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What's doing in and around Quebec Canadian Pacific Railway Company. Canadian Pacific Hotels. Chateau Frontenac 1937

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What's  doing
in and around
A Canadian Pacific Hotel THE CITADEL
An All-Tear-Round Resort
AT whatever season of the year you come, you
will find something interesting to do, something
beautiful to see in the capital of old French Canada.
Come in springtime when mild breezes stir blossom-
laden trees in Convent Gardens and the sunshine
lies in vivid splashes on old walls and roof . . you
will say that this is Quebec's most delightful season.
But come again in the summertime to enjoy warm,
breeze-scented days and cool refreshing nights . . ,
when pilgrims come and the holiday-makers and the
old city is very gay . j. . or in the autumn when the
leaves turn to crimson and gold and the air is toniclike . . . bracing. You will think these seasons just
as delightful. Then, if you should come again in
wintertime for the sports in the crisp, never-too-cold
dryness of the air which sets your blood atingle, puts
new glow into your cheeks, new vigor into your
muscles . . . you will have to admit that all are best,
for Quebec is an all-year-round resort.
In years long past, before the arrival in
Canada of the first European explorers, the
Indians had chosen this exceptional site for
the construction of an entrenched camp,
which was visited by Jacques Cartier in
1535. In 1608, Champlain selected the same
spot for the building of the first dwellings of
the city which was destined to become the
capital of New France . . today it is a city
which has preserved its old French aspect
better than any other, and remained a veritable
paradise for lovers of history and poetry.
Part of the ancient fortifications of Quebec.
Situated on a promontory 350 feet high.
Constructed in its present form at a cost of
$35,000,000, it dominates
the St. Lawrence River
and the city, and was
once considered impregnable. At the extremity of Dufferin Terrace,
it can be reached, in
about fifteen minutes'
walk from the hotel.
On Notre Dame Place, in
Lower Town, a little below the
Terrace, stands the church of
Notre Dame des Victoires,
built in 1688. One of the precious souvenirs of Ancient
Quebec, it contains valuable
paintings and numerous memorial tablets. Surrounded by
old houses, it is only five minutes' walk from the Chateau.
Can be reached by taking the
elevator on the Terrace, or by
walking down Mountain  Hill.
The main building is in French
Renaissance style of the seventeenth century. It is surrounded by magnificent grounds,
on which are located several
interesting monuments. The
facade of the building is decorated with the statues of
famous soldiers, statesmen and
explorers. Only a short walk
from the Chateau, along
Grande Allee.
A portion of the enclosing walls, along the cliff
facing the St. Lawrence
River. Studded with old
iron cannons, it was
through the mouths of
these guns that Governor
de Frontenac said he
would reply to a request
for the surrender of Quebec, made by Admiral
Phipps in 1690. Two
minutes' walk from the
A splendid building recently
erected on Battlefields
Park. It contains large
collections of specimens ®f
the fauna of the Province,
valuable paintings, precious
archives and other curios.
Admission daily is free.   Only a few minutes' pleasant walk from the Chateau.   Can
also be reached by electric street car.
St. Louis, Kent and St.
John Gates, at one time the
only entrances through the
enclosing walls to the City
of Quebec. The walls themselves are over two miles
long and are still in a very
fair state of preservation.  The Gates are only a few minutes' walk from the Chateau
One of the world's greatest
feats of engineering. Its
total length is 3,239 feet,
the length of the central span
being 640 feet and the anchor arms 1,030 feet long.
The total width is 88 feet,
with two railway tracks, two footpaths, and a roadway for vehicular traffic. It is
150 feet above water level. It is 9 miles from the hotel, over a fine road, and
can be reached by the sight-seeing autobuses which leave the Hotel at 7.00 and 7.30
p.m.    Cost $1.00.	
Most picturesque in its location. Reached by regular
ferry service and over the
new Provincial Bridge
which was opened two years
ago. Graceful shores dotted
with cottages and summer
villas. Picturesque landscapes and panoramas. Contains some of the oldest churches and houses in the
province. The tour of the Island (40.9 miles) can be made in about two hours over
a splendid road. The boat trip takes half an hour and costs 40 cents for the round
trip, and $1.50 for an automobile both ways. Toll on bridge 50c. return. Tour by
bus on the Island takes three hours, meeting the 2.15 P. M. boat from Quebec, returning at 6.15 P.M.    Return fare (including Ferry) $2.50.
Quebec is exceedingly rich
in monuments. Among the
principal ones are: Champlain monument; the Wolfe-
Montcalm obelisk, erected
to both heroes of the battle
of the Plains of Abraham; the Laval monument; the tablet of the Golden Dog and
the Cardinal Taschereau monument. They can be seen from autobuses which leave
the Chateau at regular intervals for sightseeing tours, at moderate cost. Apply
to Information Desk for particulars.
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Crossing the St. Lawrence
by     ferry,     and     passing
through       the   interesting
city    of    Levis,    with    its
hidden  forts   (part  of  the
former defences of Quebec)*
the   motorist   will   find   it
most interesting to  travel
as far as Beaumont where he can visit the old de Vincennes Mill, erected in 1733
and containing a little museum of great interest.    Beaumont is twenty minutes from
Levis.    The ferry costs 50 cents per auto and 10 cents per passenger, or the trip can
be made by autobus, the fare being 50 cents from Levis.
Attractive trips through a beautiful, romantic countryside abounding in relics of other days can be made from the city in a morning
or an afternoon. One of the most attractive is through the village of Charlesbourg, five miles from Quebec, one of the oldest parishes
in the environs.    It contains some very interesting old houses.     The road then leads through Notre Dame des Laurentides National Park.    The excursion is through a beautiful, undulating country, roads bordered with century-old
trees, a background of high mountains, and withal an atmosphere of peace and quiet.    The round trip,
returning by Valcartier Camp, is approximately 50 miles, made by automobile only.    Another delightful
trip is to Laval, in Montmorency county, about 16 miles from Quebec City.    It is a region of
woods, mountains and waters, in the freshness of a sparsely settled rural district.    Laval is
easily reached by auto over Highway No. 15, to a point about half way between
Beauport East and Courville.    Here the motorist strikes a good, improved secondary road leading due north to Laval in the Laurentian foothills.
One of the most renowned
falls in Canada. It is 274
feet in height, or a hundred
feet higher than Niagara.
Near the Falls, stands the
old Kent House, once the
residence of the father of
Queen Victoria. Golf course
on the grounds. It is 8
miles from the city and can
be reached by auto, by
street car leaving the Chateau at regular intervals
(fare 25 cents return), or by
There are two fine 18-
hole golf courses in the immediate vicinity of the City
of Quebec: the Kent Golf
Club at Montmorency Falls
and the Quebec Golf Club
at Boischatel. Playing privileges may be secured by
visitors on application to
the Chateau Information
Desk. Both courses are
within easy reach of the
hotel by auto, autobus, or
street car (25 cents return).
A recent attraction for the
visitors. Beautifully located
on the road leading to the
Laurentides National Park,
it contains some very fine
specimens of animals.
Moose, elk and deer can be
seen in most appropriate
surroundings, and game of
every description is well represented in the many enclosures. It is about 5 miles
from Quebec, and can be
reached by automobile over
a paved road.
Famed throughout the
American continent and in
other parts of the world as
a great pilgrimages centre—
the Lourdes of America.
Hundred of thousands of
pilgrims visit the shrine
every year. Only 22 miles
from Quebec by a beautiful
road through most picturesque villages and settlements. It can be reached by
auto, by autobus (fare
$2.50) or by electric car
There are many ways of
seeing the many sights in
and around the City of
Quebec. One can use one's
own car, hire a taxi or one of
the old fashioned caleches,
go by electric street car, by
the sight-seeing autobuses
and, for those who wish an
unusual sight of the city,
there are airplanes that
make short daily flights.
The air trip costs $5.00.
A most pleasant drive is
through the main streets of
the more modern parts of
the city. In Upper Town:
Grande Allee, St. John
Street, Avenue des Braves,
St. Foye Road, etc.,and then
down into Lower Town,
through the more ancient
portions of the city: St.
Joseph, Crown, etc., not
forgetting Sous-le-Cap, the
narrowest street on the continent, and Little Champlain Street, at the foot of
Break-Neck Steps.
Bathing can be enjoyed at
the beaches of Lake St.
Joseph and at Lake Beauport. At both places there
are some fine stretches of
clean white sand and the
slope of the ground is very
gentle so that it presents no
danger, even for those who
cannot swim. Lake St. Joseph is about 25 miles from
Quebec. Lake Beauport 13
miles. Both are reached by
automobile over good roads.
Jeune Lorette, a village
founded in 1673, is situated
on the picturesque St.
ChaTles River. It was at
one time a mission dedicated to the conversion of
the Huron Indians. There
is a very old church with
curious wooden sculptures.
The descendants of the
Indians are modernized in
every way but they still
have some of their old customs and habits. Reached
by private car, autobus, or
by train.
^^ Quebec and the immediate
vicinity provide lovers of
walking with many attractive outings.
A popular walk is from the
Chateau Frontenac, along
Dufferin Terrace to the
foot of Citadel heights, up
the great flight of stairs,
down towards the fields just beyond the "Walls" and through those meadows
back to Grande Allee, St. Louis Street and finally the Chateau.
A longer walk is by St. Louis Street just beyond St. Louis Gate, past the Cross of
Sacrifice, and then turning left into the Cove Fields and right along the road leading to the Battlefields Park; through the Park and out onto St. Louis Road straight
ahead as far as the beautiful grounds of the Lieutenant-Governor's domain at
Spencerwood, through the garden-like woods and back to St. Louis Road to any
of the many roads to the left leading to St. Foye Road; along that road as far as
Avenue des Braves, and through that beautiful thoroughfare to St. Louis Road
once more and past the Battlefields Park along Grande Allee and St. Louis Street
and back to your starting point at the Chateau Frontenac.
Some very pleasant "hikes" can be made on the outskirts of the city, reached by
electric street cars. For example, you may take the trolley car right in front of
the Chateau as far as Sillery Junction, transferring then to a "Sillery" car. Stay
on the car until it turns on Forget Avenue and get off at the Gomin Road. Walking up that beautiful wooded road, .turning right you reach St. Foye Road; down
St. Foye to Avenue des Braves, through the avenue to the Battlefields Park, down
to the Cap Blanc Road, along the River front to the foot of the Citadel, up the
steps and then down again to Dufferin Terrace and back to the Chateau Frontenac.
There is also excellent fishing in Laurentides National
Park, which is within easy reach of the
City. Arrangements
can be made for
guests to take advantage of this sport
at a most reasonable cost.
A permit of $1.00 per day is necessary.
Good Camps, to include boats and food are available at
$5.00 and $6.00 per day, per person, according to the camp


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