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With a firm focus on classics and independent cinema, Cinema Cartier is a firm favorite among cinema-enthusiasts. From acclaimed regional movies to renowned international cinema, the theater offers a rich program throughout the year. Besides this, the theater is also host to film festivals and other cinema-related events.
The 20,000 works at Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec range from the traditional landscape paintings of Cornelius Krieghoff to the controversial abstraction of Paul-Émile Borduas and the avant-garde sculptures of Serge Tousignant. Non-Quebec artist Arthur Lismer's lovely St-Hilarion is one of the Museum's prized possessions. A huge slate of activities awaits art, music and cinema lovers. The museum hosts numerous events and exhibits throughout the year, so call ahead for more information.
Let the kids run wild with their imagination at this veritable wonderland of toys that spans 2322.6 square meters (25000 square feet). Established in 2004, Benjo is widely considered to be one of the best toy stores in the region, with an exhaustive selection that spans numerous genres and age groups. Going beyond the traditional concept of a toy store, the shop has numerous activities to pique children's curiosity. A ride throughout the store aboard the electric train is a favorite with the children. Besides this, there's a restaurant as well as a crafts corner for the kids to unleash their creativity. Check website for more.
Delta Quebec is the accommodation of choice for everyone from leisure travelers and business travelers to families. This large hotel has 377 rooms, with features such as an outdoor heated pool, sauna, hot tubs, meeting spaces and banquet rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a lot more. In-room facilities include internet access, rooms with majestic views of mountains or the Saint Lawrence river and luxurious bedding, among several others. The in-hotel bar and restaurant make for perfect hangout-spots, while the recreational facilities nearby satisfy the adventure seekers.
Located in Old Quebec, Hotel Chateau Laurier is 15 minutes' walk from the St Lawrence River. It features an indoor saltwater pool and outdoor hot tub in an inner courtyard. All the air-conditioned rooms at the Hotel Chateau Laurier offer free cable TV, ironing facilities and work desks. Some have separate seating areas and a fire place, as well as hot tubs and flat-screen TVs. There is an on-site fitness room and a business center as well. Concierge offerings include a tour desk and ticket service. The Hotel Chateau Laurier is adjacent to the historic Plains of Abraham Battlefield Park and the Citadelle of Quebec City. It is 1 km from the National Museum of Fine Arts and within a block of several fine restaurants.
History, which is everywhere in the city, is most evident in its beautifully preserved fortifications that date from the early 17th Century. As the only remaining walled city in North America, Quebec has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors are free to walk along the nearly five kilometers (3.10 miles) of walls witnessing the Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site. The interpretation center offers an intriguing look into the military and architectural design features. Guided walking tours offer further insights.
Les Gros Becs Theatre is a theater that puts on popular performances for young audiences, from young kids to teenagers. The theater also aims to promote theater among kids, and thus organizes several workshops in drama, comedy and several other genres for kids from time to time. This is the ideal place to visit with the entire family for a stunning theater performance.
The grand Château Frontenac is not only the most recognizable feature of the Quebec City skyline, it holds the Guinness World Record for being the "most photographed hotel in the world". Perched on a hill overlooking St. Lawrence River, the monumental chateau-style hotel was custom built in 1893 for the Canadian Pacific Railway as a luxury resort. The original hotel was designed by Bruce Price and completed by William Sutherland Maxwell who added the iconic central tower in 1924. Although not the tallest, Château Frontenac dominates the city skyline with its peculiar silhouette; an undeniably exalted example of Victorian Architecture. The hotel is now the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, featuring over 600 guestrooms of varying sizes, each luxuriously appointed and many offering incredible views over the St Lawrence River.
This historic railway makes the 210-foot (64 meter) trip from the Dufferin Terrace to the Lower Town at a 45 degree angle. In more or less continual service since 1879, the original steam engine and open cars have been updated, most recently in 1997. The thoroughly-modern funicular now runs year-round. A gift shop at the French-Colonial style base station offers various souvenirs.
Museum of Civilization plays host to a wide variety of locally and internationally themed exhibitions. In a building that effortlessly combines ancient colonial architecture with ultramodern additions, visitors feast on bilingual exhibitions ranging from Xi'an, Eternal Capital, a multimedia exploration of the ancient Chinese city, to Encounter with the First Nations, which focuses on Quebec's Native Peoples. Guided tours are also available. Check the website to know more.
Catch the best of international cinema at this eclectic theater at the heart of the city. A refreshing change from the mostly commercial cinemas screened throughout the city, Le Clap is a treat for enthusiasts who wish to catch up on world cinema. From critically acclaimed movies and blockbusters to award-winning documentaries, the cinema's programming is varied and offers something for everyone. Comfortable seating options and advanced audio-visual technology make for a pleasant movie-going experience.
Baie de Beauport is one multi-faceted port. Various fast food joints catering to hungry mouths present themselves here. The food is absolutely delicious to say the least. Activities like fests and family picnics, not to forget camps and boating and career fairs too take place on a regular basis. The admission to the port is free but boating activities will cost you. Check the website for event details, timings and prices.