If you want to have a taste of Europe without having to leave the continent of North America, you have come to the right place. We steer clear of traveling to Europe during the high season not just due to the exorbitant expenses, but also so that we may avoid overcrowded tourist destinations. We made the spur-of-the-moment decision to visit the province of Quebec in Canada over the long weekend of the summer before last so that we might satisfy our need for a taste of Europe. In addition, we strongly suggest that you go to the Quebec Winter Carnival if you get the chance.
A visit to Quebec City is a deep dive into Canada’s most lovely and majestic past. The cliche that visiting Quebec City is like traveling to Europe without leaving North America is correct. The city provides a vast array of activities. And regardless of whether you are traveling alone, with a partner, or with children, you are certain to find Quebec City fascinating and appealing. We are lucky to live within an eight-hour drive to Canada’s oldest city, and we have visited there on several occasions. In actuality, Quebec City’s appeal never wanes. A journey to the Canadian province of Quebec would be completed without visiting the city. Founded in 1608, Quebec City is not only historic but also beautiful. The city is located on a hilltop that overlooks the stunning Saint Lawrence River. And the combination of old-world charm and new-world cuisines makes Quebec City one of the most desirable locations in the world. On our trip to the scenic Gaspe Peninsula along the St. Lawrence, we stop here. On occasion, we may go to Quebec City to try out new activities.
Quebec City boasts some of the finest old-world cuisine in the Americas. Quebec City is the only city in North America that even somewhat resembles the style and spirit of European cities. Quebec City is also the capital of Quebec, the only province in Canada where French rather than English is the first official language. The location of Quebec City on the cliffs above the St. Lawrence River offered it an ideal defensive posture during the city’s early fights with British and American soldiers. In addition, the walled city of Old Quebec City provided a safe sanctuary for enterprises and people located near the sea. Quebec is an all-season destination. People go to Quebec City throughout the winter months for activities such as Carnival, the major winter celebration. But a summertime vacation to Quebec City is a totally other experience. The winters in Quebec may be quite chilly. Those prepared to withstand the cold, however, can find an abundance of wonderful winter activities in the city. But Quebec City’s summers are absolutely magnificent. Comfortable temperatures, often bright and sunny days, and Quebec’s long days make it simple to cram in as many activities as possible.
Walking is the best way to take in the sights and sounds of Quebec City. If you seek for the magnificent attractions that Quebec City has to offer, you will discover that the bulk of them are centered around Old Quebec City. On the other hand, there are certain things to do in Quebec City that need you to have access to a car or the public transit system. It is not common for us to go by car to Quebec City; so, when we do so, it is surprising to see us without our own vehicle. Fortunately, Quebec also has a public transit infrastructure that is of a reasonable standard. The following is a list of some of our favorite attractions in Quebec City that are suitable for families.