Poutine: It’s the famous dish of Quebec consisting of fries, gravy, cheese curds, and any topping you like.

French onion soup originates from France, but it is also a delicacy in French Canada.

Ready to travel to Quebec City solo?

Quebec City is the smallest and the safest city to travel solo. LA Princesse des Champs is one of the best Quebec City hotels downtown, offering bed and breakfast with many amenities, including free parking. We take care of the comfort of our guests and provide all the facilities at the best prices. 

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