Quebec City – Day 25

We spent the day and evening in Quebec City.

Much of the business here is of the administrative and bureaucratic nature, which would normally make a city quite dull. Fortunately, the city has a remarkable history, as the fortress capital of New France since the 16th century. Although the town’s day-to-day life leaves things a little yawny at times, the vibrant historical centre makes for an incredible visit.

We are thoroughly enjoying our visit here!

Looking across the inner harbor marina dock toward Quebec City.

Looking across the inner harbor marina dock toward Quebec City.

Walking the cobblestone streets.

Walking the cobblestone streets.

Quebec City early evening with fun shops of all kinds still open at the base of the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac.

Quebec City early evening with fun shops of all kinds still open at the base of the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac.

Quebec City

Quebec City

Looking up toward the tram car that goes up to the castle and beyond.

Looking up toward the tram car that goes up to the castle and beyond.

Having a "late" lunch at a sushi restaurant

Having a “late” lunch at a sushi restaurant


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Quebec City – Day 25 — 4 Comments

  1. Thank you for taking some photos of the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac… I love that place as well as the city over which it looks… Trying to think of a way to say the name of the “cable car” that you had mentioned; so, for your diary, it’s called the Old Quebec Funicular… the first time that I was faced with using it to go up, I said ‘no way’, and walked around… my old irregular beating heart protested to the extent that I HAD to use the funicular for my further travels… You’ll be there for another few days, but do not think for one moment that I am jealous… b/c I am… L0L… Must be pretty cool these few days, but it could be worse… Thanks for allowing us the pleasure of accompanying you… Smooth boating… Bill Jameson… 06-14-2013…

    • Thanks Bill for the note. Yesterday and today have been great weather and that really helps the whole experience too. The Quebec City locals call the tram “Funiculaire”. We took a long bicycle ride along the river today…it was marvelous. We brought two folding bikes with us on the boat. See pictures of them tonight or tomorrow (day 26).

      Bruno

    • Hi Fred. We are having a wonderful time both on our Pursuit boat as we enjoy the actual boating part of the trip plus we are thoroughly enjoying all the people and places as we travel this Down East Circle Route.

      Yes, our next portion of the trip will take us around the Gaspe Peninsula before we then go to P.E.I. and Nova Scotia before ending the trip along the Maine coast and then Boston.

      We will remain in Quebec City until Monday (June 17) when we will head east again on the St. Lawrence River. Our next ports of call will be Cap A L’aige and then on to Tadoussac where we will spend 2 days, going up the lovely Saguenay Fjord. Hope you will have a great summer of boating also.

      iboats’ Captain,

      Bruno

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