New travel guide on the blog today! Bill and I thought spending half our trip in Montréal and half our trip in Québec City was the perfect way to see more of Canada! It’s only a three hour drive from Montréal to Quebec City and I promise the drive goes by so fast! Needless to say, we did A LOT while we were in both cities. Our AIRBNB was a 15 minute walk to Old Québec and once we got there we instantly fell in love with the city’s charm. We felt like we were transported into France! We loved being able to see the Christmas decor and twinkle lights that were down every walkway, and the views of the river were beyond breathtaking.
SO. Within the two days we were in Québec City, we did a lot of walking, went dog sledding and relaxed at a Nordic Spa to name a few activities. Check out my travel guide below on a few of my MUSTS in Québec city!
What we did
Walk around Old Québec: Countless restaurants, allies and shops to get lost in! Photo spots that will make you feel like you are in a fairy tale: Place Royale and Petit-Champlain.
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac: A Québec City staple for sure that you cannot miss! The old fashion hotel has vintage decor and a cute wine bar I highly recommend to rest and relax with some wine! From the outside it really looks like a magnificent castle that overlooks the river.
Dog Sledding: This was one of Bill and I’s favorite part of our whole trip and came highly recommended by my work bae Clarissa (check out her baking blog!!) Bill and I had too many laughs to count! The total cost for 2 for an hour was $180 and SO worth it! Don’t forget snow pants and wear 3+ layers! *Dog sledding was about a 30 minute drive from Québec City!
Hotel de Glacé: The Ice Hotel was beautiful and I consider it art in and of itself! You can actually stay in a room for the evening if you’d like, but we only did a tour during the afternoon. TIP: going during the week in the morning would have been best, as there would not have been as many people! *This was another 25 minute drive from dog sledding and 30 minutes back to Quebec City!
Toboggan Ride: This fun little activity came highly recommended from my gal Sassy Confetti (check out her Quebec City guide!)! We had to wait about 30 minutes but Bill and I were screaming like little kids we had so much fun! It was $3 a ticket!
Strom Spa: As a post Valentine’s Day gift to Bill, I treated us to a spa day that included hot and cold pools, a sauna, steam room, relaxation room and more. I think having the weather be so cold made it that much more magical. I purchased a package which provided access for 2 and 2 desserts for $100!
Where we ate and drank
Coffee at La Maison Smith: There are a couple locations in Old Quebec but definitely a hot spot for those visiting Quebec! The cafe has a super cute store front perfect for a few photos.
Drinks at Borgia: Tucked away on the steps of the most photogenic spots in Old Québec is a cozy bar that offers their own selection of beers (I don’t like beer and these were really good!) and Canadian Wine (a warm wine cocktail and so good!)
Pizza at Nina’s Pizza: Ever since we got back to Chicago I’ve asked Bill if he thinks Nina’s pizza delivers. Joking but very serious. Their dough recipe is addicting and they have every kind of pizza you can ever imagine. Oh and their spicy oil to put on your pizza was a total game changer.
Traveling to Montreal and Quebec City made me want to explore Canada even more and I know I will be back soon! Both cities were beautiful in the winter and I can’t imagine their beauty in the summer… I can’t wait to go back soon!