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Parliament Hill of Québec

Stroll among gardens and monuments and learn about the inner workings of parliament at the seat of Québec’s provincial government.

Take the opportunity to enjoy a free guided tour of Québec’s magnificent Parliament Building (Hôtel du Parlement). The grand structure houses the National Assembly and the provincial legislature, and is set amid an attractive area of gardens, monuments and walkways. For more than a century it has been perched at the top of Parliament Hill.

Wander through the grounds and explore the urban garden in front of the Hôtel du Parlement. It supports 130 varieties of fruits, vegetables and herbs including strawberries, blueberries, peas and medicinal plants. The idea behind the gardens is to inspire the public to grow their own produce. Stop by some of the statues of former premiers of Québec and sit by the Fontaine de Tourny, an attractive water feature with carved figurines and 43 jets. Half-hour tours include the art-rich National Assembly Chamber where the province’s elected members sit. You can attend a sitting of the National Assembly if you book ahead.

Seek out some lofty views of the city from the Observatoire de la Capitale on the 31st floor of the Marie-Guyart Building, which is less than five minutes’ walk from the Parliament Building. At 725 feet (221 meters), this is the highest point in Québec City. The ticket price includes a multimedia presentation of the city’s history with touchscreen terminals and 3-D imagery. 

Come back to the hill at night to see the facade of the Hôtel du Parlement and the fountain illuminated by colored floodlights. This accentuates the building’s 26 bronze statues of significant people in Québec’s history.

Parliament Hill is situated in the borough of La Cité-Limoilou and is served by several bus routes. There is no public car parking at the Parliament Building, but there are metered parking lots and garages at some of the nearby buildings, including the Convention Centre (Centre des Congrès). For details about the parliament’s sitting schedule, visit Québec’s National Assembly website.


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Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac $128
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

1 rue des Carrieres, Quebec, QC
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Quebec hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Samuel de Champlain Statue and Quartier Petit Champlain. Quebec City Town Hall and Place Royale are also within 5 minutes. Quebec Palace Station is 13 minutes by foot.

    Hôtel Le Concorde Québec $71
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    Hôtel Le Concorde Québec

    1225 Cours du General de Montcalm, Quebec, QC
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Centre-Ville, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Battlefields Park, Parliament Building, and Quebec City Convention Center. Quebec City Town Hall and Le Capitole are also within 1 mi (2 km). Quebec Palace Station is 22 minutes by foot.

      Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville $102
      Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville

      Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville

      775 Honoré-Mercier Ave, Quebec, QC
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Quebec hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 5-minute walk of Le Capitole and Quebec City Convention Center. Quebec City Town Hall and Parliament Building are also within 15 minutes. Quebec Palace Station is 9 minutes by foot.

        Quebec City Marriott Downtown $108
        Quebec City Marriott Downtown

        Quebec City Marriott Downtown

        850 Place D'Youville, Quebec, QC
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Quebec hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Palais Montcalm and Le Capitole. Quebec City Convention Center and Parliament Building are also within 5 minutes. Quebec Palace Station is 9 minutes by foot.

          Hotel Acadia $73
          Hotel Acadia

          Hotel Acadia

          43 Rue Sainte-ursule, Quebec, QC
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Old Quebec, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ursulines de Quebec Museum, Quebec City Town Hall, and Le Capitole. Parliament Building and Quebec City Convention Center are also within 10 minutes. Quebec Palace Station is 11 minutes by foot.

            Delta Hotels by Marriott Quebec $100
            Delta Hotels by Marriott Quebec

            Delta Hotels by Marriott Quebec

            690 Boul René Levesque E, Quebec, QC
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Quebec, this family-friendly hotel is steps from Observatoire de la Capitale and Quebec City Convention Center. Parliament Building and Le Capitole are also within 10 minutes. Quebec Palace Station is 15 minutes by foot.

              Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec $90
              Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec

              Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec

              1220, Place George-V Ouest, Quebec, QC
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Centre-Ville, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Observatoire de la Capitale, Quebec City Convention Center, and Parliament Building. Le Capitole and Citadelle of Quebec are also within 15 minutes. Quebec Palace Station is 19 minutes by foot.

                Unilofts Grande-Allée $67
                Unilofts Grande-Allée

                Unilofts Grande-Allée

                601 Grande Allée Est, Quebec, QC
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Centre-Ville, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Observatoire de la Capitale, Parliament Building, and Quebec City Convention Center. Le Capitole and Citadelle of Quebec are also within 15 minutes. Quebec Palace Station is 20 minutes by foot.