Cavalier-du-moulin Park

The Cavalier-du-moulin Park

In 1663, Simon Denys of La Trinité built a mill on a rocky mound called Mount Carmel, on the site of the present Cavalier-du-Moulin park. In 1693, this mill is integrated into a defensive work called Cavalier. By bringing the line of fortifications back to the west in 1755, the rider lost his mill and strategic value at the same time.

A unique look over the Vieux-Québec
Source: City of Québec

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)

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

2016 Ski Tour Canada

Back inside the historic walls of Old Quebec, the site of 2 immensely successful sprint events in 2012, athletes are back for a race course in the heart the National Capital with the start and finish lines on the Plaines of Abraham and a stretch that takes in Québec’s Parliament Building, Fontaine de Tourny, and Porte Saint-Louis.

Thanks to the Commission de la capitale nationnale du Québec to welcome us.