Walking on the Walls in Québec City

 

“Traveling’s not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like Breathing.” Gayle Foreman

After graduating college, I went on a road trip with my boyfriend through Canada. I loved our brief stay in Québec City and have always wanted to return. When Travel Classics Montreal offered a pre-conference trip to Québec City, I knew I would be going. Although my grandfather was born in Montreal, the conference would be my first visit to that city.

Auberge-Saint-Antoine in Quebec City by Lisa NiverWhere did we stay in Québec City?

For our visit, we stayed at the family owned museum boutique hotel, Auberge Saint Antoine which is located in the historic and charming lower town of Québec City.

VIDEO: Stay at Auberge Saint-Antoine in Québec City

Fairmont Chateau Frontenac is 125 years young and was built as one of the original grand railroad hotels by Canadian Pacific Hotels.

VIDEO: Join me in Québec City at Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

 

What did we see?

I loved walking on the ancient Wall of Québec City, which is a UNESCO and National Historic Site. The walls surround Upper Town of Old Québec and were built between 1608 and 1871 under both British and French regimes. Thank you to our fantastic guide,  Sharon Frenette and Québec Original.

VIDEOWander the walls in Québec City

During our day tour outside the city, we went to

*Albert Gilles Copper Art Studio: At the Copper Art Studio just after Montmorency Falls, you can discover the Museum Albert Gilles. We had a guided tour from copper ore to copper art and a «Repoussé» demonstration about the Art of Copper. I loved making my own copper art and learning about the art we would see at the Basilique de Ste -Anne de Beaupré. Make sure to see the exhibit of Christorama: The Life of Christ told in 50 silver panels. Do not miss Tea Time with their special canelé cake which is made in copper pans.

*Canyon Sainte-Anne and Air Canon: Would you fly over a waterfall in the Air Canyon? It is the first of its kind in Canada.

*Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré with the art of Mr. Gilles

*Lunch at Auberge Baker

*Montmorency Falls

*IIe d’Orleans

VIDEOWant to Explore Around Québec City?

Where did we eat?

​I loved the rooftop view from the ​Penthouse of Hotel 71, in Old Quebec City​. The building used to be ​the National Bank of Canada’s first head office in Quebec City. ​The penthouse kitchen is in the old vault! ​I loved the art in the lobby and Italian dinner at Il Matto​ Restaurant.

VIDEO:  Dinner at Hotel 71

I loved eating my breakfast and my special dinner at Auberge Saint Antoine’s signature restaurant, Chez Muffy!

My visit to Québec City was so enjoyable! I cannot wait to return. I might come back for Winter Carnival. Enjoy all 20 of my Canada videos here:

Lisa on the walls of Quebec City

 

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.5 million views. After three months on TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts, she had over 500,000 (1/2 million) views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers”

4 responses to “Walking on the Walls in Québec City

  1. Hi Lisa, I enjoy reading your travel story at Québec City, You are talented blogger that let us discover the beauty of nature and the historical value of Québec City with your great lines, also I like your life video that let us sharing your moments there,
    Thanks a lot you are really talented

  2. Hey Lisa,
    Quebec looks amazing. It somehow is like the Great Wall of China right? Your pictures are wow. I think I will go there soon definitely. I love traveling to discover amazing places, and Quebec is on my list^^ Thanks for your recommendation!

    1. Hello. I love walled cities. I enjoyed my visits to the Great Wall of China and Quebec City! Both are really fantastic places to visit. I hope you get to see BOTH!
      Lisa

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