While waiting for the tall ships

A nice view of the port, waiting for the tall ships.

I create my first panorama from this nice terrace, well…  years ago. It’s one of my favorite spot no matter the season. In a few weeks, the port will be invaded by tall ships.

To mark the 400th anniversary of Quebec historian Marcel Trudel says without Pierre-Dugua-de-Mons, the founding of the city would have been impossible.

FIS – 2017 Cross Country World Cup Final

Another Promising Event in Quebec City

On December 22, 2016, the Fédération International de Ski  officially announces that the final of the World Cup of cross-country skiing to be held initially in Tyumen in Russia will be held in Quebec City. In less than two months, the Gestev team has done an amazing job. As usual, the people of Quebec City quickly responded to the call for volunteers. Everything had to be done, from waxing rooms, to the communication infrastructure, to the athletes’ village. The people of Gestev who have an extensive experience in the field of winter sports activities, along with all the volunteers and Sponsors, are delivering an exceptional event.

The event will take place on the Plains of Abraham, where cross-country skier Alex Harvey, the world champion, will be the star of the event in his home town.

The snow conditions are extraordinary since it has fallen for 2 days, more than 50 cm of new snow. Competitors from all over the world were so happy to be able to ski on “real” snow.

Welcome to the 2017 Best Winter Wonderland (USA Today)

Best Winter Destination in North America 2016 – USA Today

Want to get away from home for the holidays?
Dreaming of a white Christmas?

Have a look why Quebec City was voted the best destination in North America by readers of USA Today. Québec turns into a winter wonderland during the colder months, making it the perfect destination for a snowy vacation getaway.

Old Quebec reproduced with 4.9 billion pixels

The best view of Quebec is from Levis. This very high definition panorama has been created with 320 different photos. The final image has 4.5 billion pixels. Zoom into the image and observe the fine detail of the Chateau Frontenac, the shore of the St. Lawrence River any building from this beautiful area of Quebec.

High definition of the Québec bridge

Québec Bridge

This image of the Quebec Bridge was photographed at 800mm. This image was made from 120 pictures of 36 megapixels. These 1.5 billion pixels depict the state of this “wonder of the world” in 2016. Zoom into the image to reveal fine details.

The Quebec Bridge (Pont de Québec in French) is a road, rail and pedestrian bridge across the lower Saint Lawrence River to the west of Quebec City, and Lévis, Quebec, Canada. The project failed twice, at the cost of 88 lives, and took over 30 years to complete.

The Quebec Bridge is a riveted steel truss structure and is 987 m (3,239 ft) long, 29 m (94 ft) wide, and 104 m (340 ft) high. Cantilever arms 177 m (580 ft) long support a 195 m (640 ft) central structure, for a total span of 549 m (1800 ft), still the longest cantilever bridge span in the world. (It was the all-categories longest span in the world until the Ambassador Bridge was completed in 1929.) It is the easternmost (farthest downstream) complete crossing of the Saint Lawrence.

The Quebec Bridge was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1995.
Source: Wikipedia

Park of Chutes-de-la-Chaudière

Come and see the power of the water
Located in Lévis, at just a couple of minutes from Quebec City, the Chutes-de-la-Chaudière are a spectacular sight!

These 35 metre high falls are the last and most impressive jolt of the Chaudière River, flowing on 185 km all the way to the St. Lawrence River. Go for a ride on a bicycle or by foot in the developed trails and cross the 113 metre long suspension footbridge standing 23 metres over the river. Trails and lookout points enhance this exceptional site.

Activities – A bike ride on a 1.5 km bicycle path that is part of the Route verte and the Trans Canada Trail (Difficulty: intermediate to hard)

– Hiking on almost 4.5 km of developed trails lined with interpretation panels (Difficulty: easy to intermediate)

– Fishing (licence is mandatory, no sale on site)

– Playing area for kids

– PicnicAccess

Source : Tourism Region Beauce-Appalaches

El Galeón Andalucía in Quebec City

El Galeón Andalucía

El Galeón Andalucía (referred to as in Spain) is a 170 foot, 495 ton, authentic wooden replica of a galleon that was part of Spain’s West Indies fleet. With information about 16th century European sailing techniques and technology, as well as important Florida history exhibits, El Galeón will tell the 500 year story since the arrival of Juan Ponce de León on the eastern shore of Florida. St. Augustine has been named El Galeón’s home American port.

Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux

Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site of Canada

The Chateau St. Louis in Quebec City was the official residence of the French Governor of New France and later the British Governor of Quebec, the Governor-General of British North America, and the Lieutenant-Governor of Lower Canada.

The site was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2002.

It is the historic site that certainly worth a visit.

Source: Wikipedia

For additional information about this site, go the page of Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site of Canada.