Quebec City, Day 3

We also did a half-day trip on Wednesday.  My aunt and uncle kept telling me about this waterfall they had been too, so mom and I decided to do a little more exploring outside the city.

The tour started with the traditional villages and farms of the Beauport Coast. We stopped by the Chocolaterie de l’Ile d’Orléans, a really delicious ice cream chocolate shop on the Île d’Orleans, and bought enough treats to keep us full for the rest of the day.

Next up was the Cuivres D’Art Albert Gilles, a family run copper art museum, where I got some stunning handmade earrings.

My aunt recommended we go to the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, which was next. It is believed the miracles are performed at the basilica. There was a garden out front, which was nice, and the basilica itself was massive.

But what we were most excited for was Montmorency Falls.  There’s a cable car that will take you up and down, or you can climb. We decided to take the car up and walk down, so to have most time to spend at the top.

There’s various platforms levels you can go on to see the falls.There’s a wooden bridge over the falls that I couldn’t get mom to step on.  But I did get her on the side platform.  And of course there was the view from the bottom.

If we had a little more time we might have eaten lunch at the restaurant at the top of the falls, but this way it meant we would actually have some more time to explore Quebec City itself.

We decided to spend some time in the Lower Town, just wandering around and checking out various artisan shops.

And in order to get a good view of the Château Frontenac, we took the ferry to Levis and back.  For $6 each, it was totally worth it.

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