Grab your passport, we’re heading to Québec! If you’re ever headed to Québec, then get ready to experience a little bit of Europe while still being in North America. Québec, Canada is a predominately French speaking province…even the Starbucks menu was in French! Keep reading to find out the 5 reasons why Québec should be added to your bucket list!
Before booking my trip to Québec I had never heard of this part of Canada…so I had absolutely no idea what to expect upon arrival. I was joining my boyfriend and his family, so the only prior planning I did was booking the flight. Boy was I BLOWN away when I stepped off the plane and finally arrived at the Frontenac! All I heard around me was French and the architecture made it seem like I was in Europe. For a second I thought I had gotten on the wrong plane and actually landed in Europe!
If you’re one for staying in luxury hotels on your trips then the Fronetnac is definitely the place for you! Rooftop pools, beautiful views out every window, and cozy modern rooms are just a few of the things the Frontenac has to offer! The Château is centrally located and just a short walk from all major attractions– the St. Laurence River, Plains of Abraham, Old Québec City, etc. When you find your way to Québec make sure you’re staying here, you won’t regret it!
These cute buildings and restaurants are located just a short walk away from the Frontenac. The streets are filled with horse drawn carriages and beautiful scenic architecture. These charming and safe streets are perfect for wandering and discovering new places to grab crepes or macaroons! As you can see I was in Québec during the summer, but can you image these building dressed in snow during the winter! It’s seriously a place taken straight from a fairytale.
3.) The Food
The official Québec diet consists strictly of crepes, croissants, and poutine! While they have many delicious foods, these two are the staple of Québec cuisine. Outside of the Frontenac, in the center of the local market, is a food truck that strictly serves crepes. On the first day of arrival I stopped at the food truck and tried my very first crepe! Let’s just say after that I became a regular every morning.
4.) Montmorency Falls
Montmorency Falls stands at 272 feet heigh, which is about 99 feet taller than Niagra Falls! Upon arrival you have the choice up paying for a cable ride up to the top of the falls and then back down. I was a part of a private tour so the cable car ride was included, however, my adventurous (stubborn) self didn’t want to take the cable car back down, so I took the stairs down. This was the best decision because you truly get to experience the falls from every angle! You’ll most likely be out of breath while taking the stairs, but I promise the views are worth it!
5.) Île d’Orléans
Île d’Orléans is a little island filled with spectacular beauty at every turn. We rented a car and spent the entire day on the island with our private tour guide. We were taken to beautiful churches, ice cream shops, restaurants, and so much more. If heaven was a place on Earth it would look just like Île d’Orléans.
These are just some of the many reasons why Québec should be added to your bucket list! Don’t hesitate to let me know if you would like more information or suggestions on places to see here. Also, let me know what you thought of this in the comments below!