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Array What To Do
in . . .
A   Canadian Pacific Hotel Quebec
An AILY ear'Round Resort
AT whatever season of the year you visit
Quebec, you will find something interesting
to do, something beautiful to see in the Ancient
capital of French Canada. Come in springtime
when mild breezes stir blossomladen trees in
convent gardens and 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 sport
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, that
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 A[eu> 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
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. Law*
rence River and the
city and was once coh'
sidered impregnable.
At the end of Dufferin
Terrace, it can be
reached in about fifteen minutes' walk
from the hotel.
On NotrcDame 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 Old Quebec, it contains valuable
paintings and many memorial tablets.
Surrounded by old houses, it is only
five minutes' walk from the Chateau and
can be reached by taking the elevator
on the Terrace, or by walking down
Mountain Hill.
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A portion of the en*
closing walls, along
the cliff facing the St.
Lawrence River. Stud'
ded with old iron can*
nons, it was through
the mouths of these
guns that Governor de
Frontenac said he
would reply to a re'
quest for the surrender
of Quebec, made by
Admiral Phipps in
1690. Two minutes*
walk from the Chateau.
The main building is
in French Renaissance
style of the seven'
teenth century. It is
surrounded by beauti'
ful grounds, upon
which are several
interesting mo*
numents. The facade
of the building is de*
corated with the sta'
tues of famous soldiers,
statesmen and ex'
plorers. Only a short
walk from the Chateau,
along Grande Allee,
PRINTED IN CANADA 1942 A stately building in
Battlefields Park. It
contains large collec'
tions of specimens of
the fauna of the Prov'
ince, valuable paint'
ings, precious archives
and other curios. Ad'
mission daily is free.
Only a few minutes'
pleasant walk from the
Chateau. Can also be
reached by street car.
Quebec is rich in
monuments. Theprin'
cipal ones include :
Champlain monument;
the Wblfe'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 Tas'
chereau monument.
St. Louis, Kent and
St. John Gates, at
one time the only en'
trances through the
enclosing walls to the
City of Quebec.
The walls themselves
are over two miles
long and are still in a
fair state of preserv'
ation. The Gates are
only a few minutes
walk from the Cha*
teau Frontenac.
THE ISLE OF ORLEANS ^ost picturesque in its
location. Reached by
regular ferry service and
over the new Provincial
Government bridge.
Graceful shores dotted
with cottages and sum'
mer villas. Picturesque
landscapes and panora*
mas. Contains some of
the oldest churches and
houses in the Province.
There are regular daily
boat trips to the Island
of Orleans which cost 40c round trip. One can spend a pleasant morning
or afternoon walking about this beautiful countryside.
274 feet in height, or a
hundred feet higher
than Niagara. Near the
Falls, stands the old
Kent House, once the
residence of the Duke of
Kent, father of Queen
Victoria. They are
eight miles from the city
and can be reached by
street car leaving the
Chateau at regular in*
There is a fine 18'
hole golf course in
the vicinity of the
City of Quebec. The
Royal Quebec Golf
Club at Boischatel.
Playing privileges
may be obtained by
visitors on applica*
tion to the Chateau
Information Desk.
The course is within
easy reach of the
hotel by street car
and jitney.
One of the world's
greatest feats of en'
gineering. Its total
length is 3,239 feet,
the length of the
central span being
640 feet and the an*
chor arms are 1,030
feet long. The total
width is 88 feet,
with two railway
tracks, two foot'
paths, and a road'
way for vehicular
traffic. It is 150 feet
above water level.
Famed throughout the Amer*
ican continent and in other
parts of the world as a great
pilgrimage centre — "the
Lourdesof America." Hun*
dreds of thousands of pxl«
grims visit the shrine every
year. Only 22 miles from
Quebec by electric car, $1.65
round trip. Regular morning
and afternoon trips.
141 HOW TO
There are many
ways of seeing the
sights in and
around the City of
Quebec: use one's
own car, hire an old'
fashioned caleche,
or go by electric
street car.
A pleasant walk is through the
main streets of the modern parts of
the city. In Upper Town: Grande
Allee, St. John Street, Avenue des
Braves, St. Foye Road, etc Then
down into Lower Town, through
the ancient portions of the city:
St. Joseph, Crown, etc., not for'
getting Sous'k'Cap, the narrowest
street on the continent, and Little
Champlain Street at the foot of
Break'Neck Steps.
Quebec and 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 rigtt
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,
past the Battlefields Park along Grande Allee and St. Louis Street and
back to your starting point at the Chateau Frontenac.
Some pleasant "hikes" can be made on the outskirts of the city, reached by
electric street cars. For example, you may take the trolley car in front of
the Chateau as far as Sillery Junction, transferring there 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 excellent
fishing in Lauren'
tide Park, which is
within easy reach
of the City. Arran'
gements can be made
for guests to enjoy
this sport at reason'
able cost.
Good Government operated camps which include the provision of boats
and food, are available at $5.00 and $6.00 per day, per person, according
to type of camp desired. A bus is operated daily from Quebec to these
Thanks to the proximity of many historic points of interest
to the Chateau Frontenac, the visitor with only two days
to spend, can get an excellent picture of Quebec and absorb
much of its Old World charm.
After arriving at the Chateau Frontenac, the visitor will
take a walk about Dufferin Terrace to admire the scenery and
explore the old-time fortifications which loom beyond. Then,
a trip about the city in an electric observation car and back
to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon hire an old-
fashioned "caleche" and drive to the Parliament Buildings,
the narrowest street in North America, the Museum,
Battlefields Park, the many famous churches and monu'
ments, and make the round of the ancient walls with their
old-time cannon. The evening can be made delightful
by dining in the Chateau's main dining room and dancing
in the Jacques Cartier Room.
On the second day the visitor may rise early and travel by
electric train to the village of Ste. Anne de Beaupre, where
[71 the miraculous Shrine of Ste. Anne is located. Following
a morning viewing the famous relics, the Sacred Stairs, the
Holy Fount and the great Cyclorama, the visitor may stop
off at a French'Canadian hostelry for lunch and then return
to Quebec. A shopping trip about Quebec City, which is
noted for its fine handicrafts, or a boat trip to the enchanting
Isle of Orleans brings the day to a pleasant close. A final
dinner in the Chateau's main dining room and an evening
ride about the city in a carriage, make two days in Quebec a
pleasant memory.
Three days in this ancient city are packed with thrills
for the visitor, for in Quebec there is an inexhaustible store
of things, old and rare.
Monday morning can be pleasantly spent in rambling
about that section of the city within easy walking distance
of the Chateau Frontenac. There are so many monuments
and interesting buildings to see, Dufferin Terrace on which
to stroll, and beautiful scenery to enjoy. After luncheon
at the Chateau, the visitor will perhaps decide to drive
about the city in one of Quebec's electric observation cars,
with side trips to handicraft shops afterwards. Then
back to dinner in the Chateau's main dining room and
dancing in the panelled Jacaues Cartier Room concludes
a glorious day.
One of Quebec's famous horse-drawn "caleches" and a
courteous French-Canadian driver, provides the best means
of seeing the real Quebec, on Tuesday. Storehouses of
historic lore, the old "cochers" ferret out the interesting
points of the city and relate vivid tales from its storied
past. During the day Lower Town should be visited,
where one will find the narrowest street in North America.
The Parliament Buildings, Museum, Battlefields Park, are
but a few of the "sights" worthy of attention, and which
one will want to see. In the evening, after dinner at the
Chateau see a French play or movie before retiring.
A visit to the famous Shrine of Ste Anne de Beaupre can
be the centre of Wednesday's activities. This can be
completed during the morning, returning in time to board
a boat which leaves from below the Chateau for the lovely
Isle of Orleans—to spend the afternoon there among the
still existent relics of the past. The three-day stay comes
to an end with a round of the shops and an evening of dining
and dancing at the Chateau.
Upon arrival at the Chateau Frontenac, on Monday, the
visitor can open an interesting tour of discovery, by strolling
about the Upper Town near the hotel. Quaint winding
streets are everywhere and many unique historic buildings
are within easy walking distance. Then—ramble about
Dufferin Terrace—dine in the Chateau's main dining room
—enjoy a cocktail in the Terrace Cafe—and dance in the
Jacques Cartier Room, to an excellent orchestra.
An appropriate beginning for Tuesday's tour would be
a drive about the historic city in one of Quebec's famous
electric observation cars, through the St. Sauveur and
downtown sections of the city. Perhaps a round of the
many shops which are crammed with fine specimens of the
French-Canadian "habitant" domestic arts. Then, a visit
to the Ursuline Convent and other famous religious institutions of historic interest, such as the Seminary, Laval
University and Hotel Dieu Hospital, will make Tuesday's
programme indeed memorable.
Wednesday can be spent at the famous shrine of Ste.
Anne de Beaupre, a few miles from Quebec, visiting many
famous spots such as the Sacred Stairs, the Holy Fount and
the Cyclorama. This scenic trip is made by electric car
along the Beauport shore. Returning to Quebec the visitor
can dine at the Chateau and afterwards mingle with the
strollers on the popular Dufferin Terrace.
By hiring a traditional "caleche" or two-wheel horse-
drawn buggy, the visitor can spend Thursday in the older
section of the city, with its narrow streets and lesser-
known historic points. An old Quebec "cocher" or cabbie
will relate colourful tales from the past as you jog along.
Then stop for lunch at a wayside inn on one of the byways
and back to the Chateau for dining and dancing.
No holiday in Quebec is complete without a visit to the
picturesque Isle of Orleans. Boarding the ferry just below
the Chateau, or over the new bridge, you are transported
to a world of the past, with its wayside crosses and outdoor
ovens. Here ox-drawn carts, and spinning wheels are
still in everyday use.
Saturday can be devoted to visiting the Houses of Parliament, the Provincial Museum, Battlefields Park, with a
side-trip to the famous Montmorency Falls a few miles from
the city. Then in the evening, to climax a glorious day,
dine at the Chateau and mingle with the "Quebecois"
dancing in the Ballroom.
191 Following services on Sunday morning in one of the many
churches near the Chateau, the visitor will enjoy strolling
on Dufferin Terrace. In the afternoon, a trip across the
St. Lawrence River to Levis will be appreciated. From
Levis the embattled heights of Quebec look indeed imposing.
To reach Levis the visitor boards one of the ferries which
ply across the river three hundred feet below the Chateau.
Returning later to Quebec and the Chateau to enjoy the
fine French-Canadian cuisine for which the hotel is deservedly famous, and then a regretful departure for home.
Arriving on Monday, the tourist is ensconsed in one of the
Chateau Frontenac's attractive rooms, looking out over
the St. Lawrence River or the beautiful St. Lawrence
Valley. The day and evening can be a romantic experience
in discovery. The visitor becomes acquainted with delicious Canadian cuisine in the main dining room or the
Terrace Cafe of the Chateau and invariably takes a stroll
on the famous Dufferin Terrace, where he can absorb some
of Quebec's French-Canadian atmosphere and gaze upon
a panorama or breathtaking beauty. The evening can
be topped off by dancing in the Jacques Cartier Room to a
rhythmic orchestra.
Go a little farther afield on Tuesday, by driving about
the city in an electric observation car, stopping off at
fascinating shops with their French Canadian handicrafts
and domestic art products.
Wednesday can be a delightful experience if the visitor
takes one of Quebec's famous "caleches" or horse-drawn
buggies. The drivers of these quaint vehicles are veritable
storehouses of historic lore, and regale the visitor with
colourful tales as they drive through the picturesque winding
A tour of the many beautiful churches and historic
chapels with their famous statues, rare paintings and ancient
relics will make Thursday a day full of interest. They can
be reached by walking or driving in one of the traditional
On Friday, off by electric car, to the world-famous Shrine
of Ste. Anne de Beaupre. The day can be devoted to
visiting the great Basilica, with its many sacred objects and
the various other well-known spots in this miraculous place
of pilgrimage which has been called the "Lourdes of
America." Typical French-Canadian meals can be enjoyed at one of the many inns in Ste. Anne de Beaupre.
The great Montmorency Falls on the road to Ste. Anne
de Beaupre can provide the background for a happy Saturday
in the Quebec region. Set amid breathtaking beauty,
the Falls and the surrounding district hold a wealth of
historic relics, including the Kent House. Then on
Saturday evening there will be a round of gaiety in an Old
World setting, dining to the music of a costumed seventeenth century orchestra in the Chateau's main dining
room and dancing in the ballroom.
Sunday in Quebec is a pleasant day. Following church
service, the visitor mingles with Quebecois on Dufferin
Terrace or rides on the Levis Ferry from which storied
Quebec is seen to its best advantage. Or, again, one may
walk around Cape Diamond from the Dufferin Terrace to the
Battlefields Park via the great stairway which rounds the
cliff under the Citadel. Sunday dinner at the Chateau is
always memorable.
The idyllic Isle of Orleans with its age-old customs
provides an unforgettable Monday for the seeker of things
that are really different. Ox-carts, spinning wheels and
outdoor ovens are still in everyday use by the "habitants"
who tell strange tales from the past. A boat which leaves
from below the Chateau carries the visitor to the Island.
On Tuesday, enjoy a day of golf on the beautifully
situated course of the Royal Quebec Gold Club at Boischatel,
near Montmorency Falls. Arrangements can be made at
the Chateau. In the evening, there are French motion
picture shows and theatrical presentations to provide the
visitor with a change of pace.
The Ursuline Convent, with its wonderful museum—
the Hotel Dieu Hospital, with its relics from the past—the
great rambling walls and buildings of Laval University—
make Wednesday a day packed with historic interest.
All are within easy walking distance from the Chateau
The beauty and historic background of the famous
Battlefields Park, or Plains of Abraham, can form the setting
for Thursday's exploratory rambling. High above the
St. Lawrence River and stretching from the Citadel to the
city's western extremity, the park is a maze of monument-
studded driveways and paths replete with memories of
Canada's past.
On Friday, the tourist can spend a interesting and profit'
able day at the Quebec Provincial Museum, which boasts
some of Canada's finest collections of historic relics, art
collections and precious documents.
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A day at the Quebec Legislature, or House of Parliament
will be a unique experience for the visitor. This is the only
characteristically French-speaking Parliament in the British
Empire. Beautiful woodwork, stained glass, statuary
and paintings are to be seen on every side.
Many quaint signs are to be found in the little streets in
the lower sections of Quebec, and a walk about the city
can uncover priceless souvenirs. A ramble afoot can make
Saturday an interesting day of discovery in Quebec.
A hike about the region immediately adjacent to the city
is an ideal Sunday pastime on a fine summer day. There
are wayside crosses, quaint inns and courteous French-
Canadian "habitants" with whom to pass the time of day.
A farewell repast in the comfort of the Chateau Frontenac
brings a memorable two-weeks vacation to a close.
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