Where is Quebec City?

Where is Quebec City?

Last Updated on April 10, 2024 by Pamela MacNaughtan

Many travellers venture as far as Montreal and stop exploring. It’s a travesty as there are so many interesting and beautiful places to see in the province of Quebec – including my favourite place, Quebec City!

First visited by Jacques Cartier in 1535, the colony of New France was founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608. The colony was slow to grow, but today it’s a thriving city with European charm, an intriguing culture, and over 400 years of history. In 1985 the Historic District of Old Quebec became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and today Quebec City is one of the most popular tourist destinations in North America.

Where is Quebec City?

Where is Quebec City? Quebec City Fast Facts

Quebec City sits atop and below Cap Diamant, and spreads north into the Saint-Lawrence lowlands, stretching to the foothills of the Laurentian mountains. It’s 500 km from the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence, and the capital city of the province of Québec.

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.

Did you know…

  • Quebec City is located further north than Sudbury, Ontario.
  • Quebec City is only a 2.5-hour drive from Montreal, and a 2-hour drive from the Sandy Bay, Maine border crossing.
  • One can drive to almost any region in Quebec from Quebec City in less than 4 hours.
  • Quebec City is a 5-hour drive from Portland, ME, 7 hours from Boston, 9 hours from NYC, and 10 hours from Philadelphia.

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 getaways 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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