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Québec City: Live the history

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As the most European and oldest colonial city in North America, the capital of the province of Québec exudes an Old World charm and a continental flair that attracts millions of visitors a year.

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The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac’s Le Champlain Restaurant

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Although you may want to reserve a window table, it is likely that you will be so absorbed with this culinary extravaganza and the restaurant’s contemporary glamor and the Old World charm that you forget about the view of the majestic St. Lawrence.

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The Eastern Townships: the art of living well is just across the border

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Whenever we want an international vacation experience without spending the time or money to cross an ocean we look to our neighbor to the north, Canada, and head for its largest province, the vast and diverse Québec. There’s a joie de vivre and distinctive art of living.

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Auberge Ripplecove: The Ripplecove Lakefront Hotel & Spa

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Nestled amid century-old pines on a twelve acre peninsula in Ayer’s Cliff, the Ripplecove Lakefront Hotel & Spa has earned the AAA Four-Diamond Award every year since 1987 and in 2008 received 5 Stars, Québec Tourism’s highest classification.

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Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in La Malbaie

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During the Belle Epoque and Gilded Age, La Malbaie became a fashionable resort community that welcomed steamships known as floating palaces. High society Americans and Canadians came for salt water and sea air, hunting and fishing at private clubs, and fine dining and accommodations. The crown jewel was the magnificent ‘Castle on the Cliff’, the Manoir Richelieu

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Marché du Vieux-Port, Quebec City Market

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Marché du Vieux-Port, the public food market, is by the Old Port in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Whether you would like to gather the makings of a picnic or shop for souvenirs or flavorful gifts, it is an ideal place to find local vendors and products like fruits, vegetable, cheeses, maple products, cider, baked treats, wine, and ice wine.

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Chez Boulay-Bistro Boreal, Quebec City

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This bistro on Rue Saint-Jean offers an inventive seasonal menu of Nordic cuisine inspired by Canada’s vast and pristine boreal region.

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Restaurant Aux Anciens Canadiens, Quebec City

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Restaurant Aux Anciens Canadiens, a short walk from the Chateau Frontenac. It is in the historic Maison Jacquet, built in 1675 on land given to François Jacquet by the Ursuline nuns and named for a book written by a former inhabitant.

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Panache restaurant in Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec City

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For fine dining in an intimate setting, Panache, at the Auberge Saint-Antoine, a Relais & Chateaux hotel, is a top choice. Chef Louis Pacquelin’s cuisine pairs classic dishes and a sophisticated style and presentation that is a joy to behold. To top off the experience…

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Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada

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Baie-Saint-Paul, one of the oldest towns in Quebec, is the cultural capital of Charlevoix. Painters and other artists have long been drawn to the region for its natural beauty. Baie-Saint-Paul is also the birthplace of Cirque du Soleil.

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The Flavour Trail on L’Isle-aux-Coudres

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Five stops on the Flavour Trail in the province of Quebec’s Charlevoix region are along the sixteen mile route around L’Isle-aux-Coudres.

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Savor the flavors of Quebec’s Charlevoix

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Charlevoix is a top Canadian vacation destination to the east of Quebec City that abounds with outdoor activities and leads the French-speaking province of Quebec in agritourism.

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Whale watch: Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park

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This is an extraordinary opportunity with experienced nature guides who follow strict park and environmental regulations that protect the marine life in this national park. Dolphin dart by, playful seals keep a watchful eye on visitors, and a variety of sea birds bob along. But it is the sight and sounds of these gentle giants that will remain forever in your heart.

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The Château Frontenac: the heart of the flavors of Québec City

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The Château Frontenac is one of the elegant luxury hotels built by the railway in the late 19th century to ensure luxurious nightly accommodations and dining when traveling by train across Canada. Designed by the father of Emily Post, it is the epitome of refinement and is one of the most photographed and recognized hotels in the world.

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Nova Scotia: Peggy of the Cove with Ivan Fraser

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Our most unforgettable stop during our day in the Halifax region was our visit to Ivan Fraser’s family home while en route to Peggy’s Cove

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Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum, Nova Scotia

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The Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum is the place to find mementos and celebrity photos of the glory days of this Sport Tuna Fishing Capital of the World.

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Ye Olde Argyler Lodge, Argyle, Nova Scotia

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We checked in to Ye Olde Argyler Lodge, in Lower Argyle, in time for dinner complete with live music that ranged from “Sweet Baby James” to French Acadian favorites.

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A perfect day in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

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Historic Annapolis Royal’s seaside setting and well-preserved heritage buildings have made it a center for cultural activity, artists, craftspeople, and performers.

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Birchtown, Nova Scotia’s Black Loyalist Landing

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Birchtown, on Shelburne Harbour, was the site of the first and largest free black settlement in Canada.

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A perfect day in Shelburne, Nova Scotia

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The influx of thousands of British Loyalists, Freed Blacks, and British soldiers fleeing the American Revolution turned this fishing village into one of the largest communities in North America.

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