Quebec Province: Montreal & Quebec City

How have I never been to Quebec before?! Montreal and Quebec City are located in Canada’s French-speaking Quebec province. Both cities are popular with Americans for long weekend getaways and I now know why – within two hours from Washington, DC you have access to scenic views of the Saint Lawrence River, historic cobblestone streets that make you forget that you are in North America, and a lot of really good food. This trip reminded me how much I have missed exploring cities.

Here are my top five highlights from our week in Quebec province:

I was immediately impressed with the views and said approximately 800 times “how beautiful”, but the Fall foliage truly made everything pop in Montreal.

We did not go hungry (or thirsty) in Montreal or Quebec City. Pictured left to right are food collages from our meals at Le Continental in Quebec City, Ryu Peel in Montreal, and Izakaa Hono in Quebec City.

Staying at the historic Château Frontenac in Quebec City for our last two nights in Quebec. This hotel is worth checking out whether you stay there or head towards the boardwalk in front of the hotel for a view of the Saint Lawrence River.

A last minute decision to attend a Montreal Canadiens ice hockey game at the Bell Centre.

Walking over the Montmorency Falls and down a mountain in Quebec City was a pretty cool (and at times scary) way to end our trip in Quebec City.

Head on over to my full recap of what we did in Montreal and Quebec City to see where we stayed, where we ate and what else we did in Quebec.

Question: What is your favorite thing about Quebec?

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