Life with Lucia & Glynn

Life with Lucia & Glynn

Escape To Quebec City

12/18/2023
Day 1:

Unveiling Quebec’s Snowy Winter Wonderland

Quebec City, located in the province of Quebec, Canada, is a historic and charming destination known for its rich cultural heritage and European-inspired architecture. Here are some key aspects of Quebec City: Old Town: The heart of Quebec City is its Old Town (Vieux-Québec), a UNESCO World Heritage site. It features cobblestone streets, charming squares, and well-preserved 17th and 18th-century buildings. Fortifications: Quebec City is home to some of the best-preserved city walls in North America. The Fortifications of Quebec include gates, defensive walls, and cannons, offering a glimpse into the city’s military history. French Influence: The city’s French heritage is evident in its language, cuisine, and overall ambiance. French is the official language, adding a distinctive European touch to the experience. Culture and Arts: Quebec City has a vibrant cultural scene with museums, galleries, and theaters. Place Royale and Quartier Petit Champlain are cultural hubs offering a variety of artistic experiences. Scenic Surroundings: The surrounding landscapes, including the Montmorency Falls and Île d’Orléans, add to the city’s allure, providing visitors with opportunities for outdoor adventures. Quebec City’s unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty makes it a captivating destination, attracting visitors from around the world. We got to eat at Le Wong and did a short walk of the city We’re staying at Chateau Laurier #QuebecCity, #ExploreQuebec, #HistoricCity, #OldTownQuebec, #CharmingCity, #CulturalGem, #FrenchHeritage, #TravelQuebec, #VisitCanada, #CityOfWalls, #QuebecCulture, #HistoricDistrict, #PicturesqueViews, #TravelDestinations, #CanadianLandmarks, #QuaintStreets, #QuebecAdventure, #CityscapeBeauty, #VibrantCulture

Day 2: Exploring Enchanting Quebec Christmas Markets

“Le Petit Champlain” is a historic and picturesque district located in Old Quebec City, recognized as one of the oldest commercial streets in North America. With its cobblestone streets, charming boutiques, art galleries, and cafes, it offers a unique and vibrant atmosphere. On the other side of the St. Lawrence River is Levis, a city in its own right with a delightful waterfront. The city provides beautiful panoramic views of Old Quebec and is accessible by ferry. Levis has its own charm, featuring parks, historical sites, and a relaxed ambiance. Together, Le Petit Champlain and Levis create a dynamic blend of history, culture, and scenic beauty, offering visitors a delightful experience with a touch of both urban charm and riverside tranquility.

Day 3 Escape to Nature: Explore Montmorency Falls & Beyond in Quebec City

This is a Viator Trip: click this link đź”— 👇 https://www.viator.com/tours/Quebec-City/Half-Day-Trip-to-Montmorency-Falls-and-Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre-from-Quebec/d626-3455T2?pid=P00011640&uid=U00175175&mcid=58086&currency=USD if you wish to book this tour. Description below ⬇️ Escape to the beautiful countryside around QuĂ©bec City on this half-day adventure to Montmorency Falls and the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-BeauprĂ©. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour experience, then explore the spectacular landscape just outside QuĂ©bec City. Along the way, visit popular Beaupre Coast tourist attractions like the Chocolaterie de l’Ile d’OrlĂ©ans and the Cuivres D’Art Albert Gilles (copper art museum). Half-day trip to Montmorency Falls and Ste-Anne-de-BeauprĂ© See Quebec’s spectacular countryside and Beaupre Coast Visit the Isle of Orleans chocolaterie and Albert Gilles Copper Art Museum What To Expect Follow Avenue Royale through the traditional villages and farms of the Beaupre Coast, approximately 15 minutes north of Quebec City. Visit Montmorency Falls, an 83-meter-high waterfall on the Montmorency River (it’s 30 meters higher than Niagara Falls), and the legen 1 Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre You spend 45 minutes to explore the Shrine on your own 45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free 2 Parc de la Chute-Montmorency You will stop at Montmorency Falls. Discover this impressive fall on this 4.5 hour tour. 45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included 3 Albert Gilles Copper Art & Museum Visit the museum and learn how copper art is made 20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free 4 Ile d’Orleans You will get to be driven on a short portion of the island. 40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free 5 Chocolaterie de l’Ile d’Orleans Make sure you take the time to walk accross the Chocolate shop to see the view 20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free Old Quebec (Pass By) Our tour will start from Old Quebec, by the Chateau Frontenac

Day 4 Embracing Greek Flavors and more in Quebec City

Quebec City in December is a magical winter wonderland, offering a festive atmosphere and a variety of seasonal activities. Here’s what you can expect

: 1. **Winter Carnival:** Quebec City hosts one of the world’s largest and most famous winter carnivals, Carnaval de Québec. This lively event features parades, ice sculptures, outdoor concerts, and various winter sports. Bonhomme, the iconic snowman mascot, adds to the festive spirit.

2. **Christmas Markets:** Explore charming Christmas markets throughout the city, offering local crafts, holiday treats, and a festive ambiance. Place Royale and Old Port are popular spots for Christmas shopping and seasonal delights

. 3. **Old Town Decorations:** The historic Old Town is adorned with festive decorations, twinkling lights, and a cozy ambiance. Stroll through the cobblestone streets and enjoy the charming atmosphere, with many shops and restaurants embracing the holiday spirit

. 4. **Ice Skating:** Lace up your skates and hit the outdoor rinks, such as the Place d’Youville or Place Royale. Skating against the backdrop of historic architecture creates a truly picturesque experience

. 5. **Montmorency Falls:** Witness the stunning Montmorency Falls surrounded by a winter wonderland. The partially frozen falls offer a breathtaking sight, and you can take a cable car to admire the views from above.

6. **Warm Treats:** Indulge in warm and comforting treats like hot chocolate, mulled wine, and traditional Quebecois dishes. Many local establishments offer seasonal menus to warm you up during your explorations.

7. **Cultural Events:** Attend holiday concerts, theatrical performances, and other cultural events taking place in venues around the city. The arts scene comes alive with festive performances.

8. **Château Frontenac Views:** The iconic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, already picturesque, becomes even more enchanting in the winter. Take a stroll along Dufferin Boardwalk for stunning views of the castle against a snowy backdrop.

9. **Dog Sledding and Winter Sports:** If you’re feeling adventurous, consider trying dog sledding or other winter sports available in the surrounding areas. It’s a unique way to experience the winter landscape.

10. **New Year’s Eve Celebrations:** Ring in the New Year with special celebrations in the heart of Old Quebec. Festivities often include outdoor parties, fireworks, and a lively atmosphere. Quebec City in December provides a festive and charming escape, combining holiday cheer with the city’s historic charm and winter beauty.

Tonight we checked out The only Greek Taverna in Québec City! Menu inspired by traditional family cooking. #QuebecCityWinterMagic.

Day5: Quebec City: MĂ©ga Parc Adventure & Korean BBQ Delights!

MĂ©ga Parc des Galeries de la Capitale is an indoor amusement park located in Quebec City, Canada. Here are some key features: 1. Location: The park is situated within the Galeries de la Capitale shopping mall in Quebec City. 2. Attractions: MĂ©ga Parc features a variety of indoor rides and attractions suitable for all ages. These may include roller coasters, a Ferris wheel, a skating rink, and other carnival-style rides. 3. Winter Theme: One unique aspect is its winter theme, with a portion of the park designed to resemble a winter wonderland. This could include ice-themed decorations and seasonal activities. 4. Shopping Mall Integration: Being part of the Galeries de la Capitale shopping complex means visitors can enjoy a combination of shopping, dining, and entertainment in one location. 5. Events: The park may host special events and promotions throughout the year, providing visitors with different experiences depending on the season. Then we went for Korean Bbq $43.95 a person it was great