Lower Town

29 Months

November 1st, 2019: The last time tourists stepped off a cruise ship to visit the cobbled, historic streets of the Vieille Capitale. Fast-forward 29 months. Fast-forward through the appearance of a new and unpredictable virus, and its many variants. Through months of social distancing and confinement. Through the fits and starts of repeated attempts to

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Art for Art’s Sake

The Lower Town of Old Québec, as compact as it is, has a surprising diversity of neighborhoods – neighborhoods that overlap and complement one another. It is the oldest part of town, containing architectural vestiges of the first European traders to settle here. It is a bustling port, with the deep St. Lawrence nearby, constantly

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Here we go again!

In 1995, Québec City’s National Hockey League team, the Nordiques, was sold to new investors and moved to Denver, where they became the Colorado Avalanche. To add insult to injury, the team won the Stanley Cup the year after they left Québec City. It was a dagger to the heart of Québec City hockey fans.

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Feuilles rouges

When the leaves are at their peak in the first days of October, Québec City tour guides head toward the water. There, parked along the wharves of the Lower Town, are the cruise ships that converge on the St. Lawrence River Valley to give their clients a front-row seat for the autumn show. Boatloads of

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