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A Day in Canada's European Jewel

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada: 46.8902° N, 71.2189° W

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We left our car at the Fairmont hotel in Montreal, after saying goodbye to our family, who are returning back to Ottawa and took a coach to Quebec City. It was a 3 hours drive. Quebec City has a European-like feel, due to the streets and the shops. Quebec City is also very historic. The tour that we took includes some of the many sights of Quebec.

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Montmorency Falls, Quebec City, Quebec

Our first stop was Montmorency Falls. It is the highest fall in the province of Quebec and even higher than Niagara Falls. There was a cable-car, but we didn't take it. We walked to the falls and took many pictures. The thing with group tours though, is that you only have so much time, before the bus leaves.

We then went to the Observatoire de la Capitale, which is an observatory deck that gave us a 360° panoramic view of Québec city. The view was absolutely breathtaking.

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Walking around Downtown Quebec City

The tour bus then took us to Old Québec City and we got free time for about 2-3 hours. After having a light lunch, we walked around we just wandered around the city.Luckily, since we are fluent in french, it helped us a lot and we didn't have trouble getting around either, so that was a big advantage, since 81.5% of the population speaks french as their first language.

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Beavertails shop

Before getting back on the tour bus, we went to get some beavertails, a fried dough pastry, which originated from Killaloe, Ontario.

Then, the bus took us to the Plains of Abraham, one of Canada’s most important parks. It was there that the Battle between the French and the English took place on September 13th 1759.

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View of Chateau Frontenac and the Statue

We then went to Chateau Frontenac, both a very historic famous tourist attraction and a hotel. In front of the hotel, there's a great view of the Saint Lawrence River. The ice cream they were selling in front of the hotel was really tasty and one of the best vanilla ice cream that I have ever tasted.

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On our way to see Cirque du Soleil

We then walked around some more, and saw various street performers. Then, we went to watch one of Cirque du Soleil's shows; OVO. Cirque du Soleil was utterly worth it. It was very professional and the immense effort the performers put into it were shown throughout the whole show.

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The inside of Maple Delights sweet shop in Downtown Quebec City

Finally, before heading back to Montreal, we walked to Maple Delights, from Cirque du Soleil. It is a shop that sells many different things and they all have maple syrup as an ingredient. Anyone having a sweet tooth? We bought a Maple Milkshake and a maple pastry for the road.

We were surprised to see that the food wasn't as sweet as we thought it would be and that is a good thing, less chance of getting diabetes!

Posted by ZK_15 16:50 Archived in Canada

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