Q = Québec City, Canada

Did you really think I wasn’t going to bring up Québec, again?  I mean, really! There aren’t that many *Q* cities.

In 2015, we were back in Québec for my mother-in-law’s 80th birthday and the beautiful weather gave us the opportunity to play tourist for a weekend.

Q = Quebec City2

Québec is another one of my favourite cities and I never seem to get tired of visiting it … which is a good thing considering it’s my husband’s home town.

Q = Quebec 4

It’s old and has a European feel.

Q = Quebec City

…. but it’s Canada, which makes it home.

Q = Quebec City3

Chateau Frontenac

Q

About Joanne Sisco

Retired but not idle. Life is an adventure - I plan to continue to embrace it.
This entry was posted in A-Z Challenge - 2016, Family, Memories, photography, Random Stuff, Travel and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

92 Responses to Q = Québec City, Canada

  1. One of my favourites too.

    Like

  2. I’ve popped back to this post because I was reading Su Leslie’s post about ANZAC Day and that led me to go off and look up the details of my Great Uncle James who died in WW1. (No, I’d never done it before. And now Dad is gone and I can’t talk to him about it. Why do we always do that? 😦 ) I knew he’d served with the Canadian Infantry but it turns out he was with the Quebec Regiment. How about that?

    Like

  3. I’ve never been to Canada, but if I ever go there, I know about a couple of bloggers to visit. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Heyjude says:

    Québec looks delightful, very old European and lovely coloured fountains!

    Like

  5. Mrs. P says:

    Another city I must visit since my first husbands family all came from there before immigrating to New Hampshire.

    Like

  6. RuthsArc says:

    Thanks for sharing this delightful city. So many places to visit so little time and money 😦

    Like

  7. Sue Slaght says:

    I adore Quebec City. Like being in Europe at a fraction of the cost. Lovely final image of the Frontenac at night Joanne.

    Like

  8. Chez Shea says:

    Over the past three years, we’ve had a few guests from Quebec. It sounds amazing. Your photos are gorgeous!

    Like

  9. Ally Bean says:

    I visited Québec as a girl, but have never been back. It’s on my list and your photos have prompted me to move it farther up the list, near the top!

    Liked by 1 person

    • joannesisco says:

      It would be interesting to compare your impressions of the city as an adult compared to a child.
      Certainly children don’t have to worry about the challenges of driving in a strange city, parking, and accommodations.
      I have to say that parking stresses me out more than anything!

      Like

  10. Dream post! Québec is one place I would love to visit on my dream trip to Canada. Thank you for sharing the great pictures.

    Like

    • joannesisco says:

      Thank you so much for visiting!
      I tend to forget that as much as we Canadians dream about a vacation in Europe, there are those who dream about a vacation in Canada 🙂

      Like

  11. Mara Eastern says:

    A lovely post and lovely photos! It doesn’t look too European for my taste – and it’s a city I’d like to visit. Or anything in Canada, for the matter. I have a soft spot for Canada…

    Like

  12. Peta Kaplan says:

    Pretty city. I’ve been to Mobtreal but not Quebec. Probably winter is not the optimal time to visit!

    Like

  13. Lovely photos, Joanne. Beautiful architecture. I can definitely see the European influence 🙂

    Like

  14. I am very much looking forward to visiting Quebec later this year! I will brush up on my really awful French, but will probably mostly use hand gestures so I don’t completely embarrass myself.

    Like

  15. bikerchick57 says:

    Gorgeous city! My brother, the world traveler, has gone to the winter carnival in Quebec a few times. He goes there to ski and who-knows-what-else with friends.

    Like

  16. Yes, you’d be hard pressed to find another ‘Q’ city…much less one that you visited! Great pics!

    Like

  17. Kathe W. says:

    my sweetie raves about Quebec- now it is imperative that we go visit! Cheers!

    Like

  18. Another one on my list, Joanne….you make them all look so enticing! You know, I’m thinking you should really do some advertising for these places, your pix are fab! I’m sure word would get out and you’d be paid to travel! Yep, just one of my little ideas…..

    Like

  19. Lynn says:

    Quebec City is such a fantastic city to visit. The whole of Quebec as a province is so beautiful. I think what I love most about Quebec is regardless of what time of year you visit, those who live there embrace the outdoors & enjoy all that the weather offers!

    Like

  20. Rebekah M says:

    Nice to see those night shots … beautiful!

    Well … I lived there for five years. This last summer, I went back after seven years.

    Like

    • joannesisco says:

      I don’t attempt night shots nearly often enough and of course I never have a tripod with me when I do, so I’m always delighted when I get something that’s reasonably good 🙂

      Like

      • Rebekah M says:

        That’s the problem, always, with night shots — we don’t drag the tripod along. When I was in Stockholm 2011, a friend and I were out walking a whole night, and HOW I wished I’d had my three-legged-friend with me!

        Like

        • joannesisco says:

          I think I need to seriously consider investing in a good, easily portable tripod. The one we have is very old, one side is now a bit wonky, and so I rarely think to use it.

          Like

          • Rebekah M says:

            Good idea, since you travel so much. I have a great, sturdy tripod (Manfrotto), but I wouldn’t like to travel with it. I’ve never looked into it, if there are good, portable ones that can hold the weight of this camera … but I’m pretty sure there are.

            Liked by 1 person

  21. Quebec City is one of my favorite places to visit. The last time we went was during the winter for carnival! We stayed at the Chateau in a room overlooking the river. It was a fantastic trip. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

    Like

  22. Joe says:

    Quebec City looks more like an old European city Joanne and I would love to visit one day 🙂

    Like

  23. Dan Antion says:

    Beautiful photos – perfect use of ‘Q’

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Pingback: Quebec City – Another Destination On My List | Michele Kimbrough

  25. It looks beautiful. Is Quebec French-speaking? Or is English prevalent? I’ve always wanted to visit Quebec.

    Like

    • joannesisco says:

      Quebec is predominantly french speaking, however the vast majority of people working in the service industry will speak english.

      Many people who don’t speak any french are intimidated about venturing off into Quebec. Don’t be. My strategy when travelling has always been that when all else fails, a smile and sign language goes a long way 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  26. I’ve sadly, not been to Canada yet. I surely will get up there, no big ponds in between me and the Great White North. Just a bit of driving!

    Liked by 1 person

  27. badfish says:

    Very cool photos and interesting stuff on Quebec. I’m thinking of visiting Quebec this summer!!

    Like

  28. reocochran says:

    The city of Quebec is lovely but it was the 70’s when I visited, Joanne. Beautiful Chateau Frontenac!! Thank you. 🙂

    Like

    • joannesisco says:

      I hope you enjoyed your visit and have nice memories of it.
      The first time I was there was on a school trip in Grade 8 and I was completely smitten with the city.
      How interesting that years later I would marry a Quebecker and visit the city regularly 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • reocochran says:

        Joanne, I was circling round to see if I missed any comments back. I love that you now get to see Quebec and also like the way you used the Quebecker to denote your dear hubby. I am impressed that eighth graders get to go into such a beautiful place and I am sure this implanted your traveling bug’s seed, along with other childhood trips. . . 🙂

        Like

        • joannesisco says:

          It is a popular destination for Grade 8 school trips because there was a very famous historical battle on the Plains of Abraham in QC in 1759.
          This battle between the french and the english (eventually won by the english) was a pivotal part of Canadian history.

          Like

  29. [Warning: Obtuse joke ahead.] Come to Oz, we’ve got heaps of Qs. We’re an orderly people. Also we have cities and towns starting with Q. (Took Sue to one last month just down the road.) Heck, we’ve got a whole state.

    Canada and Europe in one place? I like the sound of that!

    Like

  30. Barbed Words says:

    Looks beautiful. I’ve been to Toronto and across to Vancouver, which was fabulous and I liked everyone I met, so Quebec can definitely go on the list!

    Like

  31. germac4 says:

    Yes, Quebec is definitely on my bucket list, it seems quite distinctive, and has character all of its own.

    Like

  32. Corina says:

    Lovely photos. A sneak peek to entice us.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s