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Come to Quebec to See Niagara Falls

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Quebec, a city in Canada needs no prologue. It is a French-speaking city and is the only walled city that lies to the north of Mexico. Québec City rests on Cape Diamond or Cap Diamant and it stands for a rich military history, extensive adventure and lots to explore.

The city also houses the largest French population outside France.

It is better known as an UNESCO World Heritage Treasure, which is encompassed by ravishing scenes. Quebec boasts of open-air expanses, scrumptious food where an array of global occasions awaits. Old Québec is minutes away from the town and is known for its natural set-up.

Where to stay when in Quebec
There are various options available when you are in Quebec. We have shortlisted some of them so that you can take your pick. Hotel Le Concorde Quebec starts at Rs 5573 per night, Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac charges Rs 10,571 for one night and boasts of a stunning swimming pool and a well-stocked bar. Some of the cheaper options available are Motel Olympic, Motel Chevalier, Motel Jann etc.

Places to visit in Quebec
The city offers several places that one can visit to get an idea about the mores of Quebec.

Lower Town
Do not go by the name please. The Lower Town that once had ramshackle buildings has now been turned into a hub of chic hotels, most sought after bars and restaurants. Art lovers can find many art galleries here and shoppers will find an exciting plethora of options to shop. Tourists can kick back on a terrasse with an ice rider after having explored the Place Royale. One can take a scenic stroll along the edge of St. Lawrence River. The nightlife at Old Port starts as dusk sets in and visitors can listen to some magical music by street musicians.

Outskirts of the Old City
If you want to take a closer look at the Quebec City then step outside the walls. You will spot many Bohemians shopping at the St-Jean-Baptiste quarter. This place houses some trendy shops. If you want to have a drink then head towards Grande-Allee and avenue Cartier Buzz as there are clubs and bars here. Drive down to Plains of Abraham and beyond that you can see the Sillery Coves.

Upper Town
History lovers, this is the place you would want to visit at least once. A lot of history is packed in here. There was nothing at Upper Town until Samuel de Champlain thought of constructing a fort. The 400-year-old fort has now turned into a major tourism hub with much to offer.

The city also offers some well-known tourist destinations in its periphery like the Niagara Falls, which is about 500 miles away.

Eating at Quebec
The city offers some gastronomic food tours to its visitors. There are some riveting restaurants that offer excellent food that will leave you longing for more. There are options like street vendors, cafes, star-rated restaurants and more. Take your pick!

Activities in Quebec
While in Quebec you will find much up your sleeves. The activities that you can indulge in here are biking, dog sledding, boating and fishing, whale watching, golf, ice-skating, hiking and jogging, rafting, skiing, snowmobiling, snow sliding, winter carnivals, water parks, and a lot more.

Best time to go to Quebec
The winters are chilly and windy but with the liveliness of the city during the Winter Carnival will not let you feel the chill. If you visit during spring then you can access some excellent maple goodies. Summers is the best season to visit Quebec as the city is abuzz with activities and you can enjoy the sunshine at city’s terraces and open courtyards.

(c) Anjali Singh Deswal

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