What Makes Quebec City the Best City in Canada?

Quebec City enchants travelers with its old-world charm. But it’s not just the 400-year-old buildings and cobblestoned streets that made Quebec the No. 1 city in Canada.

Every year, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — including islands, hotels, and airlines — for the annual World’s Best Awards survey. Readers rated cities on their sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and overall value.

The inventive, French-influenced cuisine high praise, as did its unique First Nations culture.

Quebec City is also home to beautiful natural wonders, like the towering Montmorency Falls and the 21-mile-long Île d’Orléans in the St. Lawrence River.

The stunning hotels in Quebec also appeal to jetsetters, who can book a room at the palace-like Fairmont Le Château Frontenac or the boutique-y Auberge Saint-Antoine, the No. 3 City Hotel in Canada this year. It’s the perfect place to drop your bags while exploring the top city in the Great White North.

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