Quaint Quebec getaway

There’s something so charming about French Canada. A mere 8 hour drive from bustling Toronto (short, by North American standards) and you’re immersed in a culture worlds apart.

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If you don’t fancy spending hours traversing Eastern Canada’s uninspiring, flat highways, Quebec City is under two hours flight away from Ontario’s capital.

And it’s the perfect place for a charming weekend getaway.

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Here are some photo highlights from a recent trip there:

Old Quebec City

The old city not only holds pride of place on the UN’s World Heritage List, but it’s also the only walled town in North America.

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Oh, and it’s probably the most pretty, European-esque town there too.

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The church spires, cutesy shops and cobbled streets all take you back in time. A time where life is deliciously unhurried….

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Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church

A culinary highlight was Restaurant 1640. The only thing better than the tasty, good-value set lunch menu, was eating it in the gorgeous sun.

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Terrasse Dufferin

The 425m-long boardwalk, overlooking the St. Lawrence river, makes for a gorgeous stroll.

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It’s packed with people busking, browsing and simply enjoying the sunny views.

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Despite tourists in their hordes, the boardwalk is surprisingly peaceful.

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And the picturesque nature of it goes without saying.

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A must-see is the famous, gorgeous, Chateau Frontenac, which dominates the skyline. It’s little wonder it’s been named the most photographed hotel in the world!

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Montmorency Falls

Having taken recent trips to both Kuangsi Falls (Laos) and Niagara Falls, it felt only right to see Quebec’s offering.

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Montmorency Falls is a 20 minute drive from the Old Town, and well worth the effort.

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At 83m it’s actually higher than Niagara, and its beauty can be viewed from a suspension bridge and multiple lookout points.

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Stunning stuff.

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Hope you’ve enjoyed the photos!

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