It is our last full day in Quebec. Still damp with on and off showers. We head off to visit the Musee de la Civilisation which is in the Lower Old Town and is the most popular museum in Quebec City. At present there is a temporary exhibit regarding the City of Rome. While it sounds interesting, our focus here is to learn about Canada by viewing several of the permanent exhibits. "People of Quebec....Then and Now", covers from the beginning of the fur trading colony to the movement for…Continue
Posted on November 8, 2011 at 8:50pm — 1 Comment
Museums.........Since the beginning of the week, local forecasters had predicted that the last two days we would have in Quebec would be rainy. They were correct! With that thought in mind we had saved our museum passes for the inclement weather. It was a short walk to the first museum and armed with umbrellas and our raincoats we headed down Rue St Jean.
Posted on October 30, 2011 at 8:52pm
Ile D' Orleans.......A bright sunny day and we have decided this would be a great day to visit Ile D' Orleans. Situated about 3 miles down river from Quebec, the island is 20 1/2 miles long and 4 1/2 miles at it's widest point. In 1970, the entire island was designated as a historical borough. Eighteen (18) of the three thousand six hundred (3,600) buildings on the island are designated historical monuments. It has retained it's culture and charm because until 1935, the only way one…Continue
Posted on October 24, 2011 at 8:25pm — 1 Comment
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency Today we are doing a group activity with our guide, Guy and the three other American couples we met on Sunday. We are going to Montmorency Falls, about seven miles NE of Quebec. We meet at the designated place and walk to the bus stop as we will be using the public transportation system to get there. The weatherman has warned that there may be showers "on and off" showers today. We bring our umbrellas just in case.
It was an interesting bus ride…Continue
Posted on October 12, 2011 at 4:02pm — 2 Comments
Another bright sunny morning and today we had planned to explore the Plains of Abraham , officially called Battlefields National Park. It was Canada's first urban park.
In order to get there ,this time we walked thru Porte St. Jean and found ourselves in Place D'Youville.
Porte St. Jean in the city…Continue
Posted on October 10, 2011 at 9:07am