|Walking through Haut Québec late in the afternoon.|
|Walking down Rue Champlain with all the other tourists. The buildings are just gorgeous.|
|Jenna and I enjoying Montmorency Falls|
For those of you who are not Canadian or for those Canadians who need a history refresher, Quebec is one of the oldest (if not the oldest) city in Canada dating back to the arrival of the French settlers at the start of the 1600s and stumbled (can a boat stumble?) down the Saint Lawrence River. The people of the time worked to make trade relations and treaties with the Native Americans of the time and while conflicts occur in any setting, friendships were formed.
|Parc du Bastion-de-la-Reine (just East of the Plains of Abraham)|
The plains are now a beautiful park in old Quebec City with a really cool museum (worth a visit! Take a ride on Abraham's bus, too!). This was a decisive moment in the history of Canada. In school I often wondered what Canada would look like today had the French and their allies won the day... or if the two colonial powers thought, "Hmm... Canada is pretty big, why don't we share?" Ha. That would have been interesting.
|Saying goodbye to the Plains of Abraham with one last walk~~|
Carnival de Quebec (winter)
Festival d'Été de Québec (summer)
Here's to the next time I can visit la belle province. À la prochaine!