Good to know: There is law in Quebec that says that everything needs to be translated to French! And in some areas of Quebec region, French is so much used that people will speak poorly English!
What To Do And See?
Visit Old Quebec
Fun fact: Dickens called it the Gibraltar if America.
Customs like having the governor (currently an ex-astronaut woman 😳) who is representing the Queen on Canadian soil. Their mascot is a goat 🐐 originally given by the Queen and symbol of defending its tribe/family until its death or even the ‘Je me Souviens’ saying being the symbol of Quebec to remember its origins. A nice tradition is held in the chapel each day when a soldier would turn a page and pronounce all of the fallen soldiers name written in it. AND the Citadel offers the best view of Quebec, river and surroundings! Generally I learnt a lot about the place, the military but also Quebec and Canada too! Big thumbs up from me!! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Good to know: from June 24 to Septembre 1st, the change of guards will start at 10am sharp. And on Wednesdays there is the retreat in the evening and ticket purchased for that day are valid for both events!
Marché du Vieux Port
Musée de la Civilisation
I was very surprised by the Museum of Civilisation of Quebec City. Ticket entrance is CAD17 (€11/£10/$13) and valid for as long as you want that same day of purchase. Some parts of this museum are REALLY interesting, especially the ones on First Nations. There are short documentaries, items, sculptures, and so much more to educate you about First Nations. That’s the part I enjoyed the most in this museum and why you should go to visit the museum. Of course, there is more than like Quebec through the years, from British colony to today!
Nature So Close To The City
Good to know: A bus ticket through Quebec City cost CAD3.50 but will include a transfer of 90 minutes too!! 😁
I learnt that 7,000 people leave on Orleans island through the year with an increase up to 12,000 in summer time. 95% of the activity in the island is related to agriculture and you see this when driving in the island! Fruit trees, cultivated land, everywhere! Apples and potatoes are the main things grown here but strawberries and blackberries are also frequent too! There is one main road that goes around the island which is over 60km length.
Good to know: You will find some specialties very popular and delicious here like ice cider or apple butter! There are also loads of maple 🍁 products if you want too! 😉
Do You Want More?
There are 2 places that I wanted to go to, but could not manage to get there due to a limited amount of time. I have not done them and therefore I can’t review them but I think they are really worth mentioning and getting there, especially if you have a car. Local transport would be difficult for both places.
A short drive from Quebec City is the Huron-Wendat Museum where you can learn a lot about the Wendat culture (First Nation) through the museum but also, if you have to possibility you could have dinner in their traditional way, listen to stories around fire and so much more!
National Park of Jaques Cartier
Another short drive is the massive Jaques Cartier National Park where you can hike (there is 100km hiking trails!!), canoe, kayak, cycle etc. This place looks amazing and I heard great things about it! Make sure you get there if you can! 😁
So what did you think of Quebec City 🇨🇦?
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Until next time, Go and Explore! 😉
Roaming Sab ✌🏼