Quebec Experience

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by lintrip on March 23, 2006

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 Churchill once stayed, the Quebec Bridge and the Citadel, a star-shaped fortress known as the Gibraltar of the Americas. Check the web site for English show times. ( Adults are $7.50, and there are special rates for families. If you're hungry afterwards, there is a sweetshop just around the corner from the viewing room, and a cafe on the floor below.

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

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