Quebec City - Old Walled City.

Trip Start Feb 01, 2005
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Trip End Dec 31, 2018


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Friday, May 27, 2005

Another long, long, 16 hour bus trip took us to Quebec City. As we travelled through Nova Scotia and New Bunswick the closer we got to the border with Quebec the more the signs became French only. Previously in Canada all road signs were in both languages but Quebec is definitely French. We changed buses just before the border and the bus driver was French speaking with only halting English. The Province of Quebec stands alone in its complete "Frenchness". Quebec City is the only walled city still in existence in North America or Canada. Narrow, hilly streets with tall French style buildings are enclosed behind a huge wall built in 1620. The entire old section within the walls is essentially a living museum and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our hostel was a wonderful old building right in the old section and walking distance from everything historical. We enjoyed walking around seeing the sights but the weather was woeful! 9 degrees maximum, very windy,cold and wet. The one photo we have on the web site for Quebec was taken when we first arrived and we had a few hours of sunshine before the bad weather set in.We had planned to stay longer than 3 days but when we found our hostel was completely booked out and we could not extend (we only book a few days at a time in case we want to move on earlier) we bought a bus ticket for Montreal and crossed our fingers for warmer weather.

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