Inside the City Walls: Exploring Old Quebec

Recently I had the opportunity to visit Quebec City, the capital city of the province of Quebec. Located along the St. Lawrence River, Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America. The ramparts surrounding Old Quebec are the only fortified city walls remaining in Canada and the United States, and were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. The city’s most famous landmark is the Chateau Frontenac, which was our home base.

While I was there for work, I did take some time to walk around Old Quebec and experience the French culture. I also visited Maple Delights where I learned more about the maple industry in Quebec, sampled some tasty maple products and of course purchased some delicious maple syrup.

Here are some photos from inside the city walls.

Le Château Frontenac
Le Château Frontenac – said to be one of the most photographed hotels in the world.
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Le Château Frontenac was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1980.
The view from my room in Chateau Frontenac.
The view from my room in Chateau Frontenac. St. Lawrence River in the distance.
Quebec City's Funiculaire.
One of the entrances to Quebec City’s Funiculaire, a cliff railway system connecting the Upper Town to the Lower Town.

To learn more visit this website.

A large historic building in Old Quebec.
A large historic building in Old Quebec.
A narrow street in Old Quebec. There were many narrow cobblestone streets.
A narrow street in Old Quebec. There were many narrow cobblestone streets.
I thought this tall, narrow building on a street corner looked interesting.
I thought this tall, narrow building on a street corner looked interesting.
And here I am exploring Old Quebec with the St. Lawrence River in the background. It was a chilly fall day.
Here I am exploring Old Quebec. This is on the Terrasse Dufferin with the St. Lawrence River in the background.
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