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

After exploring 99 countries and sailing for seven years on the high seas, Lisa Niver is ready for more active adventures! Find her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.25 million views on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and YouTube. Her stories include Dutch designer villas for Luxury Magazine, interviewing Fabien Cousteau for Delta Sky, skiing with the blind for Sierra and WWII for Saturday Evening Post and Smithsonian. She is verified on both Twitter and Facebook and is the Adventure Correspondent for The Jet Set TV. Her latest projects are 50 new things before she is 50 and Facebook Live for USA Today 10best. She has run 13 Travel Writing Awards publishing nearly 2000 writers from 75 countries and this summer is the first We Said Go Travel Photo Competition. She was a winner in the 59th annual 2016 Southern California Journalism Awards for her print column in The Jewish Journal. She was invited to the United Nations as a Champions of Humanity ambassador, to the red carpet at the Oscars with United Airlines and to New Orleans with American Express and Starwood Hotels. She also contributes to USA Today, Wharton Business Magazine, the Jewish Journal and was a 2012 nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, a 2014 nominee for the Charles Bronfman Prize and a finalist in two categories for the 59th annual Southern California Journalism Awards.

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!

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