Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Week-end trip to Quebec city

We finally managed to go to the "French" part of the country all together!
I must say it was a longstanding dream, first I thought we would spend some time there during the Christmas period in order to see all the houses and windows dressed up... but as Canadians are Canadians and like to lighten up the entire winter with decorations, we even felt like Christmas end of February. Snow was still plenty around which made the winter trip perfect.
We took off from Toronto city center airport on Friday afternoon, getting into some delays due to gusty wind and snowfall. But we arrived safe and sound to Quebec city in the evening and had a great dinner with Tourte au Caribou and Paté au Saumon. Saturday was reserved for a Quebec city tour, we paid a visit to the Musee des Civilisations, had a ferry trip on the St. Laurence river and took some nightly strolls through the city. On Sunday we rented a car, as we wanted to discover the Ile d'Orleans with it's wineries and cidreries. After this tour, we headed to the Montmorency falls, visited the old Indian Reserve of Wendake and finally went into the mountains outside of Quebec for a nightly visit of the Hotel de Glace, one of the only tzo Ice hotels in the world. A truly great day of discoveries with a lots of interesting views and photo shots! Monday morning got us back to Toronto, this time in the brightest sunshine....
Here are some pictures...
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