CANADA in the WILD
Itinerary for September 17, 2016
Magical Quebec City
Itinerary for November 5, 2016
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November 5, 2016.
7:00 am Meet us at 90 University Private, Ottawa, K1N 6N5. This is a residence building on the University of Ottawa campus [See our map below]. The Ottawa Residences Building is right in front of a big parking lot where our bus will pick us up. Here you will have a chance to gather and get to know your fellow travellers before we set out.
7:30 am The bus departs at 7:30 am sharp. Don’t be late, we will not be able to wait for you and we do not want you to miss this awesome trip.
12:00 pm Arrive to Quebec City. We will be dropped of at the Delta Hotel. The address is: 690 Boul René Lévesque Est. Quebec City. G1R 5A8. You have about 3 hours to have lunch and get ready to explore the city!
Group challenges begin at this time!
Check our "Places of Interest in Quebec City" section below to familiarize yourself with the city and the many interesting places you can visit.
2:50 pm Meet at the Delta Hotel's lobby and get ready for an express check in.
3:20 pm Come back down to the lobby and meet our awesome local tour guides. At this point we will divide the group in two and start a great walking tour of the old city.
5:10 pm The tour will end at 10 Des Traversiers St. This is the address of the Ferry terminal. At this time you will be provided with tickets to board the Ferry. The boat leaves at 5.30 PM and you will be able to capture beautiful sunset views of Quebec City.
[OPTION 1] - Get off on the Levis side. There is a nice microbrewery 'Le Corsaire Microbrasserie' steps away from the terminal where you can enjoy locally brewed beer and Quebecois food. Return to Quebec City at your own pace.
[OPTION 2] - Get back on the boat and return to Quebec City.
Either way enjoy the rest of the night on your own.
Did we mention that the hotel has a great outdoor heated swimming pool? Don't miss this opportunity to laugh at the cold weather and go for a swim at night!
Do you want to party? Rue Grande Allée is the place to go! Grande Allée is renowned for its hopping nightlife. DJs, dance floors, romantic patios, bars with traditional music or live singers performing—it has everything you need to enjoy a memorable evening.
November 6, 2016
9:40 am We will meet at the lobby of our hotel and go to the nearby Observatoire de la Capitale. We have scheduled a guided visit. Not only will you get beautiful views but also learn about this city and its history.
11:00 am At the end of the visit we'll go back to the hotel and check out. You have 2 hours to explore the city on your own before we board the bus and go to the Montmorency Falls.
1:00 pm Board the bus and depart Quebec City. After 20 min approximately we will arrive to the Falls. You have 2 hours to explore the falls.
3:00 pm Meet us at the same spot where you were dropped off and start boarding the bus.
3:15 pm We'll say good bye to Quebec City and depart for Ottawa
8:30 pm Arrive to 90 University, at the University of Ottawa
What To Bring: Your camera, water bottles, good walking shoes, warm clothes (bring sweaters, jacket, scarf, gloves, hat...), bathing suits (our hotel has an amazing outdoor heated pool), earphones for the bus ride, your adventurous spirit and extra money for food and souvenirs!
Places of Interest in Quebec City
This is a map of downtown Quebec City. Our drop-off and pick-up zone (The Delta Hotel) has been already marked for you.
Quartier de Petit Champlain
Petit Champlain is a neighbourhood in Quebec City. It is located in the district of Vieux-Québec near Place Royale. Its main street is the Rue du Petit-Champlain at the foot of Cap Diamant. It is the oldest commercial district in North America.
Ferry Cruise on the St Lawrence
This Ferry Cruise offers spectacular views of Old Quebec City, Cap-Diamant, the Château Frontenac and Dufferin Terrace from the water. At night, the reflections in the water’s surface of the buildings lighting up the skyline add a romantic touch to the crossing.
Terrasse Dufferin and Chateau Frontenac
Have you ever wondered what is the most photographed hotel in the WORLD?! You will be able to see it with your own eyes. Chateau Frontenac is a grand, castlelike hotel overlooking the St. Lawrence River. It is surrounded by the beautiful Terrasse Dufferin where you can admire the St Lawrence river and the lower part of town.
Place Royale is must see charming plaza in the heart of old Quebec City. It is like stepping back in time and visiting old Europe.
The Montmorency Falls (French: Chutes Montmorency) is a large waterfall on the Montmorency River in Quebec.
The falls, at 84 metres (276 ft) high and 46 metres (151 ft) wide, are the highest in the province of Quebec. They are 30 metres (98 ft) higher than Niagara Falls. The basin at the foot of the falls is 17 metres (56 ft) deep. The falls were given this name in 1613 by Samuel de Champlain. He named them in honour of Henri II, duc de Montmorency, who served as viceroy of New France from 1620 until 1625.
Basilique Cathedrale Notre Dame de Quebec
The Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec ("Our Lady of Quebec City"), located at 16, rue de Buade, is the primatial church of Canada and the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quebec, the oldest in the Americas, north of the Spanish colonies in Florida and New Mexico
Located on this site since 1647, the cathedral has twice been destroyed by fire throughout the centuries.
Observatoire de la Capital
Observatoire de la Capitale is Québec City’s highest lookout point. It offers visitors breathtaking panoramas from 221 m above sea level in the heart of the city center. Come take in 400 years of Québec City history in a single glance
Aquarium du Québec is a public aquarium located in the former city of Sainte-Foy in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The 16-hectare facility is home to more than 10,000 animals representing more than 300 species.
Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec
The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is a museum in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada gathering approximately 25,000 works essentially produced in Quebec, or by Quebec artists, some of which date from the 18th century
La Citadelle, is an active military installation and official residence of both the Canadian monarch and the Governor General of Canada. The citadel is the oldest military building in Canada, and forms part of the fortifications of Quebec City, which is one of only two cities in North America still surrounded by fortifications, the other being Campeche, Mexico.
The Citadelle is a National Historic Site of Canada and forms part of the Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site of Canada. The fortress is located within the Historic District of Old Québec, which was designated a World Heritage Site in 1985. The site receives some 200,000 visitors annually.
Hotel du Parlement (Parliament Buildings)
The Parliament Building (French: Hôtel du Parlement) is an eight-floor building in Quebec City and home to the Parliament of Quebec, composed of the Lieutenant-Governor and the National Assembly. The building was designed by architect Eugène-Étienne Taché and was built from 1877 to 1886. With the frontal tower, the building stands at 52 metres or 171 feet in height