Visit Quebec City Solo

Are you in town for business and looking to explore the city during your free time? Do you simply prefer to travel solo and visit at your own beat? Here are a few suggestions for lone explorers.

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Coffee Shops and Atmospheres

Quebec City is full of coffee shops with various atmospheres. Beiko La Boîte à Beignes (website available only in French), on Chemin Sainte-Foy, offers giant doughnuts with original flavours. At Café Félin Ma Langue Aux Chats, you can enjoy the presence of cats and play with them or pet them while sipping on a good cup of coffee on rue Saint-Paul. Each has its own décor and specialities. Discover these quiet little corners of the city and take the time to read a book, write a story or doodle as inspiration comes over a great cup of joe.

Beiko La boîte à beignes
2778 chemin Ste-Foy #100
Québec QC G1V 1V7

Café Félin Ma Langue Aux Chats
307 rue St-Paul
Québec QC G1K 3W6

Markets and Boutiques

Take your time to search the displays and have a chat with the employees. Use this perfect occasion to discuss about local products, shop and learn at Épicerie J.A Moisan, the oldest grocery store in the province, on rue Saint-Jean. You will also find many specialized boutiques in the heart of the city, like Accro cuisine & dépendances (their Facebook page in only available in French), which has a wide array of imported and local products, along with kitchen and cocktail accessories, on rue Saint-Joseph.

At the other end of rue Saint-Joseph, you will also find a crazy shop called L’inventaire (their website is only in French), filled with gift ideas and everyday items with original designs. Ivy Boutique (French only), on René-Lévesque boulevard, offers an impressive selection of ready-to-wear clothing, but also second-hand clothing. A unique concept in Quebec City that fuses the designer clothes and chic thrift shop experience.

Épicerie J.A Moisan
699 rue Saint-Jean
Québec QC G1R 1P7

Accro cuisine & dépendances
273 rue Saint-Joseph Est
Québec QC G1K 3B1

833 rue Saint-Joseph Est
Québec QC G1K 3C8

3B Boulevard René-Lévesque Est
Québec QC G1R 2A9


To visit the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and Musée de la civilisation alone is a real treat. Let yourself be absorbed by the pieces, enjoy surprising new discoveries and explore every corner without any distraction. You will get to learn more about the artists as you quietly read the descriptions.

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
179 Grande Allée Ouest
Québec QC G1R 2H1

Musée de la civilisation
85 rue Dalhousie
Québec QC G1K 8R2

Photo Hunting

Turn your Instagram into the talk of the town as you wander through Quebec City streets. From Sillery and Upper Town districts to Old Quebec and Lower Town’s quaint décor, look for ideal photo spots. Recreate your excursion through the city with a fascinating story, and show your followers unknown corners of the Old Capital. Enjoy the historical districts and explore little-known locations.

Favourite spot: Rue du Trésor, in Old Quebec, is a unique open-air art gallery. Open all year, it is filled with the work of local artists to the delight of all passers-by.

Classes and Workshops

Meet new people and acquire new skills by enrolling in one of the many classes available in the Old Capital. Improve your cooking, mixology or wine tasting aptitudes at Ateliers & Saveurs, on rue Saint-Joseph, or at La Folle Fourchette (this website in only in French), boutique and workshop in Limoilou on 3e avenue.

Explore the traditional world of tea at Camellia Sinensis boutique with one of their workshops, located on rue Saint-Joseph, or take part in an art workshop at Pin-So on Chemin Sainte-Foy.

Ateliers & Saveurs
830 rue St Joseph Est Suite 200,
Québec QC G1K 3C9

La Folle Fourchette
986 3e avenue
Québec QC G1L 2X1

Camellia Sinensis
624 Rue Saint-Joseph Est
Québec QC G1K 3B9

2990 chemin Sainte-Foy
Québec QC G1X 1P6

For Sports Enthusiasts

For athletes who are fonder of outdoors activities, why not try the ice trail at Site des sports d’hiver de la Pointe-aux-Lièvres (website available only in French)? You can rent ice skates and spend some time by yourself in nature.

For hikers, check out the Plains of Abraham for a winter stroll. You can rent cross-country skis, snowshoes, ice skates, and during your hike, you will come across two heated relays to take a break. Impossible to get bored in Quebec City!

Site des sports d’hiver de la Pointe-aux-Lièvres
25 rue de la Pointe-aux-Lièvres
Québec QC G1K 2L1

Plains of Abraham
581-777‑0700 (Skaters’ chalet)

Visit Quebec City Solo: it is possible!

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