Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
An American city steeped in history
Discover a historic city with an authentic feel, where every street corner tells a piece of American history. Immerse yourself in the cozy atmosphere of Philadelphia, a lively and welcoming metropolis that played a key role in the nation’s birth.
The city boasts a number of iconic historic sites, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Stroll along the cobbled streets of the historic neighbourhood of Society Hill, admire the city’s beautiful murals, and sample different gastronomic delights—from the famous cheesesteak to the refined dishes of a burgeoning culinary scene.
Philadelphia is serviced by the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) through direct flights from American Airlines. Take advantage of the many flights offered each week during the summer to travel to the United States’ East Coast. Don’t wait any longer. Book now!
Independence National Historical Park
Dive into American history by visiting this must-see historical park, where you can admire iconic landmarks such as Independence Hall—where the Declaration of Independence was adopted—and the famous Liberty Bell.
Philadelphia Museum of ArtV
This renowned museum houses a vast art collection, ranging from European masterpieces to works by famous American artists. Don’t miss the chance to admire iconic paintings such as Sunflowers by Van Gogh and The Jewish Bride by Rembrandt.
Reading Terminal Market
Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this historic market, where you’ll find an incredible variety of fresh products, local specialties, and culinary delights. Enjoy roast beef sandwiches, freshly baked pastries, and international dishes, while discovering the unique vibe of this must-visit place.
Philadelphia Museum of Science
This captivating interactive museum is perfect if you like learning and science. Explore fascinating exhibitions on themes such as space, biology, energy, and much more. You can also watch IMAX projections and dazzling shows at the planetarium.
Society Hill historic neighbourhood
There’s nothing better than a stroll along the cobbled streets of this charming, well-preserved historic neighbourhood. Admire the colonial architecture, classic houses, and picturesque gardens. Take in the unique atmosphere and discover hidden gems such as the Betsy Ross House.
Explore one of the oldest zoos in the United States, which is home to an impressive variety of exotic animals. Meet lions, red pandas, kangaroos, and many more. The zoo also offers interactive and educational experiences for visitors of all ages.
Something for every fan
Philadelphia is a city with a passion for sports where professional sports teams are beloved by the locals. Fervent supporters of the Philadelphia Eagles, the city’s football team, gather at Lincoln Financial Field to cheer on their team with infectious energy. The Phillies, the city’s baseball team, also attract fans of all ages to Citizens Bank Park. In addition to these teams, the 76ers and the Flyers are also proud representatives of the city in the basketball and hockey leagues, respectively. Going to a game in Philadelphia is much more than just a sporting event: it’s a festive collective experience that brings the community together around its passion for sport.
Rooted in American history
Philadelphia is a city deeply rooted in American history. Strolling through the Society Hill historic neighbourhood, visitors can explore sites such as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, which are tributes to the city’s importance in the founding of the nation. Culture lovers can explore the Philadelphia Museum of Art, one of the country’s largest museums which houses different collections ranging from European to contemporary art. History buffs may want to visit the National Constitution Center to learn more about the U.S. Constitution and its impact on society.
Authentic and varied flavours
Philadelphia’s culinary scene is a true paradise for foodies. The city is famous for its cheesesteaks (sandwiches made with grilled meat and melted cheese), which are sold in many iconic places like Pat’s King of Steaks and Geno’s Steaks. Philadelphia is also known for its soft pretzels, delicious hoagies (subs), and sweet treats like butter cake (fluffy cake bars) and water ice. Lively food markets such as Reading Terminal Market offer numerous culinary options, from ethnic dishes to fresh local produce, in a friendly and inviting atmosphere.
Escapes to picturesque landscapes
Philadelphia is ideally located for those who wish to explore the surrounding area. Nearby is the charming Brandywine Valley, known for its picturesque landscapes and wineries. At Valley Forge National Historical Park, which is just a few kilometres from the city, you’ll find hiking trails and historic landmarks related to the Revolutionary War. Nature lovers can also enjoy the beaches on the New Jersey coast, which is only an hour’s drive away. No matter if you want to spend time in nature or explore enchanting cities, Philadelphia is a great starting point for exciting getaways in the area.
Ready to go?
The YQB team recommends booking your flight through a travel agency. Working with a specialized agency will allow you to take advantage of its expertise and connections with airlines. In addition to enjoying competitive rates, you’ll get access to exclusive offers, the V.I.P Lounge by Club Med, parking, and a host of other perks.