Quebec City Journals

Spring Break in Quebec City

A February 2006 trip to Quebec City by lintrip

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Quote: If you have kids, Quebec City is the place to go for Spring Break. The city specializes in educational actvities rolled in an attractive, entertaining wrapper.

Spring Break in Quebec City

Overview

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Let the college crowd go south for Spring Break, and head north with your kids. Imagine snowshoeing with Huron natives, or careening down a riverside slope in a turn-of-the-century toboggan. I've taken my students to Quebec City for the past seven years, and have always discovered something new, and affordable. Check the site (www.quebecregion) for updates.Quick Tips: If you're only staying one night, you can squeeze in a lot just by focusing on the area near The Chateau Frontenac, an easy landmark. The wax museum, Quebec Experience multimedia show, and Musée du Fort multimedia history exhibition are all within short walking distance of the this famous hotel. When budgeting, keep in mind...Read More

Le Lapin Saute

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Restaurant | "Lapin Sauté"

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With the Winter Carnival just two weeks away, you may be dreaming of snowflakes and skiing. When you're ready to warm up, burrow into this stone cottage nestled in the cobblestoned quarter of Old Quebec. The tiny entrance is often backed up with customers, but the freshly prepared, attractively presented food is worth the wait - and the price. The city will be hopping with revellers, so call ahead to reserve! There aren’t many options for strict vegetarians, but beyond that there is something for everyone. The menu includes pastas, salads, grilled meats, regional specialities laced with maple syrup, and, of course, rabbit dishes. I'm lactose and gluten intolerant and don't eat mammals, yet e...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 21, 2006

Le Lapin Saute
52 rue du Petit-Champlain
Quebec City, Quebec
(418) 692-5325

Saint Patrick Irish Pub

Restaurant | "Party on at Saint Patrick's Pub!"

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With its sports bar and two-storey dining area, Saint Patrick's is often busy and noisy in a happy sort of way. We showed up without reservations and were asked to try again in 30 minutes. It was worth the wait because this pub offers a cheaper but larger selection than similar restaurants on bustling Saint Jean Street. Nothing exotic here, mostly burgers, pizzas, fries, and chicken, but portions are generous and the food is fresh. Even with my food allergies I found safe choices—smooth gazpacho and a plate of smoked salmon with capers. My friends had grilled chicken Caesar salads and Shirley Temples, but stiffer drinks are certainly available. The pub offers a wide selection of dome...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 7, 2006

Saint Patrick Irish Pub
1200, rue St-Jean
Quebec City, Quebec
(418) 694-0618

Restaurant Le Cavour

Restaurant | "Le Cavour"

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Le Cavour stands out mostly for price and service. The food is decent, but unremarkable. Don’t look for anything daring or fancy on the menu, which relies on safe classics such as coq au vin (chicken in red wine), fruit salad and crème caramel. Light lunch and brunch fare is also available. They serve vegetarian, ham and cheese, seafood and mushroom crêpes and a small variety of sandwiches and salads. The wine list is equally bland. What does stand out is the price. Considering that the restaurant sits on touristy Saint Louis Street within walking distance of the high-profile, high-priced Château Frontenac Hotel, $7 isn’t much to pay for Lobster Bisque, a generous salad or a well-stuffed sa...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 2, 2006

Restaurant Le Cavour
44 Rue Saint-Louis
Quebec City G1R 3Z1
(418) 694-0417

Huronne Wendat Nation

Hotel | "Amerinidian Adventures"

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Just a 20-minute drive from Quebec City, there's a place where the family can trek through the forest with a native guide who is well versed in plant and animal lore. Afterwards, they can visit a long house, participate in traditional dances and games, and sample a meal that includes homemade banique bread. For the artistic, there's a beading workshop that actually hooked the attention of my hyperactive students—they were the picture of concentration as they crafted bracelets and necklaces.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 25, 2006

Huronne Wendat Nation
255 Pl Chef Michel Laveau
Quebec City, Canada
(418) 843-3767

Quebec Experience

Attraction | "Quebec Experience"

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If you know very little about Quebec City, it may be helpful to see this multimedia show before hitting the cobblestones. It’s history with a bang – literally – as surprises pop out of the walls, the floor, and the ceiling. A giant screen, 3D glasses, and mobile screens on the side walls enhance the experience. The history is a bit simplistic - it's only 30 minutes after all but several defining moments and virtual figures are showcased, from early explorers (like Jacques Cartier), religious leaders and Amer-Indians to contemporary cultural icons. The show may even help orient your visit; it provides an overview of a few landmark sights, such as the Chateau Frontenac Hotel, where Winston C...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 23, 2006

Quebec Experience
8 du Trésor St
Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4L9
(418) 694-4000