Where is Quebec City?

Where is Quebec City?

Last Updated on February 21, 2021 by Pamela

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Where is Quebec City? Many travellers venture as far as Montreal, then stop. It’s a travesty as there are so many charming and beautiful places to see in the province of Quebec. A charming city with European vibes and over 400 years of history, friendly locals, and fascinating culture.

Located along the Saint-Lawrence River, about 500 km from the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence, Quebec City was first visited by Jacques Cartier in 1535, and founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608.

The capital city of the province of Quebec, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city sits atop and below Cap Diamant, and spreads north into the Saint-Lawrence lowlands, stretching to the foothills of the Laurentian mountains.

It is 46.816667 latitude, -71.216667 longitude. If you’re driving to Quebec City it’s 255 km (159 miles) northeast of Montreal, 806 km (501 miles) northeast of Toronto, and 1020 km (634 miles) northwest of Halifax.

If you’re travelling from the United States, it is 399 miles (642 km) from Boston, 271 miles (437 km) from Portland, and 245 miles (395km) from Montpelier.

What is the distance from Quebec City to…

Eastern Quebec is devastatingly beautiful, and Quebec City is an ideal base for branching out and exploring more of the province, whether you’re interested in day trips from Quebec City or micro-adventures that last a day or two.

Here are some places to visit outside the city.

  • Wendake – 17.5 km (10.9 miles)
  • Baie-Saint-Paul – 93 km (58 miles)
  • Saguenay – 211 km (131 miles)
  • Chicoutimi – 201 km (125 miles)
  • Tadoussac – 215 km (134 miles)
  • Trois Rivière – 129 km (80 miles)

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Hello, I'm Pamela! I'm a travel and food writer, chocolat chaud addict, an anglophone who prefers life in Quebec. When I'm not working on Urban Guide Quebec, I am writing for Quebec City Tourism, updating guidebooks for Michelin, and writing freelance! There's a good chance I'm planning my next Quebec road trip, got tips?



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