Quirky in Quebec

Quebec is the largest province in Canada by area and is known for its French-speaking population and Carnaval de Québec, which is perhaps its most popular tourist attraction. However, there is much more to Quebec than meets the eye.

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If you are planning a trip to Quebec, and you would like to explore the province’s more unusual side, first check out https://official-canada-eta.com to ensure that you are able to get into the country without any mishaps, and then read this list of cool and quirky things to do in Quebec to give you some inspiration:

Château Frontenac

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Château Frontenac is a wonderful example of Canadian gothic and the most photographed hotels on the planet. The imposing building was built towards the end of the 19th Century as a luxury resort for the well to do. It’s luxurious Victorian architecture has ensured that it dominates Quebec City and has earned it a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the most photographed hotel.

With more than 600 rooms, several restaurants and all mod-cons, the hotel is the perfect place to stay if you want to relax in spectacular surroundings with attractive views of Quebec City. You can join the rest of the world by taking some great photos of the pretty building, too. It looks particularly good in the fall, when the leaves are falling and the sky is most atmospheric, but you can get great pictures of the place any time of year.

Hôtel de Glace

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If a stunning, world record holding Victorian hotel just isn’t quirky enough for you, you might want to book your visit to the province to coincide with the four months that the Hôtel de Glace is in residence. Made out of 500,000 tons of ice and 15,000 tons of snow, this impressive ice hotel boasts 85 rooms, an art gallery, and a nightclub, as well as a chapel where you can marry your beau.

What makes this hotel so impressive is that everything from the building to the furniture is made completely from ice and snow, but don’t worry – you’ll be supplied with extremely warm blankets, furs and arctic sleeping bags to keep the cold out. You can even take a hot tub to relax and stay warm during your stay.

Wolfe’s Cove Tunnel

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Wolfe’s Cove Tunnel is a railway tunnel located 330 feet below Quebec City. The tunnel stretches 1800 feet underneath the Plains of Abraham and Belvedere Avenue and was originally constructed to act as pickup for the Empress ship, which traveled trans-Atlantic ally in the 30’s. Today, you can gain access to Wolfe’s Cove Tunnel by foot, upon which you can explore Quebec’s underground, but be careful because there are 3-4 trains running through the tunnel each week.

Musee du Fort

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The Musee du Fort (http://www.museedufort.com/en/) is a unique museum which brings to life the French resistance between the French and British, over Quebec, to life with a stunning light and sound show. If you want to learn about your travel destination in style, this is the place to go. You’ll be enthralled by the Battle of the Plains and Benedict Arnold’s long march to the province, amongst other tales of the resistance, and you’ll be able to take pictures of the 400-square foot model of the city as it was in 1750.

Have you been to Quebec? What are your quirky recommendations for fellow travelers?


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81 thoughts on “Quirky in Quebec

      1. Coyote from Orion

        Canadian winter I mean. Would be some interesting places. I stopped on a plane at Anchorage airport in Alaska once. Otherwise I have only been to the southwest on the North American continent. Our winter here is mild compared to yours. I have never even really seen snow properly

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  1. I love Canada, a great land where you can be enjoying all activities in a vast land and Quebec ‘s top. Unfortunately I don’t speak french but Quebec & Montreal are places what you’re visiting they remain in your heart everlasting

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  2. Many family members live between Thurso and Montreal. Everyone I know, who visited Quebec, loved the food, history and culture. Canadians from the west will experience an eye opener with plenty of night clubs and more food. Montreal is a truly cosmopolitan city. Visit the “old quarters” in Quebec City to feel this country’s history.

    There may be a bit of bias in my comment due to my ancestor’s arrival here with Jacques Cartier. That said Montreal is romantically magnificent.

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