My Travel Tips for Winter Travel in Quebec City
1. Dress appropriately because walking around is a must. It’s cold, it’s beautiful, and you want to enjoy it so bring warm clothes and comfortable shoes.
3. Check out the tours that take you outside of the old city. Here’s what I did – Old Quebec Tour
4. Tour the parliament. It’s beautiful inside, very informative and FREE! Get there as soon as they open to check in and schedule a time. They offer tours in English and French. Just don’t forget your ID.
5. One of my absolute favorite things to do in just about any place I visit is checking out the local bookstores or libraries. A few (possibly more) gorgeous unassuming French bookstores are outside the old city walls in the less “touristy” part of Quebec City. In one bookstore I found a section of English literature translated to French so I picked up an old copy of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. A great memento to bring home or gift.
6. Canada also means poutine! An already delicious dish, add smoked meat and it’s calorie heaven. Yummy! I found that just about any restaurant serving poutine offered smoked meats. Try it then go for a long walk to burn off those amazing calories.
7. For a bit of an upscale unique experience get drinks and a small bite to eat at 1608 Bar in the historic Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. The wait may seem a bit off-putting but its worth it. The price reflects the atmosphere of the bar as well as the care and quality of the food and drinks. It’s certainly worth every penny.
8. One of the most beautiful and enlightening experiences can be found at the Musée de la Civilisation. Check out the First Nations and Inuit in the 21st Century exhibit and learn about the 11 first nations of Quebec. Hear them tell their story and be immersed in an educational experience. The museum as a whole is wonderfully enjoyable.