St. Paul Street

In a city of wonderful streets it can be hard to single out one as particularly pleasing, but I would like to try. Check out St. Paul Street. Specifically, walk the section from la Côte Dinan to Dalhousie Street. Lying at the base of the cape, in Vieux-Québec’s lower town, this stretch of St. Paul …

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A city of light

Walk through Québec’s old city early on a summer’s evening when the sun is nearing the horizon. The west-facing facades of Vieux-Québec are ablaze in a warm summer glow. Add to this spectacle the contrast of a low overcast sky and the effect is mesmerizing; every pediment, every cornice, every corbel jumps toward the eye …

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Cruising to Québec

The first cruise ship of the season was parked in the port of Québec this weekend. Having left Fort Lauderdale on the first of May, the MS Veendam arrived in town early on the morning of Saturday the 10th. After taking on new passengers, it left for Boston on Sunday afternoon, a few minutes before …

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Mont Sainte Anne

Forty-five minutes to the northeast of Québec City is Mont Sainte Anne, a world-class ski resort that will satisfy beginners and experts alike. Its summit stands 2050 feet above the main chalet and approximately 2600 feet above the river valley below. What does this mean for you? It means that the skiing is great and …

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Québec in 2014

The laurels keep coming in for Québec City! La Vielle Capitale has just been put near the top of’s list of the best places to travel in Canada. Beaten only by Charlottetown, PEI, our fair city has everything needed for the discerning tourist. Some of the adjectives employed in the on-line magazine’s write-up: romantic, …

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