Immersions in cultural districts
Immersions Quartiers are designed to familiarize you with Québec City's eclectic neighborhoods from a local's point of view. During these two-hour excursions, we`ll explore and discuss the offerings of the area, share personal experiences and speak with Québecois ranging from shopkeepers to museum staff and more. What better way to learn about a city and its people than to experience it as they do and engage with them directly!
Old Québec has been named a UNESCO world heritage treasure. This immersion takes us from Place d'Youville to the interior of the old city fortifications where winding streets lined with boutiques, cafes and restaurants lead to such notable locations as Notre-Dame-de-Québec Basilica, City Hall, the Chateau Frontenac and Terrace Dufferin with its spectacular view of the St. Lawrence. [learn more]
Duration: 2 hours. Distance: 1.5 km. Languages: French, English
Meeting Location: Place d'Youville (terminus d'autobus). Participants: 6. Minimum age: 12 years
Travel back in time to discover Québec's history. Dating back to the mid-1600's, the Petit-Champlain in Québec's lower city (Basse-Ville) is a masterpiece of historical reconstruction. This immersion includes stops at the Musée de la Civilisation, the Fresque des Québécois and Place Royale, as well as an exploration of the St. Lawrence river front and boutique-lined streets.
Duration: 2 hours. Distance: 2 km (1.2 miles). Languages: French, English
Meeting Location: Entrance Hall, Musèe de la Civilisation. Participants: 6. Minimum age: 12 years
Immersion Montcalm - the arts district
Located in Québec's Haute-Ville, Montcalm is the Arts District of the city. A mixed residential/commercial area close to Parliament Hill, this neighborhood encompasses the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, the Plains of Abraham, the Grand Theatre and an eclectic variety of restaurants, bars, cafés, pâtisseries and more. [learn more]
Duration: 2 hours. Distance: 1.5 km (.9 miles). Languages: French, English
Meeting Location: Pavillon Pierre Lassonde, Musée National des Beaux-Arts. Participants: 6. Minimum age: 12 years
Situated along the bassin Princesse Louise, Vieux-Port (the Old Port) is one of the most visited parts of the city. A former commercial hub for ships carrying colonists and provisions to Québec, Vieux-Port is a destination for both Québécois and visitors seeking out its farmers' market, marina, docks, pedestrian and cycling trails as well as its many shops and restaurants.
Duration: 2 hours. Distance: 1.5 km (1 mile). Languages: French, English
Meeting Location: Resto du Marche (Marche du Vieux-Port). Participants: 6. Minimum age: 12 years
Immersion St-Laurent - Lévis
Discover the economic and cultural influences that favored the growth of Québec City and Lévis. From the Québec-Lévis Ferry we'll admire the St. Lawrence River and the magnificent views of its waterfront. On the Lévis side of the river, we'll stroll to quai Paquet where we'll see its renowned fountains. We'll stop at the restored A. C. Davie naval works before taking in shops along the rue St-Laurent and the ateliers at the Centre d'Artistes Regart. [learn more]
Duration: 2.5 heures. Distance: 1.25 km. Languages: French, English
Meeting Location: Gare fluviale de Québec. Participants: 6. Minimum age: 12 years
Plan on an additional cost of 7$ for a round-trip ticket on the ferry. Holders of monthly passes for the RTC or Transport de Lévis will be able to use their passes with no additional charge.