|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||October||Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop|
|Average price||£462||Average for round-trip flights in October 2020|
|Round-trip from||£422||From London to Québec City|
Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Quebec City Airport along with the rest of Canada. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Canada has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals. Travellers who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents or people registered under the Indian Act may only enter Canada for essential purposes. Entrance will be denied to people travelling for tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits or religious functions. Canadian citizens, permanent residents, their immediate family members, diplomats, airline crews, and travellers arriving from the United States who are travelling for non-discretionary or non-optional purposes may still enter Canada. Seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers, temporary foreign workers, international students with valid study permits or approvals for study permits valid from at least 18 March 2020, and permanent resident applicants who received approval before 18 March 2020 who had not yet travelled to Canada, may still enter the country. Other people with special dispensation to enter Canada include French citizens who reside in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, people registered under the Indian Act, visa-exempt refugees and their immediate families, and those with special authorisation from the Canadian government. Travellers who exhibit symptoms will be prohibited from boarding planes that are destined for Canada. If they exhibit symptoms on arrival they will be referred to the Canadian Public Health Agency. Travellers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to medical reasons related to COVID-19 may not enter the country. Travellers must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival at their final destination in Canada. Travellers who disembarked from a cruise ship with a known COVID-19 outbreak like the ‘Diamond Princess’ will be required to remain in quarantine for 14 days at a location determined by the Chief Public Health Officer.. If you are looking to book a trip to Quebec City Airport and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.
LON - YQB
£454 - £755
Quebec City has a humid continental climate: winters are cold and snowy, summers are warm and often humid and there is plenty of rainfall throughout the year. Summer temperatures range between 10 and 30 degrees Celsius and winter temperatures can plummet to between -25 and -5 degrees. Average snowfall is between 25 and 30in (64-77cm).
Most visitors book their flights to Quebec City between late June and September to take in the summer festivals and enjoy the hot weather. These include the Summer Festival (July), International Firework Festival (July/August); and New France Celebrations (August). If you want to ensure cheap flights to Quebec City, be sure to book well in advance, especially during the New France Celebrations as the festival sees more than 200,000 visitors worldwide gather in 17th and 18th century costume to partake in the lively atmosphere and local spirit.
The winter months, from November to April, are when the city really shines and are a great time to book flights to Quebec if you are a skier or snowboarder. Planning a trip during this period is also a brilliant time to visit as Quebec City is transformed into a winter wonderland during the Winter Carnival. Held when the city is at its snowiest in January/February, the festival features parades, an ice palace and snow sculptures, snow rafting, dogsledding and an old-world marketplace.
Quebec City, the capital of Quebec, is the province’s second-largest city (after Montreal) and one of the oldest cities in Canada. Travellers will no doubt want to explore the historic old town (Vieux-Quebec), parts of which are Unesco-listed, and the European-style churches, ramparts and fortified walls.
The city sits above the St Lawrence river; its highest point, Cape Diamond, is 337 ft (103 metres) above it. Divided into two parts, the Upper (Haute-Ville) and Lower Towns (Basse-Ville) each have a distinct flavour. They are connected by the Escalier steps and the Old Quebec Funicular. The Lower Town has the ancient Notre Dame des Victoires church, the Petit Champlain district, the port, and the Musée de la Civilisation.
The temperature in summer ranges between 10 and 30 degrees Celsius and in winter it drops to between -25 and -5 degrees Celsius. In Quebec City snow can be as high as 30.7 in (78 cm) and the locals celebrate by hosting the Winter Carnival with lots of skiing, an Ice Hotel and toboggan rides.
To best see Quebec, you’ll want to walk or take a bike tour through one of the city’s old sections. In the summer you can explore the Route Verte, a network of cycling trails connecting 16 regions and 320 municipalities. Public buses run by Réseau de transport de la Capitale operate between early morning and late night. On the weekend you can catch a night bus. To get from Basse-Ville to the upper part of Old Quebec, take the funicular.
The main airport for flights to Quebec is Quebec/Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). Taxis and limo services are available at the airport. All the major car-hire companies are also represented at the airport.