Day 1 - Midday Arrival
- Lunch at Cosmo’s
Our trip first started at the arrival of Le Cosmo's for dinner at around 6 PM. Coming in from Toronto, Canada, our hometown, most of us were exhausted, and we all enjoyed the restaurant's mellow scenes as warm lighting filled the restaurant at sundown. Since we were a tour group, we were offered a minimal menu in which we understood as we were a group of 70 people. Most of us choose the Penne spaghetti that was presented fair, and the taste was what I expected; nothing crazy but still a well-made pasta (Refer to the first photo)
Our short tour for the night was the Ghost Tours of Quebec. We all enjoyed the trip as the late-night walk in the city was very enjoyable, and we saw many attractions while the sun was still up. Overall, the story might have been a bit under our age category, but it was still enjoyed by most in our group. Here is a nice view of Quebec City (Refer to the second photo)
Our day started very quickly with a quick breakfast at our hotel and to the arrival of the Montmorency falls, where we walked across the falls itself and learned about the speed at which the water travels. (Refer to the third photo) It was overall a great nature walk, which is what most of this trip consisted of. We enjoyed the scene of nature and even saw climbers walking across on a rope. (Refer to the fourth photo)
The Notre Dame Cathedral was overall a very sentimental place to visit as we came from a Catholic school. We respectfully observed the beautiful artwork inside the Cathedral (Refer to the fifth photo) and purchased religious items such as rosaries and crosses and got them blessed by the bishop of the church.
The local bowling alley was a fun way to kick off the rest of the long day as we leisurely spent the night bowling for an hour and a half. (Refer to the sixth photo)
1640 Bistro was one of my personal favourite breakfast places to eat on the trip. They provided a great selection for working with 70 people and they did not cut corners when preparing the food. I did not photograph the food but I remember it was very soft blueberry pancakes that were steaming with 3 strips of bacon served on the side and a little cup of freshly-picked raspberries that accompanied a fresh glass of orange juice.
The Planes of Abraham were a tourist site that was open to the public and not many of us were planning to visit. The tour educated us on the history of the planes and how Britain and France fought on each side in the 1800s. We got to run up the planes and view the side of Quebec City from them. (Refer to the seventh photo)
The Samuel de Champlain Monument was a statue of Samuel de Champlain that was located near Bistro 1640 and the nearby shops. We also got to see the docks that local cargo ships came in from (Refer to eighth photo)
The Restaurant-Terrasse was the last stop on our trip and it was esentially a second floor banquet hall witha. balcony to oversee the Montmorency falls. The night was lively and we danced our hearts out and enjoyed the final night of our trip. Unfortunately I cannot provide any photos due to them being of other people.
Our departure day was very uneventful as we stopped at an ONRoute for breakfast and lunch and arrived home late evening.
I personally loved my trip to Quebec City but the only thing I wished is that we visited more indoor locations as the outdoors near water in May was still a bit chilly at times.