About Quebec

The birthplace of French North America and the only walled city north of Mexico is an open-air treasure chest that will delight history and culture buffs alike. Its European background and modern North American character are set off by a heady blend of history, traditional and contemporary art, and French-language culture to make Québec City a destination like no other.

Year after year, travel magazines continually rank the Québec City Area among the world’s top destinations.


  • Founded in 1608 by French explorer Samuel de Champlain
  • Recognized as the cradle of French civilization in North America
  • Old Québec, a UNESCO world heritage treasure (1985) on account of its heritage site
  • A unique North-American religious heritage




Québec City Attractions & Activities


Weather conditions in May (averages):

  • Min / Max Temperature: 5°C / 17°C  or 41°F / 63°F
  • Average precipitations: snow 0 cm / 0.3 in – rain 106 cm / 4.17 in

For more information about the weather here (in Québec).

What to wear

In spring and summer, a light sweater or coat sometimes comes in handy on cool evenings. In winter, a coat over layered warm clothing, hat, scarf, gloves however mittens are best and warm snow boots are necessary. Québec is a walking city, so comfortable footwear is a must.

In any case, check the weather forecast just before packing and leaving …