Advice for Visitors to Canada
Quebec City Vacations
With its beautiful split level landscape dividing Upper town on the
cape from old historic Lower town along the shores of the mighty St. Lawrence
River, Quebec city is one of the loveliest and most popular vacation spots
There is plenty to see in both the old and modern sections of the city
and the best way to get around is on foot. Helpful maps are available
at Visitor information Centers located conveniently around town. Quebec
City vacations must include a visit to the Fortifications of Quebec,
a National Historic Site. It is the only walled-in city in Canada. You
can see lots of old forts and military structures inside the walls. If
you like forts, don’t miss a visit to the Citadel. When the
Duke of Wellington tried to fortify the city after the war of 1812, this
is the spot he chose. This old fort can be toured. Take another step back
in history and visit the Basilique-Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-Quebec,
a famous 17th century cathedral. You will also want to check out the Old
Port and Place Royale, the very heart of historic Lower town.
Where to stay
There are numerous places to stay while vacationing in Quebec City. You
may want to stay at the stunning Le Chateau Frontenac, one of the
oldest hotels in town which has been open since 1893. Some other hotels
to consider are Le St. Paul and Chateau Laurier. Prices vary.
Eat, Drink and be Merry!
Quebec City is well known for its delicious cuisine. For a real taste
of French culture, visit Les Folies de Paris, a musical dinner
show. After supper check out Pub St. Alexandre with its vast selection
of beers, many of which are brewed in Quebec.
Don’t forget to buy Travel Insurance to ensure that your Quebec
City Vacations will be headache free!