Planning A Dream Road Trip: Spotlight On Quebec City

Monday, November 09, 2015

Planning A Dream Road Trip: Spotlight On Quebec City

*If you're just finding this series, start out here to see all of the cities we'll go to on this trip

One day while we are in Montreal, we'll wake up early and do a day trip to Quebec City.  Another city I wish we had more time for, but we'll just have to put it on the list of places to return to!

We'll start the morning out at Montmorency falls.  This waterfall boasts that it's 83m (272 ft) high- 30m (98 ft) higher than Niagara Falls!  I've been to Niagara before, so it will be interesting to see what Montmorency is like.  The park is free to get into.

There are a few different ways to see the falls.  From a path on the bottom, to watch the water come crashing down...


From a walkway over the falls...

Or by cable car! (about $12/adult $7/ kids aged 6-17)

After we spend some time exploring the falls, I'd love to walk around Old Port (Vieux Port) which runs along the St Lawrence river.  I again love the Europeans feel to it and the beautiful architecture. 

And see the Chateau Frontenac and the Gare du Palais train station.

Gare du Palais

While there, if we have time, we also might check out Aquarium de Quebec that has a beautiful view of the St Lawrence River.  ($18/adult, $9/ children 3-17).  They have an indoors and outdoors area with 10,000 marine animals.  They have polar bears, seals, and walruses which we would really enjoy seeing and a very cool walkway where the fish and other animals are swimming above and all around you.  They even have an area with sea horses and sea dragons.

We're really going to have to take a look and decide which cities have the zoos/aquariums we are  most interested in and pick our favorites.  Since we're trying to fit in a lot of cities in a short amount of time, we'll need to go back through and see what our non negotiables are as far as things we must see in each city.

If we stay until it gets to be night time, the Bunge Silos in Old Port put on a light show at night.  It is made to be like Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights- which I would LOVE to see in real life one day!).  The colors on the silos light up the night sky in shades of blues, greens, yellows, and purples to mimic the Northern Lights.  (Through my research, I haven't been able to find out if they do this year round or only in the winter time...anyone know??).  This might be a great way to end the night before heading back to our hotel in Montreal.

Of course, this is a lot to do in one day.  More than likely we won't get to do everything and will have to narrow things down so we can still take the time to stop and enjoy ourselves and take in this beautiful city.  Next Monday, we'll be talking about Watkins Glen, NY!  Another city that I'm super excited to go to!

Have you been to Quebec City?  What's your favorite thing to do there?  Any suggestions on things we really need to see or do for our trip?  Restaurants we need to check out?

Check out the other cities in our trip!

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