Quebec City Journals

The most European of Canadian cities

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A travel journal to Quebec City by bmayhew

Quote: Winter wonderland where culture is capital, history abounds, and adventure is just around the corner.

The most European of Canadian cities

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Overview

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Don't let the freezing temperatures put you off...Quebec City is at its best in the winter months! This, the most enchanting of North America's cities, has something for everyone and should be an entry on all wish lists. Vieux (Old) Quebec and the Quartier Petit-Champlain are intoxicatingly romantic. The Old City is the only urban area in North America to be included on UNESCO'S prestigious list of World Heritage sites. Located at the intersection of Rue Petit-Champlain and Rue Sous-le-Fort, the funicular railway will take you between the Old City and the magically restored area of the Quartier Petit-Champlain. The Quartier Petit-Champlain resembles a quaint village much more than a bustling...Read More

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

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Hotel | "Chateau Frontenac"

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The Chateau is the main landmark in Quebec and it's no wonder why. Located in the heart of Old Quebec, it resembles a European castle perched upon a cliff overlooking the St. Lawrence River and Lower Town. The view is especially beautiful in the early evening hours. The hotel offers all the amenities you could ever hope for including indoor pool, health club, three restaurants, underground parking, and an ice-skating rink. The hotel retains its turn-of-the-century charm, with a distinct French-Canadian twist. The tasteful decor and the exceptional service provided by all the employees ensures guests of a very pleasant stay. Part of the charm of the rooms themselves is the intimate ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 2, 2004

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
1 RUE DES CARRIERES
Quebec City, Quebec G1R4P5
418 692-3861

Aux Anciens Canadiens

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Restaurant

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Located in the historic Maison Jacquet, this restaurant offers a charming Quebecois dining experience in five dining rooms with authentic decor. The building is the oldest still standing in Vieux Quebec and is worth a visit simply for its historic and architectural appeal. The menu offers many Quebec specialties, including caribou and Lac St. Jean meat pie, as well as other fine choices such as lobster. All meals are available as either a complete dinner including entree, soup, mail meal, dessert, and coffee or tea, or a la carte. Prices for the complete meal are according to the main meal selected. Vegetarian options are available, but the selection is limited. An extensive wine list is av...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 2, 2004

Aux Anciens Canadiens
34 Rue Saint Louis
Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4P3
(418) 692-1627

Mont Sainte-Anne

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Attraction | "Mont-Sainte-Anne"

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Mont-Sainte-Anne has been voted one of the 10 best winter vacation spots in the world, and is a truly dependable snow destination with the longest alpine season in the region. The resort hosts a number of World Cup events and is renowned for its expert terrain, although it offers opportunities for all level of skier and snowboarder. The onsite instruction is very good and lessons can be taken either privately or in groups seven days a week. Reservations for lessons are recommended and can be arranged in the rental hut. The scenery on the mountain is breathtaking, with the St. Lawrence visible to the south and the Laurentian mountains extending to the north. The 63 trails offer 68 km...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 5, 2004

Mont Sainte-Anne
2000 Beau Pré Blvd
Quebec City, Quebec G0A 1E0
(418) 827-4561

Battlefields National Park

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Attraction | "National Battlefields Park (Plains of Abraham)"

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The Plains of Abraham and Des Braves Park form the Battlefields Park, an area with a monumental role to play in North America's history. The park was commissioned in 1908 to celebrate the memory of both the English and French combatants that have contributed so much to the development of this continent. Battlefields Park takes its popular name -- the Plains of Abraham -- from Abraham Martin, who was one of the first lay people to settle in the Quebec area and use the area now designated as parkland to graze his cattle. The park offers 108 hectares of meadow and grassy knolls, along with a wide array of activities and exhibits to explore its historical past. It was here that the reversal of ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 5, 2004

Battlefields National Park
835 Wilfrid-laurier Ave (near Honoré-mercier)
Quebec, Quebec G1R 2L3
+1 418 648 4071