My mom and I also spent the most of our time going on a road trip to Quebec. Our first stop was the lovely Mont-Tremblant, which I found out about through a friend who raved about the gorgeous fall foliage. Shortly after, we spent a day in Montreal. But my favorite part of our trip was our final stop in Quebec City.
We started off the day in Quebec City by fueling up on croissants and coffee at La Maison Smith. It was the perfect stop because we were just steps away from Petite Champlain, one of the more notable neighborhoods. The brick streets and quaint shops were charming all around.
As we continued to hit all the sights, along the way I got an amazing shot of Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. This beautiful hotel reminds me of that Ed Sheeran song about a castle on the hill. With the trees showing signs of fall at the park nearby, it just felt absolutely perfect to be in Quebec at this time of the year.
After walking around town, we worked ourselves quite an appetite. When you’re in Quebec, you eat poutine. And one of the best spots for poutine is Le Chic Shack. Ok, I have actually not tried much poutine before, but my research online said Le Chic Shack was the place to go. Between this and the poutine I had in Montreal, hands down Le Chic Shack gets it right.
As the sun was going down, I made a point to head over to Jacques-Cartier National Park. The drive alone was amazing, with hills filled with red, orange and yellow trees. We arrived close to sunset and the colors were so vivid that the photos just don’t do it justice.
After a quick drive around the park, we headed to dinner over at Cochon Dingue and it was probably one of my favorite meals of the trip. My mom had a quinoa salad and I indulged in a croque monsieur. Also, the hot chocolate was an absolute treat. It was the perfect way to end the day!
Quebec City is a place that could be written into a fairytale. This colorful town draws you in with it’s inviting little shops and delightful neighborhoods. I highly recommend this place and hope to get the chance to return in the future.