La Barberie is a micro-brewery that serves up some delightful varieties of local beers with their menu that changes on a daily basis, so you are sure to have something new here every time you visit. Some of the kinds of beers you are likely to find include Classic White, Blonde Bucolic, Light Rousse and Sure Cherry. They organize beer tastings on a regular basis, but one can order their sampler anytime they visit. The taproom has a warm feel, while one can also sit by their patio on a sunny day.
Constructed in the late 19th Century in an atypical Second Empire style, this preeminent landmark oversees Quebec's parliamentary proceedings in the province's capital city. Every bit as impressive as its counterparts in other provinces, Quebec City's Parliament Building bears a striking resemblance to another North American monument - the Philadelphia City Hall. The building comprises of four distinct wings that forge a square spanning nearly 100 meters (328 feet) on each side. While the building is home to the revered National Assembly Chamber and the National Assembly Library, hours can be spent admiring the remarkable edifice itself, which has more than 25 statues of notable figures built into its facade. The immaculately landscaped grounds of the structure are another marvelous feature, replete with fountains and well-maintained gardens.
This magnificent boardwalk, Promenade des Gouverneurs links the Dufferin Terrace with the National Battlefields Park. Anchored on a sheer cliff and offering indomitable views over the Saint Lawrence River, the boardwalk extends nearly half a mile, under The Citadel, and provides the most enjoyable link between Vieux-Québec and the Upper Town. The boardwalk is free and open year round, but there is no snow removal in the winter so the walk can become quite treacherous.
The first of the ten chapels of this Basilica, one of Canada's most famous Catholic Shrines and places of pilgrimage, was built in 1658. A beautiful statue of Saint Anne can be seen inside the chapel; often referred to as the Statue of Miracles because it has ostensibly answered many prayers. The Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is located across from the Saint Lawrence River in a beautiful, tranquil setting, about 20 minutes east of Quebec City. Free Admission for all.
The Chutes de la Chaudière is a 115 feet (35 meters) tall scenic waterfall in Lévis. It offers tourists a mesmerizing experience of outdoor fun including hiking, biking and picnic areas. It is also used to generate hydroelectric power for the city. One can walk across the footbridge to get a panoramic view of the falls.
This quaint museum pays homage to the poet Félix Leclerc through a permanent exhibition that offers a glimpse into the poet's world through a chronicle of his life and work. Besides the museum's exhibits, the space also encompasses an intimate concert hall, an art gallery, audio and video documentation, and a gift shop. The concert hall hosts local French musicians and budding artists, while the art gallery, along the staircase to the second floor, features contemporary artwork by a variety of artists. Surrounding the museum is a nature trail that invites visitors to explore the surrounding landscape, offering a glimpse into the poet's inspiration and life on the island. At the Espace Félix Leclerc the artistic spirit of the island's locals and its bountiful natural beauty are showcased, inviting visitors to join in the celebration and discover all that the island has to offer.
Although the name translates to Gabrielle Roy Library, this place is much more than just that. Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy is a cultural hub of Quebec City, with an art gallery, auditorium and exhibition center. They also offer internet and video library services, providing information on a host of subjects.
Located in the Battlefields Park, there are four Martello Towers to provide protection for Quebec City from the western end. Built between 1808 and 1812, the hard-walled, defense towers were established under the leadership of James Craig. The thick walls provided the much-needed fortification from the artillery fire. Although they were rendered useless in the 1860s, Martello Tower 1 remains open to visitors during summer.
This fascinating exhibition space, run by Parks Canada, offers a glimpse into the history of Quebec City's port, which was once among the most important in North America. The Old Port of Quebec Interpretation Centre focuses on Quebec's shipbuilding heritage.In the 19th century alone the port produced nearly 2,000 vessels! Dozens of activities focus on children, school groups and even adults; cruises are occasionally organized in conjunction with Croisières AML.