Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Quebec National Day 2014-06-23

This is a big day of celebration in Quebec Province --- more important than Canada Day July 1.  So learning of the concert and activities at the outdoor concert venue at the Plains of Abraham Denny and I decided to go – reminisces of going to Chicago for July 3 concert and fireworks.  We took the ferry  across the river from Levis to Quebec.  Up the Funicular (elevator) to the plaza …… and a walk along the walkway.  Now the easy, direct way was Rue St Louis (street), but we did an up and down route eventually ending at the Gate from the walled city to the

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Arriving early we did lots of people watching…… The crowds gathered slowing until after 10pm – the music of course French Quebec favorites.  A nice couple beside us spoke English to explain the goings on

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Beavertails – French version of Elephant Ears - come in all flavors – chocolate, maple, cinnamon, apple --- Yummm we choose Apple!

The bon fire represents the First Nation heritage.  The Quebec flags were waving everywhere. he celebration will go on to the wee hours. The night lovely – pleasant temperatures.  We left about 11pm for the ferry.

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The streets were magical along Rue St Louis back to Place d’ Armes to take the funicular back down to the lower lever to catch the ferry back to Levis.

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Arrived in time for a trip down the funicular (elevator) to the lower lever and on to the ferry.  A bit blurry, but magical city views.  Ah, another delightful day of travels. 



Jan Mains said...

What good timing for your visit. I am sure it was made much better by the English speaking people translating for you. People are nice and helpful no matter what country you are in. Enjoy.

Sean Orr said...

Hi enjoy

Larry Forbes said...

Enjoying your blog.

Pete said...

Jo B Peters
That was a long walk from the ferry boat...definitely got your exercise!