If you live in Canada you don’t need to visit Paris to experience a little slice of France, Quebec City has it all! Picture cobble stone streets, french bakeries and colourful houses around every corner. To top it all off Quebec City has the most photographed hotel in the world, Fairmont Chateau Frontenac! This guide will feature my favourite Instagram locations around Quebec City so you can get some great photos during your trip!
I spent 3 nights here, however a day trip from Montreal is possible, it’s quite small but there is lots to do! I took the Orleans Express bus from Montreal, it took 3 hours and cost $50 round trip.
Location: Rue Saint-Flavien, Rue Christie and Rue Couillard
These 2 streets are side by side and so charming! The streets towards the old port of the city are all very pretty and have very little tourists so you don’t need to get here early for photos.
Location: Rue Sainte-Ursule and Rue Saint-Anne
This pretty road was where my hostel was and I loved walking down it every day! There are lots of cute hotels in this area and a church at the end of the street.
Location: Parc du Bastion-de-la-Reine
This park has amazing views of the city, on a summer day it’s a great location for a picnic. On a winter day it’s freezing and super windy so I would be quick with photos!
The Fairmont Chateau Frontenac is the most photographed hotel in the world! I never really understood why until I went back to this amazing city recently and realized that most of my photos either feature this amazing hotel or part of the hotel is in the photo anyways since it’s perched high on a hill.
Location: La Terrasse Saint – Denis
This location is right in front of Saint – Denis Terrace, you will follow a path down to these houses and to the right of this photo is a large staircase that will take you to the board walk of the Chateau Frontenac.
Location: Escalier du Quai du Roi
These are lots of stairs and hills in the old town and I love that these stairs give you a little peak of the Chateau Frontenac.
Location: Rue Saint-Famille and Rue Couillard
This location is one of my favourite streets in old town! I randomly found these brightly colored houses and knew I had to get a photo.
Location: Terrasse Dufferin
To get the best views of the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac definitely visit the Dufferin Terrace. In the summer months you can see people walking their dogs, riding bikes, vendors selling ice cream and much more! During the winter months they have toboggan rides, it’s been a tradition since 1884. It’s not busy in the winter because you are right along the water and the wind is brutal.
Location: Rue du Petit Champlain
All of the store fronts have the prettiest coloured doors and window shutters! This is a great area for photos and lots of shopping to get some authentic Canadian souvenirs.
Location: Escalier Casse-Cou (break neck stairs)
These stairs are steep but they do have a lovely view of Petit Champlain down below. I took this photo at 8am and it was quite busy so you might need to wait for a gap in crowds for a good photo.
Location: Rue Sous Le Fort
This area is one of the most popular locations in old town that is all over the internet. I love the pretty view, the lights and cobble stone streets. Right after I took this photo I broke my lens, my tripod wasn’t secure when I put it down in the cobble stone street and my camera fell face first…thank god I had a spare lens with me!
I hope my Instagram locations in Quebec city guide has helped you in finding the best places for photos around old town and offered a little inspiration for your next trip! All the streets are so colourful, you will be snapping photos at every turn!
Let me know in the comments your favourite place to take photos in old town!