As we all know, travels and travel plans are currently suspended. Over the following weeks, we will continue sharing the inspiring stories happening in our area, as well as making sure you are up to date on the latest news and developments. Travel with us from the comfort and safety of your home and hopefully add some places to your “must-see” lists!
Explore Québec City, One Virtual Tour at a Time
With the current COVID‑19 pandemic, travelling is out of the question. But we’d love for you to come and see our beautiful city from afar! That’s why we’re inviting you to be a tourist from the comfort of your own home.
Here are a few suggestions to help you get a break from the everyday and take a virtual trip in this time of sheltering in place.
1. Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Take a tour of four permanent exhibitions in the Gérard‑Morisset Pavilion at this major fine arts museum. Each is curated according to a specific theme: Feeling, Imagining, Becoming, and Believing.
2. Montmorency Falls Park
This virtual tour gets you so close to the falls, you’ll feel like they’re in your living room! Take the cable car, visit Montmorency Manor, stop at the Baroness’ Lookout, cross the suspension bridge, explore an orchard, and walk down the 487 steps to the base of the falls. It’s breathtakingly beautiful and far less strenuous than the real thing!
3. Flip Fabrique
If you didn’t catch Féria – L’attraction, the phenomenal outdoor circus show that ran in Québec City in summer 2019, this is your chance to make up for what you missed! Invite the acrobats into your home with the full performances of both Féria – L’attraction and Crépuscule, now available online.
4. Hôtel de Glace
Leave your wool socks and mittens in the closet for this excursion to Québec City’s renowned ice hotel. Visit this remarkable winter attraction on a 3D tour and get a close‑up look at all the architectural details that have made this frozen wonder so famous!
5. Hôtel-Musée Première Nations
Every room in this First Nations boutique hotel is made all the more stunning by the view of the Akiawenrahk River. While you’re there, be sure to pop into the Ekionkiestha’ Longhouse.
6. Observatoire de la Capitale
Contemplate Québec City in real time from 221 metres above sea level. From the city’s most iconic buildings to your favourite streets, there’s plenty to explore.
7. Monastère des Ursulines
Québec City’s Ursuline monastery is closed to the public, but you can get a peek inside with these 3D tours of an exceptional heritage site. If you like history, the running commentary offers plenty of colourful stories about life within the monastery.
8. Québec City’s Hidden Treasures
What do the offices inside the Price Building look like? What is the Book of Remembrance? What do a 19th century prison and a vast English-language library have in common? Learn the answers to these questions and more on virtual tours of sites that are lesser known or closed to the public.
9. Folk Singers
Several times a week, the London Jack comes alive with performances by talented musicians live‑streamed on Facebook. It’s a fun time and a great way to give, since you can tip the musicians online. So pull up a stool, support our artists, and enjoy the show!
10. Virtual Tours via Zoom
Sunny Tour Guide offers a ”Walk Around in Old Québec” free guided tour of 45 minutes via Zoom every week. There is a tour showing Upper Town and another one for Lower Town. Both will allow you to learn about the rich history and culture of Québec City.
Stroll Old Québec virtually
Enjoy a very special immersive experience in this UNESCO world heritage site. You can stroll around the Old City and explore Château Frontenac, Dufferin Terrace, and the Petit-Champlain neighbourhood.
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