Quebec Tourist Traps

  • Place de Paris, in the Petit-Champlain area
    Place de Paris, in the Petit-Champlain...
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  • Funiculaire du Vieux Quebec
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  • Carnaval Gift Shop
    Carnaval Gift Shop
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  • 1. Souvenir shops in Vieux Quebec

    Don't buy the maple products, like sirup and cookies, at the tourist stores, it's too expensive. In the tourist area just buy the maple sugar candies because they don't have at the grocery stores. You...

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  • 2. Taxes & Exchange rates

    If you buy a city pass, you have to pick it up at an International Currency Exchange location. Do not convert your US currency for Canadian currency here. Although it sounds very official, the day I...

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  • 3. Chateau Frontenac

    As much as we would like it, the Famous Chateau Frontenac, symbol of the city was not, contraryly to hat some guides have told been built by Samuel De Champlain, founder of the city 400 years ago. Not...

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  • 4. Funiculaire du Vieux Quebec

    We were told by our hotel reception about Funiculaire (it's a tram that takes you from the lower to upper old town). I was told that that there is a stair option but there are a lot of steps. I've...

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  • 5. Montmorency Falls

    montmorcey falls - u pay alot for parking and stuff and its not that great - i was there 5 minuts or so not that impressing and there r alot of other falls in Canada that r much more beautifull than...

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  • 6. Quebec Experience

    Don't fall for this 3D show. It sucks bigtime. This place is located right off Rue Du Tresor, the famous 'artists' street. Anyway the show's presented in both French and English throughout the day....

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  • 7. Village Vacances Valcartier

    Valcartier Village Vacances. OK, I admit it, I had fun being trapped there. If you go with kids you will be trapped there a long time. It was a fairly warm 17F when we went - we were there 7 hours....

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  • 9. Place de Paris

    I wasn't sure where to put this tip as this is definitely not one of my favorite features in Quebec City, but since many visitors get a kick out of it, I...

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  • 10. Awful Tour from Quebec City Tours

    Our awful experience with the Quebec City Tours (QuebecCityTours.com) was simply hellish. The tour consisted of just 2 of us. The guide picked us up at the...

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  • 11. No Tourist Traps?

    I am reluctant to suggest there are no tourist traps in Quebec but I have to say I didn't experience any.Some may say the Carnaval itself is a trap but I didn't...

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  • 12. Watch out for the Punkers!

    This isn't a tourist trap in the traditional sense, but while in Quebec City we encountered these freaky young women. If they had must minded their own business...

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  • 13. The Cyclorama

    Located next to Saint Anne-de-Beaupre, it was built in 1895 and houses a 360-degree panorama of Jerusalem. It was kinda neat, but way too expensive for what it...

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  • 14. Beer sale

    Be sure to order your beer at the ouitside restauants in the afternoon before they switch to the evening prices. Very expensive after 5 PM. Eat supper early...

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  • 15. Farther East from Quebec City,...

    Farther East from Quebec City, the St. Lawrence River opens up to the Atlantic. All along the road you see signs for 'whale-watching'. Don't bother with these....

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  • 16. A Christmas store (which I...

    A Christmas store (which I loved) had an upstairs display of Christmas scenes. Unless you are really into Christmas don't bother with the admission price, you...

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  • 17. It's hard to call it a tourist...

    It's hard to call it a tourist trap... You can find interesting information in the Interpretation and Observation Centre, the site is nice, there's a beautiful...

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  • 18. Many hotels have a 'deal' with...

    Many hotels have a 'deal' with area parking garages to provide parking for their guests. Be sure to check with the lot attendant sometime during your stay...

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  • 19. There is a wonderful boardwalk...

    There is a wonderful boardwalk high atop the cliffs, with great overlooks of the Saint Lawrence River.

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