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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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Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville $143
Reviewed on Jun 23, 2019
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Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville

Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville

775 Honoré-Mercier Ave, Quebec, QC
     
    4.4 of 5
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    Perfectly located, great room, staff and food. Would highly recommend this hotel

    Hôtel Le Concorde Québec $136
    Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019
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    Hôtel Le Concorde Québec

    Hôtel Le Concorde Québec

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      3.9 of 5
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      I like everything about the property. I wish they had better towels

      Hilton Quebec $140
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2019
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      Hilton Quebec

      Hilton Quebec

      1100 Rene Levesque East, Quebec, QC
         
        4.2 of 5
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        Overall good service. Nice and clean room. Breakfast is good too.

        Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac $374
        Reviewed on Jun 23, 2019
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        Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

        Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

        1 rue des Carrieres, Quebec, QC
           
          4.6 of 5
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Iconic and stunning to look at, the Frontenac not only has all the amenities you expect from a 5 star hotel, but also sits within walking distance of all the interesting sights of Old Quebec.

          Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec $158
          Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019
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          Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec

          Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec

          1220, Place George-V Ouest, Quebec, QC
             
            4.2 of 5
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            I missed the lack of a real lobby "hang out" area while the hotel entrance is under construction. I missed a lobby coffee service too. I must compliment staff member, Julian, as he went out of the way to help us upon arrival. The construction and a street festival would not allow our navigation to ...

            Hotel PUR Quebec, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel $155
            Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019
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            Hotel PUR Quebec, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

            Hotel PUR Quebec, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

            395 rue de la Couronne, Quebec, QC
               
              4.5 of 5
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              Great property close to downtown area. Clean, quiet, and friendly staff. Plus valet parking which was awesome. Would stay there again.

              Delta Hotels by Marriott Quebec $158
              Reviewed on Jun 16, 2019
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              Delta Hotels by Marriott Quebec

              Delta Hotels by Marriott Quebec

              690 Boul René Levesque E, Quebec, QC
                 
                4.1 of 5
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                The reception is on the 3rd floor and the elevators dont go feom the first floor to the residenti rooms. You have to go feom 1 to 3 and then from 3 to your floor - but this is really informational rather than a complaint.

                Hotel Acadia $99
                Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019
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                Hotel Acadia

                Hotel Acadia

                43 Rue Sainte-ursule, Quebec, QC
                   
                  4.0 of 5
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                  The hotel was clean, the staff was great, the location was wonderful...we walked everywhere, plenty of sights, food and fun!