Atyla at RDV2017 – Québec City

Tall ship Atyla is a two-masted wooden schooner handmade in Spain between 1980 and 1984. She was designed by Esteban Vicente Jimenez to look like the Spanish vessels from the 1800s and built with the intention of circumnavigating the earth following the Magellan–Elcano route and then become a training ship.[2] Although she never did that trip and instead sailed around Spain for almost her 30 years, in 2013 Esteban’s nephew became her new skipper and decided to finally dedicate her to international sail training for both professionals and amateurs.

Source: Wikipedia

The Bluenose Visit Québec during RDV2017

The Bluenose
Bluenose was a fishing and racing schooner built in 1921 in Nova Scotia, Canada. A celebrated racing ship and fishing vessel, Bluenose under the command of Angus Walters became a provincial icon for Nova Scotia and an important Canadian symbol in the 1930s, serving as a working vessel until she was wrecked in 1946. Nicknamed the “Queen of the North Atlantic,” she was later commemorated by a replica, Bluenose II, built in 1963. The name Bluenose originated as a nickname for Nova Scotians from as early as the late 18th century.

Source: Wikipedia

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)

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.