Quebec Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Quebec

  • 1. Ile d'Orleans

    On a trip to Quebec City, a stoll down the Orleans island is a must. This island is not densely populated and it's people have preserved the atmosphere that the island has had for centuries. It's one...

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  • 2. Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre Basilica

    Each year, more than a million and a half pilgrims and visitors come to the Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré for a time of peace, calm, and prayer. The shrine is located 35 kilometers from...

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  • 3. Levis

    Just opposite Québec City lies the small town if Lévis (pronounced Leevee). Many tourists take the ferry to there just to get a good view of QC and Château Fontenac, but only a few ever leave the...

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  • 4. Montmorency Falls

    The Montmorency Falls are 83 metres high (i.e., 30 metres higher than Niagara Falls) and form the heart of this historic site that was so dear to many 18th and 19th century painters (e.g., Peachey,...

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  • 5. Chemin du Roy

    A few kilometres out of Quebec, we stopped by the St. Lawrence river, in a wide area dominated by a big and modern church. It's a famous pilgrimage destination since a long time, still keeping some...

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  • 6. Charlevoix & Saguenay regions

    If you are visiting Quebec City, it's worth to take a trip up the Charlevoix region towards the Saguenay Fjord. I got a lot of rain but anyway, the landscape was a beauty. Take a boat tour and try to...

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  • 7. Jacques-Cartier National Park

    Parc de la Jacques Cartier If you've had enough of man-made attractions and are hankering to see some of the wilderness stowed away in the expanses of Québec province, put aside some time to visit...

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  • 8. Quebec City parks

    Statue of Louis Hebert (1585-1627) acknowledged to be the first European to farm in Canada. He came to settle in Nova Scotia (Port Royal now Annapolis Royal) with the Champlain expedition and ended up...

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  • 9. Stoneham

    Wright Mountain is a fun spot for hiking and mountain climbing (for which you need to be an accredited mountain climber), and it's located just 30 km north of Quebec City, in the town of Stoneham. You...

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  • 10. Choco-Musee Erico

    Every time we go to Quebec City, we bring back something from Erico Choco-Musee, a charming little chocolate museum/store. The museum part is actually a small permanent exhibition detailing the...

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  • 11. Urban art and frescos

    the highways with their overpasses and underpasses usually are pretty ugly under all that concrete. Not here. They've got their supports holding up the highways painted all sorts of different things...

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  • 12. Wendake

    Some people who drive up to the Huron-Wendat First Nations village are a bit disappointed to see how "normal" it looks. Although it is possible to visit ONHOÜA CHETEK8E...

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  • 13. Manoir Montmorency

    On top of the Montmorency Falls is The Manor! There you will find lot's of historical informations on the different battles that occured in the falls or te greater Quebec area. Also a very good and...

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  • 14. Horse-carriage rides

    In the first hours in the city, you get the guided tour so you will know where you want to go next, what to visit or eat. Well, the driver knows it all, restaurants, hotels, museums, etc etc etc. And...

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  • 15. Canyon Ste-Anne

    after leavign quebec city - 30 minuts drive in the north side of saint loarence there is this little town - st' ann - there is a big church there - very nice also there is a canyon with wooden...

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  • 16. Ice Hotel

    Quebec City has an Ice Hotel ( winter only ) similar to the one in Sweden . They seem to build it in a different location each year. You do not have to stay at the hotel , but it is still...

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  • 17. Grosse Ile

    In 1832, a group of British soldiers returned to Québec City from a stint in India and unknowingly introduced the populace to cholera - around 3500 people (or 10% of the population) subsequently died....

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  • 18. Sugar Shacks

    A great stop is at the Sugar Shack! I'm not sure of it's location but it is kind of out of the way! Renting a car is a great idea. At this sugar shack, maple is poured onto snow and you taste it....

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  • 19. Observatoire de la Capitale

    The Capital Observatory offers what is probably the most stunning view of Quebec City. It has a 360° viewing window located on top of the Edifice Marie-Guyart, the tallest building in Quebec. It...

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  • 20. Les Galeries de la Capitale

    A must is to go to the Galeries de la Capitale. It's best to rent a car to get there. This mall is great for shopping and also for kids. It has a huge skating area, loads of games, roller coster and...

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  • 22. BOISÉ DE TEQUENONDAY

    Près de Sillery, sur la promenade champlain ce boisé est une agréable surprise. Plusieurs arbres centenaires dominent le saint laurent.Le site est occupé depuis...

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  • 23. And what is this?

    At first glance you don't pay much attention, two large irons. Neat decoration,, yes perhaps.But once upon a time they served a perfectly practical purpose. No,...

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  • 24. Bust of Louis XIV on Place Royale

    Located in the Place Royale, this bust has been installed and removed several times, ostensibly on the excuse that it interrupted traffic. It honors the Sun...

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  • 25. Pierre Dugua statue

    Often thought to be a bust of Champlain, this is a bust of Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons (1558-1628)Henry IV granted him exclusive rights to colonize lands...

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