Quebec City: A unique Canadian hideaway

Positively perfect Quebec City will set your heart a-flutter.

Taking locals and tourists up nearly 300 feet at a 45 degree angle to Terrase Dufferin, the Quebec Funicular has been operating since 1879. Richard T. Nowitz / Corbis
The Fairmont Chateau Frontenac stands high on a bluff overlooking the St. Lawrence River in the heart of Quebec City. Tibor Bogn┬Ěr / Corbis
The Fresque des Quebecois Mural fills an entire four story wall, and illustrates 400 years of Quebec history. Richard T. Nowitz / Corbis
Ice canoe racers push and paddle their canoes along the St. Lawrence River, during Quebec's Winter Carnival. Alison Wright / Corbis
Quebec's Ice Hotel is located just outside of Quebec City, and is rebuilt each winter with new and unique architecture. Alison Wright / Corbis
Pedestrians walk in the rain on Rue de Petit Champlain, in Quebec City. Richard T. Nowitz / Corbis
The Gare du Palais Fountain is illuminated at night across from the Gare du Palais train station in Quebec City. Nik Wheeler / Corbis