Are We There Yet? – Quebec City

A city with old-world charm.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

I had the privilege of representing CraveOnline at the RedBull Crashed Ice event in Quebec City last weekend. Not only was this massive extreme sport championship taking place but it was also St. Patrick's Day – bonus! It was a busy weekend of wandering, shopping, eating, (ahem) drinking, and fun. From the hoards of locals who turned out to the massive crowds of tourists, more than 100,000 took to the streets on Saturday night to cheer on their favourite athlete, raise a glass to Ireland, and just about everything else in-between.

Quebec City's really got it all, from a story that is steeped in history to sights, sounds, activities, and more. The most well-known hotel is the Chateau Frontenac, the starting point of the RedBull race and a massive castle-like structure that stands atop the hill on which the city is built. There are a variety of parks where visitors can hike, canoe, cross-country ski, and nature watch, as well as adventure activities including dog-sledding and rafting. History buffs will love their national historic sites, Artillery Park, and Battlefields Park on the infamous Plains of Abraham. And just like the Crashed Ice event, there are countless festivals and events that take place in and around the picturesque Quebec City area year-round, which means that no matter what time of year you go, there will always be something to do!

Take a city tour or a cruise down the river, and be sure to check out incredible Montmorency Falls, which are 83 metres high (30 metres taller than Niagara Falls) and can be seen from all the way across the St. Lawrence River.

For more information on the area, visit their website here.

Bon Voyage,



Jenn Cox is a Montreal-based freelance journalist. Visit her website or email her at