Why It's Worth It

Dramatic with the iconic Château Frontenac towering over the old district and the St. Lawrence River, Québec City is as beautiful and manicured as it is charming. The first European settlement north of Mexico, the capital of the province of Québec is proud of its French-Canadian cultural and historical heritage and knows how to showcase it with finesse. Nature is never far away in this green city surrounded by easily accessible parks, ski hills, and sailable waters. —Laura-Julie Perreault