One thing you can always be sure of here, in our gorgeous little city, is a view. And the one from the top stairs of the upper terrace give a great view across the river to the south shore town of Levis. And, of course, the ferry boats doing their regular crossing of the river. Every 15 minutes whatever the weather. The red boats in the bottom right hand corner are Coast Guard ships by the way.
You can see why people come to Québec City, and why the Chateau Frontenac is one of the most photographed buildings on the planet when you look at these photos. It’s like a trip to France, but without leaving the continent. This is us in autumn, one of the best times of the year to visit because of the obvious explosion of autumnal colour. But of course, any time of year is a good time to visit this beautiful city.
What a view indeed. I thought to share this one taken from the grassy knoll in front of the Wolfe monument … yes, that General Wolfe—distant relative on my mother’s side of the family probably 15 times removed. I’m looking down onto the boardwalk of Terrace Dufferin and Victoria pavilion. Beyond is the mighty river St. Lawrence and, on the south shore, the town of Levi. If you squint to the left of the shot you will see both the ile d’Orleans and in the far distance, the grey smudge is Cap Tourmente—a fantastic national wildlife area.