Québec’s rich heritage and strong resemblance to older European cities makes it a much frequented destination. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Québec is the only French-speaking fortified city in North America. Its geographic location makes it possible to travel from the city to the flowering countryside or into the heart of a splendid forest in just a few minutes. A region full of history, offering gastronomy, outdoor activities and cultural events, Québec remains a favourite destination for visitors. People come to Québec City to enjoy walks in Old Québec where they can discover the fortifications, the illustrious Château Frontenac, the famous Plains of Abraham and Place-Royale. In the green belt surrounding the city, the impressive Montmorency Falls and peaceful Île d’Orléans are other scenic attractions that may be visited. The neighbouring area also holds some of the former colony’s oldest farms. Outdoor activities abound in the region of Quebec: hiking, alpine skiing, river sports, mountain climbing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fauna observation. The area has several parks which make perfect playgrounds for outdoor enthusiasts. In winter, everything becomes enchanted! The snowy Old Québec reminds us of those little villages at the foot of Christmas trees. The unique style of the oldest city in America always manages to take one by surprise!