The Best Places to Buy Souvenirs in Quebec City

Quebec City | © thetsoetns / Pixabay
Quebec City | © thetsoetns / Pixabay
Photo of Emily Paskevics
20 September 2017

If you’re looking for places to buy creative and unusual mementos of your trip to Quebec City, there are plenty of shops, markets, and galleries located throughout the city and especially in the popular Vieux-Port district for you to explore. Here are some ideas to get you started on your souvenir shopping.

Marché du Vieux-Port

Marché du Vieux-Port is Quebec City’s main public market, and it’s open year-round. With plenty of vendors selling a range of produce and gourmet food items, Marché du Vieux-Port is one of the best places in the city to find some edible souvenirs. Keep an eye out for maple products, which are often being sold directly by the producers, iced ciders, and sweet preserves, as well as local artisan treats, which are all great samples of Quebecois cuisine and delicacies.

Marché du Vieux-Port, 160 Quai Saint-André, Quebec City, Canada, +1 418 692 2517

Quebec Maple Syrup | © Lola Audu / Flickr

Métiers d’Art du Quebec

The Conseil des métiers d’art du Quebec is an organization that gathers talented local artisans who create crafts and other handmade products to sell at a yearly trade show. It also operates two shops, one of which sits in the Vieux-Port of Quebec City. Here, you can find unique souvenirs in the form of handmade jewelry, decorative objects, fashion accessories, toys, kitchen tools, and works of art by local artists.

Métiers d’Art du Quebec, 29 Rue Notre Dame, Quebec City, Canada, +1 418 694 0267

Magasin Général P. L. Blouin

Magasin Général P. L. Blouin takes the form of an early-century general store, located in the Vieux-Port. As a traditional Quebec City souvenir shop, the Magasin Général offers a unique variety of Quebec-made knick-knacks and gift items, antique reproductions, and familiar souvenirs, including pens, key chains, magnets, and T-shirts.

Magasin général P. L. Blouin, 1196 Rue Saint-Jean, Quebec City, Canada, +1 418 694 9345

Boutique du Musée de la Civilisation

If you’re looking for a creative and culturally inclined memory of your trip to Quebec City, head over to the gift shop of the Musée de la Civilisation. The shop is set in a historic vault that dates back to 1751 and offers memorabilia from the museum’s different exhibitions along with creations by local artists, such as jewelry, paper products, dishes, and edible souvenirs, as well as books, posters, toys, and postcards.

Boutique du Musée de la Civilisation, 85 Rue Dalhousie, Quebec City, Canada, +1 418 643 2158

Musée de la Civilisation, Quebec City | © Claude Gagnon / WikiCommons | © Claude Gagnon/ Flickr

Inuit Art Zone

Inuit Art Zone showcases Inuit and Indigenous creative work, drawn from owner Jean-Robert Wilhelmy’s 10 years of experience in the Canadian art scene. You can buy pieces online or in the shop, including sculptures and graphic art prints. There are also products such as T-shirts, calendars, and boxed notecards, all featuring Inuit creativity from Northern Quebec and Nunavut.

Inuit Art Zone, 5 Rue du Sault-au-Matelot, Quebec City, Canada, +1 418 694 7979

Examples of Inuit art | © Mon Œil / Flickr

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