Ontario is full of amazing and wonderful things to do. Whether you are visiting or live here full time, there are hundreds of activities for all sorts of travel types. These places are just hours away from Toronto, making them an ideal day trip.
In Montreal, the largest city in Quebec, the more eccentric, the better. Montreal thrives on its fresh creative scene, and it’s easy to see why people come here from all over the world.
The city sits on an island surrounded by the St. Lawrence and is still an economic centre in Canada.
The one thing I could not shut up about in Quebec City was the food. I don’t know what restaurant was my favourite because holy guacamole, they were all wonderful.
In truth, I did some research before I left for the historic city. I wanted to get an idea of where to eat in Quebec City. It’s what I do, I plan. But I ended up changing quite a few items on my itinerary, even the restaurants.
The great thing about travelling solo was I could eat wherever – I’m not picky – and eat when I wanted. Not hungry? Cool.
My feet hit the cobblestone street, a little sore from the day’s walk. I wasn’t really paying attention to where I was going, my eyes moving back and forth from the beautiful doors to the flower boxes hanging from windows to the gorgeous roofs of the historic buildings. I looked around and realized I made it to my destination, Place Royale, the embodiment of Old Quebec City.
Within its fortifications, Quebec City allows you to be immersed in the rich culture that still thrives over 400 years later. Je Me Souviens (I remember), the motto for the province and for the only Francophone military regiment in Canada, is a motto that is embraced by the residents of Quebec.
They remember their French heritage as well as the struggle and sacrifices made throughout the years.
Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, Vieux-Quebec (Old Quebec) is the only fortified city in North America north of Mexico whose walls still exist. It was named as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985. In Quebec City, you’ll stumble upon history that shaped Canada to the country it is today.
Recently, Travel+Leisure named Quebec City the best tourist destination in Canada. It is easy to see how the city, with its European feel and historical charm, beat out other top cities like Toronto and Vancouver.