Walking tour of Quebec City

The week after I got back from Europe I had serious adventure funk. It was Memorial Day weekend in the states so with three good days of freedom, we had a great excuse to drive up to Quebec City. I felt like I was on a different continent again, hearing and using French, eating incredible food, street art,

quebec_city_canadaand admiring extravagant architecture…I loved reoccurring style of the bright silver curved roofs, old stone structures, and spiral staircases around the city – among all of the fantastic sights!

old_quebec_Hôtel du Parlement du Québec, Ville de Québec, QC G1A 1A3, Canada

parliment_building_quebecA gorgeous fountain, vibrant garden, historical sculptures, and a marvelous building.

Plains of Abraham, 835 Avenue Wilfrid-Laurier, Ville de Québec, QC G1R 5H8, Canada

plains_of_abraham_quebecA plateau beside the Saint Lawrence River with major historical context, large fields for picnicking and festivals, a museum, paths for jogging and nature study. As you near the end of the park closest to the Promenade des Gouverneurs there is one serious set of stairs.

Escalier_du_Cap_Blanc_quebecThere are many staircases in the city that link Upper Town and Lower Town, Escalier du Cap-Blanc is the steepest boasting 398 stairs. It is a real physical workout. At the bottom there is a lovely waterfront park across the street

plains_of_abraham_quebec_cityand at the top there are great views.

plains_of_abraham_quebec_city_1Promenade des Gouverneurs, Dufferin Terrace, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4P5, Canada

Promenade_des_Gouverneurs_quebecA beautiful boardwalk linking Dufferin Terrace to the Plains of Abraham by 310 stairs.

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, 1 Rue des Carrières, Ville de Québec, QC G1R 4P5, Canada

chateau_Frontenac_quebecFrom the terrace you gather a great view of the fancy hotel, you can take breakneck stairs to visit many little souvenir shops.

Quebec City Ferry Terminal, 10 Rue des Traversiers, Ville de Québec, QC G1K 8L8, Canada

quebec_city_ferryIf you’re looking for a cool breeze and some exceptional views of the city, including the Chateau Frontenac, Lower Town, and the nearby mountains – a quick ferry will do the trick.

Fortifications of Quebec Artillery Park, 2 rue d’Auteuil, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada

Walk under the massive stone gates,

st_johns_gate_quebecAnd along the armored walls of the cities oldest barracks that were built by the French in the 18th century.

Fortifications_of_Quebec_The history is quite interesting and the views are breathtaking!

artillery_park_quebecRose Bouton, 387 Rue Saint-Jean, Ville de Québec, QC G1R 1N8, Canada

I didn’t have much time to do shopping in Quebec with such a busy schedule, but this store was too cute to pass up!

Rose_Bouton_quebec_1Baby clothes and accessories, plus some of the most unique local jewelry.
Rose_Bouton_quebecUnicorns, birds, and gnomes – I’m sold.

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