While I was in Canada earlier this year, my travel buddy and I really liked the look of Old Quebec . Since we were going to be in Montreal anyway (which isn’t too far away) we decided to fit a quick day in to explore. We were only in Canada for a total of four days so it really was a flying visit. Old Quebec was a beautiful and quaint as I expected it to be. If you are on the fence on whether it is worth the visit, maybe I can persuade you! Without further adieu, here are my 10 pictures that I think will make you fall head over heels in love with Old Quebec .
Wandering the Streets of Old Quebec
Exploring the winding streets of Old Quebec was an afternoon well spent. We arrived in Quebec City at around noon. After dumping our bags at the AirBNB, we headed off the Old town. With pastel coloured buildings and the flags from all around the world, walking into Old Quebec just had a lovely and welcoming atmosphere.
Château Frontenac is a grand hotel in Old Quebec, right at the top of the hill. In 1980 is was designated a National Historic Site of Canada. It was once known as the most photographed hotel in the world due to its prominence in the Quebec City. Surrounded by a beautiful boardwalk that overlooks the St Lawrence River.
I have no idea what this elephant sculpture is for or why is looks so Salvador Dali-esqu but I think it is incredibly cool! As we reached the boardwalk, the suns parted for a gracious few minutes to let us enjoy out surroundings. More importantly though, an ice-cream the little shop at the bottom of the Château.
It is easy to lose track of time with exploring somewhere so lovely. There were buskers on the boardwalk, tour groups and school trips learning about this history of Château Frontenac, tourists bustling in and out of the shops buying all the maple treats they could carry. Then there was us, just milling around, enjoying a day of sightseeing, ice-cream and Italian food.
And there you have it. Have I managed to convince you? Honestly, Quebec City is only about 4-5 hours from Montreal on the bus and it is well worth the visit! We stayed in a lovely little AirBNB, but you could always splash out for a room in the Château!
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