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What's doing
in and around
Canadian Pacific UEBEC
An All'Y ear'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 roofs . .. 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 ... or in the autumn when the leaves turn to
crimson and gold and the air is tonic-like. . . 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 Klew 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 and the city and was once con'
sidered 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
most precious old souvenirs of Ancient Quebec
and containing valuable paintings and numerous
memorial tablets. Surrounded by old houses.
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 Renais'
sance style of the seventeenth century.
It is surrounded by magnificent grounds,
upon 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. Studded
with old iron cannons. It was through
the mouths of those guns that Governor de
Frontenac said he would reply to a request
for the surrender of Quebec made by
Admiral Phipps, 1690. Two minutes'
walk from the Chateau.
Quebec is exceedingly rich in monuments.
Among the principal are: the Champlain
monument; the Wolfe'Mon tcalm 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 by autobus which leaves the
Chateau at regular intervals for a sight'
seeing tour, at moderate cost. Apply to
Information Desk for particulars.
A splendid building recently erected on
Battlefields Park. It contains large col'
lections of specimens of 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.
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
sightseeing autobus which leaves this
Hotel at 7.00 and 7.30 p.m.   Cost $1.00.
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 preset
vation. The Gates are only a few minutes' walk from the Chateau Frontenac.
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.
Most picturesque in its location. Reached by
regular ferry service and over the new Provincial
Bridge which is to be opened early this year. Grace'
ful shores dotted with cottages and summer villas.
Picturesque landscapes and panoramas. Contains
some of the oldest churches and houses in the prov*
ince. 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. 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.
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, at the foot of the Laurentian Mountain chain; and to Stoneham and Tewkesbury, right to the very gates of the
great 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. MONTMORENCY FALLS
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 very 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 pilgrimage
centre—the Lourdes of America. Hundreds
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 $3.00) or by electric car ($1.50).
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 sightseeing
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. Foy Road, etc., and then down
into Lower Town, through the more ancient
portions of the city: St. Joseph, Crown, etc.,
not forgetting Sous-ledap, 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 very 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.
L'Ancienne Lorette, a village founded in
1673, is situated on the very picturesque
Lorette 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
moderni2£d in every way but they still
have some of their old customs and habits.
Reached by private car, autobus, or by
Quebec and the immediate vicinity
provide lovers of walking with many
attractive outings
A popular walk is from the Chateau Frontenac, along Dufferin Ter'
race to the foot of Citadel heights, up
the great flight of stairs, down tO'
wards 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 Spencer wood; through the
garden'like woods and back to St. Louis Road to any of the many roads leading to the left to
St. Foy 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 back to your starting point at the Chateau Frontenac.
Some very pleasant "hikes" can be made by taking one of the electric street cars until
one reaches the outskirts of the city. 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 which goes
to the outskirts of the city. 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. Foy Road; down St. Foy to Avenue des Braves, through the avenue to the Battlefields
Park, down onto the Cap Blanc Road, along the River front to the foot of the Citadel, up
the steps and then down again onto Dufferin Terrace and back to the Chateau Frontenac.
The fisherman who brings his rod along will find real sport in the St. Vincent Lakes
which are picturesquely situated within 30 miles of Quebec. Judicious stocking plus
natural environment have made these lakes a veritable fisherman's paradise.
The cost of such a trip would be as follows:   2.
Non-resident fishing permit. $5.25
Guide     2.50  per day
Food     2.00 per day
Taxis both ways   12.00
Use of camps, boats, etc     5.00 per day
Note.—The above permit is good for a tourist, his wife and children under eighteen
years of age, is valid for a period of seven days and entitles the angler to all kinds of
fishing (except for salmon) in the unleased lakes, rivers and streams in the Province.
The tourist using his own automobile would reduce the above cost by $12.00.


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