The spring and summer are the best times to plan your family travels and there are some exciting and wonderful places to visit in Canada. If you live in Canada or the United States, it is easy to organize a trip to this beautiful Northern area.
Here are 6 of the best places to visit in Quebéc City, part of the La Belle Province:
1. Musée de la Civilisation
This is a three-part center that covers all the different aspects of the human history, of the French in North America. The main building is in Basse-Ville, which is located near the Old Port. Moshe Safdie is the architect that designed this museum and many interested in architectural creations love to visit this particular site.
2. Place Royale
This is the birthplace of French Canada and the capital of Québec City. It also has the distinction of being designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is a historical site because it is the actual foundation where Samel de Chaplain began his fur trading post. Place Royal boasts the largest collection of surviving 17th– and 18th-century buildings in North America.
3. Montmorency Falls
This is the highest falls in the province and only a 12 kilometers drive outside of Quebec City. It is larger than Niagara Falls and an exciting day trip for the entire family. The suspension bridge crossing is a must for every visitor. Be sure to stop in the center to make the most amazing photos looking straight down over the rushing water.
4. Canadian Museum of History
Located in Hull, the Canadian Museum of History houses the largest collection of Canada’s Aboriginal person’s artifacts. One can view towering totem poles and Aboriginal Longhouses. This larger-than-life unique architectural marvel is located on the Ottawa River. Enjoy movies and informational documentaries on the 7-story IMAX screen. There is also a 6-story window that looks over the city’s Parliament buildings just across the river. It is also home to the Canadian Children’s Museum.
5. Grande Allée
Situated just outside the city walls is the Grand Allée, known as part of the spine of the city. This is a district near the Parliament and welcomes millions of tourists each year. There is a great number of restaurants, many with patio seating to enjoy the beautiful weather, as well as venues that feature local and national entertainment groups. The centerpiece of this area is the architectural wonders. There is a magnificent 19th-century structure that was once the home of the most upper class in this area.
6. Carnaval de Québec
This wonderful winter celebration is held during the last week of January and in the early days of February. The tradition dates back to 1894 and in 1955, welcomed an enormous mascot made of snow named Bonhomme. There is also a massive ice castle erected for the occasion and each day of the event, a different local graffiti artist is asked to decorate the structure. The festival features the International Snow Sculpting Contest as well as the Canadian National Snow Competition. Visitors can also enjoy snow swimming, dog-sledding races, dancing, skating, and parades.