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Quebec City Region
Spring into the sparkling, exuberant energy of Quebec. In the spring, Quebec City is transformed by nature from snow and ice into a picturesque area with a thousand and one pleasures. At one point in your life, you owe it to yourself to visit the captivating area. Founded in 1608 by explorer, Samuel de Champlain, this walled city has evolved from a primitive fortified outpost to the Capital of the Province of Quebec and one of the world's top tourist destinations. Discover an authentic, walled city with caleches traveling its narrow, cobble stone lanes. The city has been updated with all the modern conveniences visitors demand, yet at its heart, the city is still a walking town. This is still a city where couples stroll, hand-in hand, dropping into inviting bistros or antique shops after a day, or evening, of outdoor adventure. Romance and music are as intrinsic as skyscrapers are to Manhattan.
Things to Do
For families, there is bicycling in the farmer's market in the Vieux-Port, year round zoos and aquariums to see, educational museums to visit, and countless delightful surprises on almost every corner. Enjoy a round of golf at challenging courses with stunning views. Camp and relax on sandy beaches or go water-skiing, wakeboarding, canoeing or bicycling. Go horseback riding at the base of Mont-Sainte-Anne. Float in the air as light as a cloud in a hot air balloon. Explore a vineyard or visit a brewery. Other activities include hunting, fishing, motocross, biking, nature parks, interactive games, white water rafting and tennis. For those with a desire for golf, hiking, mountain biking and other mountain activities, Mont Sainte-Anne offers a variety of attractions. From city center, Mont Sainte-Anne is a short 30-minute shuttle or car ride away. Camp and enjoy beaches, water slides, golfing, cycling, movies, hiking, bird watching, fitness trails, giant checkers or chess and more. Take a panoramic gondola ride to the lookout tower at the top of the mountain. From the tower, visitors enjoy breathtaking views of the majestic St. Lawrence River, the Orleans Island, the splendid area of Charlevoix, the chain of Laurentides and the city of Quebec. Hike scenic paths and enjoy panoramic splendor! Be sure to bring your camera for the many photography opportunities. For the more adventuresome, try paragliding from the summit of the mountain. Canyoneering, also known as canyoning, offers an exhilarating experience close to waterfalls. Canyoneering is a challenging activity pursued by many outdoor enthusiasts.
No visit here is complete without taking the time to savor the delights of the old city. The old fortified town is the only one of its kind north of Mexico City. Be sure to visit the many museums, amusement parks, religious and tourist sites. Explore the historic districts where an interesting blend of the past and the present is offered. The city has numerous festivals throughout the spring and summer, offering visitors every reason to celebrate. Don’t miss the Québec International Summer Festival hosted in the heart of the city every July.
As most cities, this great city also offers visitors a vast array of shopping and dining choices. Explore one-of-a-kind boutiques or visit huge malls. With over 11,000 lodging rooms to choose from, visitors are sure to find the perfect accommodations choice. Lodging choices range from the chic boutique-hotel, charming motels, comfortable inns and charming chalets to picturesque bed & breakfast inns and modern short term rental apartments.
After a day of activity and adventure, sample the unique culinary delights found in the numerous restaurants, cafes, pubs and eateries. Modern Quebec cuisine is a solid base of French gastronomy enriched by the culinary arts of many other cultures. The wide variety of dining choices is sure to provide you with a choice that suits your appetite and budget.
Transport yourself by train, plane, bus, or private automobile. Just get there, because it's so worth the trip and the Passport.
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