Shopping in Quebec City

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Laurier-Quebec

With over 350 stores and 40 restaurants, Laurier-Quebec is Eastern Canada’s largest mall. It contains two department stores: Sears and La Baie-a famous Canadian department store. It is one of the best malls Quebec City as it showcases Canada’s finest retailers including C’est La Vie-a famous Canadian children’s clothing retailer. Once known as Place Laurier, it was the first indoor mall in the city of Quebec so it is rich not only in shops but in history as well.

Place Sainte-Foy

The Place Sainte-Foy is more of an upscale shopping area with stores such as Buffalo Jeans and Zara. An additional 9,000 square feet of shopping and entertainment space is currently being added to this area and is expected to open in 2010. While renovations may be happening, the stores remain open. However, accessing the area is not so easy with certain parking lots under construction. Nonetheless, this is an enjoyable place to shop.

Le Galeries de la Capitale

Located in the Les Rivieres borough of Quebec, Les Galeries de la Capitale is the most visited mall in Quebec City. It has over 280 shops including well-known anchors such as Sears, Le Baie and Zellers. It also has the largest IMAX screen in the country in case you want to take a break from shopping to catch a movie. Mega Parc, an indoor children’s amusement park is also located in this shopping center. It gives children something to look forward to after hours of shopping with mom and dad.

Faubourg Street-Jean Baptiste

This street hosts a variety of unique shops, restaurants and grocery stores. It has a very unique vibe and picturesque feel as the shops are lined up in a row in different colors. Walking through this outdoor shopping area will make you feel like you are roaming the streets of downtown Paris.  Proclaimed to be the oldest grocery store in North America, J.A. Moisan, is a popular attraction in this neighborhood. Known for its fine food products including locally produced preserves and cheeses, this is not a place you would want to miss. It’s old-fashion décor and music playing from the 1920’s and 1930’s will bring you back several eras as you enjoy your shopping escapade. Several art galleries, chocolatiers as well as apparel stores can also be found here. The scenery alone is worth the visit.

Rue de Tresor

Located directly across Chateau Frontenac is this artist’s haven of Rue de Tresor. Here you will find local artists working on their crafts which they put up for sale. It is definitely a treat to be able to watch them in action. Having an open-air set up, this is definitely the place to go to pick up a handmade or unique gift to take back home.

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