Île d’Orléans

In the middle of the mighty St. Lawrence River, but within sight of Quebec City, sits Île d’Orléans, an entire island that is a designated historical district. The traditional Quebec countryside is preserved here in this, the cradle of New France. Visitors can delight in the island’s plentiful (and flavourful) agricultural heritage nestled amid gorgeous scenery.

Inhabited for thousands of years, Île d’Orléans has a diverse tourist offer that is second to none. During your visit, you will meet agrifood producers rightfully proud of their wares, sample farm-fresh products, admire the gorgeous scenery and explore the island’s historical and cultural heritage. Many pleasant surprises await on Île d’Orléans—it’s up to you to find out what they are!

The historical borough of Île d'Orléans celebrates Québec's rural tradition with its gorgeous scenery stretching along the banks of the St. Lawrence River, only a few minutes from Québec City. Visitors are encouraged to experience the rich and vibrant culture of this island jewel, which is the birthplace of New France. Inhabited since time immemorial, Île d'Orléans has a diverse offer of first-rate attractions.