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Experience The Best of Quebec

By Travel Savvy

Known for its European charm and spectacular scenery, Quebec is a must-see travel destination. The city's official tourist site, QuebecOriginal, wants to entice you further with their latest campaign film featuring avid travelers Glennis LaRoe and Kip Geddes. We were certainly inspired! Here is a list of our five favorite sites in Quebec.

Check out Glennis and Kip's trip, and more about Quebec's remarkable beauty, here!

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Granby Zoo

525 St-Hubert Street, Granby

Hours of operation found here.

One of the best family-friendly attractions in the city is Granby Zoo, where visitors of all ages will love discovering nearly 225 exotic species and 90 marine species in an adventure that pulls you along the continents of Africa, South America, Asia and Oceania.

The fun doesn’t stop there! This zoo also features an Amazonian inspired water park and a Johnny Test amusement park, named after the Johnny Test television series. The Granby Zoological Foundation works to fulfill its mission of providing entertainment balanced with promoting and encouraging education, research and conservation.

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Old Québec

You can’t travel to Quebec without making a stop at this UNESCO World Heritage Site! Alive with history and culture, Old Quebec --commonly referred to as "the Old City" by locals -- is a walkable walled city with a European feel. As the cradle of French civilization in North America, visitors are encouraged to explore sites such as the Château Frontenac, Rue Saint-Jean, Place Royale, Petit-Champlain, and much more!

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The Lighthouse Trail

Since Quebec sits on the Saint Lawrence River, maritime culture and lighthouses are part of its heritage. While there are over 40 lighthouses that line the coast, only 17 offer tourism services to the public. No matter, there are still an abundance of activities to partake in along The Lighthouse Trail as you travel from Rivière-du-Loup to Tadoussac stopping at accessible lighthouses along the way. For more details about the trail and maritime activities click the link above.

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Le Saint-Amour

48, Sainte-Ursule street, Old Quebec

Open Monday through Friday 11:30AM - 2:00PM and 6:00PM - 10:00PM; Saturday and Sunday 5:30PM - 10:00PM

Situated in historic Old Quebec, Le Saint-Amour is a true icon of French-influenced gastronomy in this city. Owner and renowned chef Jean-Luc Boulay has partaken in over fifty advanced training courses in Europe; his chefs have been extensively recognized for their dedication to being innovative, mastering creativity and using fresh ingredients and local products. Romantic without being stuffy, you might dine with celebrities here, as celebrities such as Sir Paul McCartney, Sting, Alicia Keys and many more have chosen this restaurant as their dining destination in Quebec!

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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

1380, Sherbrooke Street O, Montreal

Open Tuesday and Thursday through Sunday 10:00AM - 5:00PM; Wednesday 10:00AM - 9:00PM

Founded in 1860 by Montreal collectors and patrons, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts houses more than 41,000 works including paintings, sculptures, graphic works, photographs and decorative arts. The museum is separated by category into four pavilions: the Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion dedicated to international art, the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion dedicated to cultures of the world, the Pavillon Liliane And David M. Stewart dedicated to decorative arts and design and the Pavillon Claire and Marc Bourgie dedicated to Quebec and Canadian art. This is the only Canadian museum with more than one million visitors annually -- stop by and see what the excitement is about!


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