On October 25th, at 6:00 in the morning, Robyn and I set off for Quebec City. As you’ll see, we began our day in the fog, which lifted only to reveal rain. It seems that rain was the theme of our short trip, but that’s alright, we managed. We got into Quebec City at around 3:00 and checked in at our hotel. We stayed at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, the big castle which dominates the city’s skyline. We had heard that the hotel is the nicest hotel in Canada, though I’m not sold on that idea. The lobby was quite nice, in fact they had already decorated for Christmas, so there were trees and wreaths everywhere. But our room was pretty average, with a King sized bed and a fairly small bathroom. There was a charge for Internet and T.V. usage, so we stayed away from those. The best part of the hotel is its location. Centred in the heart of the old town, the hotel is within walking distance of everywhere we wanted to go.
On our first evening we went on a Ghost Walk. We made our way to the meeting place early just in case, and found we had about 15 minutes to kill. During those 15 minutes we went and bought toques from the only store that was open and we’re glad we did. The rain started not long after the tour began, and our umbrella turned inside out from the wind a few minutes after that. So needless to say, we got soaked, but I’m sure glad we had the toques. Oddly enough, this is the second trip in a row where we had to buy toques. The last time was at the Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve during our June trip to Newfoundland. I guess we’ll have to pack smarter next time.
We went to a number of little local restaurants and had decent food, nothing spectacular, but good enough for me. I brought my camera along pretty much everywhere we went as you’d expect. I quite liked taking pictures of the Chateau Frontenac, it was there no matter where we went. It was lit up well which was great for night photos. So here are some photos from our short trip to Quebec City.
www.DustinHallPhotography.caI can’t believe how early some people leave home for work.Going through Montreal, I liked how crazy my GPS looked.A Chandalier hanging at our hotel.We got our room keys, just waiting for our room to be ready.The view from one of our room windows.Out by the water during our Ghost walk. The umbrella failed about a minute later.This is some crazy Pumpkin docoration.One of the old cannons.Us and our brand new toques.A squirrel makes his way over the wall.The Funiculaire, the car up to the Chateau Frontenac, it saves a whole bunch of stairs.More crazy pumpkins.The chef looks out right at me as I took this picture.The guy actually used this, I thought it was just for show.A couple heads into a restaurant.This is one of my favourites.Another view from our hotel roomAt least sitting in traffic in Toronto looked pretty.