While we were visiting Quebec, we also took a bus out towards the St. Lawrence Estuary where we got on a boat for a whale watching excursion. There were lots of Beluga whales, and also a fair number of Mink whales. The boat was a larger vessel, and because of regulations to prevent whale watchers from harassing these beautiful creatures, we didn’t get really close to them. But we had fun nonetheless. The bus took us through the countryside past small towns, past waterfalls and Hotel Tadoussac, which dates back to 1864. This area of Canada very much reminds me of Europe!
Back in Quebec City, we toured the Parliament, local parks, the Plains of Abraham, La Citadelle and the Fortifications. Old Quebec City is the only preserved walled city north of Mexico! Lets take another look around this welcoming city!
A return visit would be nice in the not too distant future!
Late May seemed like the perfect time:
The peonies and lilacs in the local parks were stunning!