Eat, drink, and eat some more in La Belle Province.
When you’re in Montréal, you eat.
Pâtisseries, fromageries, and boulangeries are everywhere. For full-course meals, one need only make their way to Rue Notre Dame Ouest, where hunger meets its end in restaurants like Joe Beef. Named one of the 100 best places to eat in the world, it serves up “old train menu” fare to thrift shop tables in its back alley garden. Montreal’s—the largest in North America—supplies the downtown eateries with farm-to-table ingredients and overflows with regional delicacies, including the patented Quebec-only Charlevoix lamb. Try a Montreal smoked meat sandwich in a microbrewery, or poutine in a pub. There’s even a thriving bagel culture, where line up before dawn for hand-rolled varieties baked in wood stoves. As you digest, walk the narrow, tree-lined streets and take in the old/new mix of architecture. The Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal stands out among Gothic Revival-style buildings, its unusual stained glass depicting not biblical scenes but the religious beginnings of Montreal. You can’t help but feel the hip sophistication that twines through the many boroughs, growing Montreal’s rich, creative culture. And we can’t wait to put you in the middle of it.
One of the most beautiful cities in North America, the history of Quebec City is tumultuous. It is the spot where, in 1759, the British scaled 100m cliffs to take the city on the Plains of Abraham. Today, Quebec City is a designated World Heritage site, home to the world-famous Carnaval de Quebec.
Visit the iconic Chateau Frontenac, overlooking the Saint Lawrence River. Built by the Canadian Pacific Railroad in 1894, it sits atop one of the most scenic areas in the city, the Quartier Petit-Champlain. Here, narrow streets and squat boutiques are reserved for foot-traffic only. Beyond the city walls, the Grand Allée’s patios, 19th-century buildings, entertainment venues, and Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec draw crowds. Farther still, the Canyon Sainte-Anne is a go-to destination for adrenaline seekers with its 1.2 billion-year-old cliffs, suspension bridges, and hiking trails. Quebec City fills your soul with old charm, exquisite dining, and breathtaking landscapes.
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