04 Jun Libby Takes Us to Québec City
After a busy few weeks here at Magic Vacations, we are pleased to return with another installment of Through Libby’s Lens. This week Libby shows us the fabulous location of Québec City. Get in touch with your favorite MVP if you would like to plan a trip to see this destination yourself.
Have you ever wanted to visit a town that looks like it’s straight out of your favorite holiday movies? Have I got just the place for you!
In the fall of 2019, a friend of mine shared a tourism ad for winter in Québec City and I fell in love! I had to visit this winter wonderland. Less than a month later I was flying up there from New York City for a quick solo trip over the Thanksgiving break that I had miraculously not been scheduled to work. My travel day included a delicious lunch, featuring poutine, a Canadian specialty followed by an evening of relaxation in the hot and cold thermal pools at Strøm Spa Nordique.
The following day was spent exploring the Quebec Parliament Building and the Historic District of Old Québec. Founded by the French explorer Champlain in the early 17th century, it’s the only city in North America to have preserved its ramparts, bastions, gates and defensive works, which still surround the old city, earning it the distinction of being an UNESCO World Heritage Site. I had brunch at the famous Château Frontenac. One of Canada’s grand railway hotels, it was built by the Canadian Railway Company and opened in 1893, it still operates as a hotel today.
I also had the opportunity to visit the nearby Montmorency National Historic Site where I was able to walk the suspension bridge over the awesome Montmorency falls.
The falls are at the mouth of the Montmorency River where it drops over the cliff shore into the Saint Lawrence River. At a height of 272 feet tall, these falls are a full 99 feet higher than Niagara Falls. My evenings were spent exploring the old city and gazing in wonder at all the holiday lights, decorations and festivities.
If you love holiday cheer as much as I do, add Quebec City to your travel list ASAP!