2010 New England and Atlantic Canada travel blog

Quebec City, QC - Camping Transit - Site 181

Quebec City, QC - Camping Transit - Site 181, Another view

Quebec City, QC - Camping Transit - Site 181, view from the...

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 0 - our route - 181 miles

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 1 - lots of color on the...

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 2

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 3 - coming into Quebec Province

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 4 - yeah, yeah, yeah, so you...

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 5 - more construction

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 6

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 7 - everything is in French here

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 8 - the whole road is being...

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 9 - now that's a name

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 10

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 11

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 12

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 13

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 14

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 15 - still didn't see any!!!

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 16

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 17

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 18

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 19 - didn't see any of these...

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 20 - the Quebec flag

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 21 - lots of ferries running across...

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 22 - lots of farms in the...

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 23 - Quebec has the only highway...

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 24

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 25 - approaching the Camping Transit campground

Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC 26 - the entrance to the campground

Quebec City Tour 1

Quebec City Tour 2 - a heated pigeon house to keep them...

Quebec City Tour 3 - the parliament building under renovation

Quebec City Tour 4

Quebec City Tour 5

Quebec City Tour 6

Quebec City Tour 7

Quebec City Tour 8

Quebec City Tour 9

Quebec City Tour 10

Quebec City Tour 11 - the Levis, QC area directly across the...

Quebec City Tour 12

Quebec City Tour 13 - the revolving restaurant on top

Quebec City Tour 14

Quebec City Tour 15 - I've seen cul de sacs but I've...

Quebec City Tour 16 - this is the Rue Cul de Sac...

Quebec City Tour 17 - the Funicular which provides transportation between lower...

Quebec City Tour 18 - the oldest 'stone' church in Quebec

Quebec City Tour 19 - a fantastic mural painted on the side...

Quebec City Tour 20 - a lonely side street

Quebec City Tour 21 - the Chateau Frontenac

Quebec City Tour 22 - more of the Chateau Frontenac

Quebec City Tour 23 - we had a nice lunch in the...

Quebec City Tour 24

Quebec City Tour 25

Quebec City Tour 26

Country Tour 1 - the Montmorency Falls or Chute Montmorency

Country Tour 2 - some color near the falls

Country Tour 3 - the falls a little closer up

Country Tour 4 - this gives you a better idea of how...

Country Tour 5

Country Tour 6

Country Tour 7

Country Tour 8 - one of the 50 handwrought silver panels by...

Country Tour 9

Country Tour 10

Country Tour 11

Country Tour 12 - the Basilica St. Anne de Beaupré 1

Country Tour 13 - the Basilica St. Anne de Beaupré 2

Country Tour 14 - the Basilica St. Anne de Beaupré 3

Country Tour 15 - the Basilica St. Anne de Beaupré 4

Country Tour 16 - the Basilica St. Anne de Beaupré 5

Country Tour 17 - the Basilica St. Anne de Beaupré 6

Country Tour 18 - the Basilica St. Anne de Beaupré 7 -...

Country Tour 19 - the Basilica St. Anne de Beaupré 8 -...

Country Tour 20 - the Basilica St. Anne de Beaupré 9 -...

Country Tour 21 - the Basilica St. Anne de Beaupré 10 -...

Country Tour 22 - the Basilica St. Anne de Beaupré 11 -...

Country Tour 23 - the Basilica St. Anne de Beaupré 12

Country Tour 24 - the Basilica St. Anne de Beaupré 13

Country Tour 25 - the Basilica St. Anne de Beaupré 14 -...

Country Tour 26 - the Basilica St. Anne de Beaupré 15 -...

Country Tour 27

Country Tour 28

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Montmorency Falls


Our trip from Edmundston, NB to Quebec, QC was 181 miles of some of the worst roads we have encountered in Canada. They looked good but you couldn't see all the bumps, but we managed to rattle along. The scenery made up for it. It wasn't raining so we could really enjoy all of the color on the hills. It decreased a little as we started south to Quebec City but was still brilliant. It is funny that in all of Canada, the road signs are bilingual (English and French), except in Quebec. Here they are just in French. I guess they have an exception to the law? We are staying at Camping Transit just across the St. Lawrence from Quebec City. We have a 50-amp full hookup with OK WiFi, good Verizon coverage and the satellite comes in strong. The campground is surrounded by trees in full color and the transient section is almost empty, though the seasonal area is still packed.

Shortly after arriving we headed into the closest commercial area which is Levis and found an IGA to stock up on a few items. The small reefer in the Mothership doesn't hold much so you can't really get much more than a few days food in it. Of course all of the labels and displays are in French so we had a good time trying to figure out what we were getting, but we did manage to get Doris a Blueberry Tart (Pie). We considered dining out but reconsidered when we thought how much fun that would be if the menu was in French. I would hope they would have Englisg menus available but you never know here. The managers of the campground speak very little English and that surprised us considering how many English speaking tourist come here.

Tuesday we sat in the Mothership all day listening to the pitter-patter of rain on the roof. We hate it when the weather interferes with our touring, but it wouldn't be any fun in the kind of weather we had Tuesday.

Wednesday, we went on two tours. The first was a morning tour of Quebec City. It really is a beautiful city and they do a very good job of keeping the city clean and the buildings in good repair. It has the feel of a European city with the old buildings, narrow streets and sidewalk cafes. The fact everyone is speaking French doesn't hurt either. After the tour was over, we stopped for lunch in one of the sidewalk bistros and then we departed on the next tour.

Our afternoon tour was a tour in the country where we visited Montmorency Falls, the Île d'Orléans, the Albert Gilles Copper Art Museum, and the Shrine of Ste Anne de Beaupré. It was 7:00 p.m. by the time we got back to the Mothership so it was a full day for us.

Tomorrow, Thursday, we head for a three night stay in Montreal.

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