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)
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.
Get off the track of the Red Bull Crashed Ice with Claudio Leggieri!
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.
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.
St. Louis gate
St. Louis gate was built in 1693. It is located on St. Louis Street and overlooks the west, towards the Heights of Abraham. It is replaced by another, more to the west in 1745. It was demolished and rebuilt in its present form in 1878.
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
Source : Tourism Region Beauce-Appalaches
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.
The Ice Hotel is a sculpture in itself. One of my great pleasures is to move around with my 360° gear to capture the annual highlights.