This was our final day in Quebec and on our big adventure north. We decided to stay in the city this day (Friday) and really enjoyed the festive feel of freshly fallen snow and had a wonderful time out and about all day!
We all slept in and got our start after a nice breakfast at our hotel. We stayed at the Hotel Royal William – this is outside the old city and maybe a 15 minute walk (uphill) to the walled city, but for the fabulous cost for two rooms for three nights, we couldn’t pass it up! The rooms were spacious, well kept and the included breakfast was adequate (cereal, pastries, yogurt parfaits, fresh fruit and cheese, coffee, tea and juice). I would absolutely stay there again with pleasure and we enjoyed the walking each day. Anyway – at the end of the day, it’s all downhill!
So, the snow – I mean, could it have been more gorgeous? Maybe if it would have been a tad warmer, but if you’re embracing winter, you WANT a winter wonderland and we got one!!
We strolled to the city and stopped at all the shops – my daughter loved poking around shops and her money always burns a hole in her pocket! We got some trinkets and moseyed up to Chateau Frontenac to toboggan again, then found our way to Chez Ashton – a chain of fast food restaurants that specializes in poutine. Thanks Marie-Andree, for the recommendation! We enjoyed the Quebec must-eat then scooted on our way again!
The afternoon saw more walking around and touring, including Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Quebec. We hit the lower city again, rode the Funicular UP (we got smarter as our visit went on) and HAD to toboggan one more time – and by this time, it was freezing rain so the operators had to spread salt and sand at the bottom of the run because people were sledding OVER the barrier!
Before we left the Lower City, we HAD to try this classic Quebec maple masterpiece. It was SO good! Check this out!
My friend, Marie-Andree – who happens to be from Quebec, asked her dad about some fondue recommendations and we got a great one! We had some amazing Fondue at La Tyrolienne and were so full we could hardly drive back to our hotel! Fondue = FUNdue!!!!
Our three night escape was the best ever!!! It went by so fast and we all had a great time! The drive home was long but we reminisced about the great experiences we had – our favorites were the Siberia Station Spa, tubing, the ice hotel, the toboggan ride and fondue! Thanks for taking this journey with us and we HIGHLY recommend Quebec City for families, couples and friends! In a few weeks I’ll share our next “experience” trip – hold on to your hats because we are going to Paris!!!
Check out a short video of our second toboggan run!