10 Château Frontenac on Dufferin Terrace in Old Québec City, Canada

The most photographed hotel in Canada, and perhaps North America, is the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac on Dufferin Terrace. The project was commissioned by Canadian Pacific Railway, designed by Bruce Price and opened in 1893. An addition in 1924 expanded the hotel to 262 feet tall and 18 stories. The grandiose façade epitomizes the Châteauesque style. The notable features include towers, turrets, dormers and plunging green rooflines. This set the standard for other grand railway hotels built across Canada until the early 20th century. The hotel’s namesake is Louis Frontenac, a two-time governor general of New France during the late 17th century. Château Frontenac became part of the Fairmont Hotels in 2001 after a merger with Canadian Pacific Hotels.


1 Rue des Carrières, Québec, QC G1R 4P5, Canada


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