My Trip to Quebec ♡

This is the reason I haven’t been posting much recently! I’ve been away for two weeks :O I went to visit where my Mom’s side of the family came from which is Quebec, Canada! I hope you like my pictures 🙂

Day 1:

On my first day in Montreal, Quebec we went straight to downtown Montreal!

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My grandma and I at the top of Mount Royal.

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This is St. Joseph’s Oratory which is on top of Mount Royal.

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This was at the Jean Talon market in Montreal. They had tons of flowers, fruit & veggie stands, and little maple syrup treats 🙂

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We went to the cemetery to visit my grandmother’s best friend’s grave and we randomly came across Maurice Richard’s grave. If you are Canadian or a big hockey fan, you’ll know who that is 😉 He even had a Canadians flag which was really cute because we saw this when the Canadians were still in the playoffs.

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We ate lunch at the infamous Shwartz’s restaurant and of course, I had my first Montreal Smoked Meat sandwich… in Montreal. And, as you can see, there is a lot of street art in Montreal.

Day 2:

On the 2nd day we went to old Montreal. Which is basically the historic part of Montreal that is hundreds of years old!

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Spotted a circular rainbow!!!

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The St. Notre Dame Basilica is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. I’m not the least bit religious but this was just beautiful!

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They have horse-drawn carriages in Old Montreal (Old Quebec as well) and you can pay to ride around the city. I didn’t do that but I fed the horse a carrot LOL

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Just some scenery 🙂

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I was staying at my Grandma’s high school friend’s home for the first part of my trip and this was their front yard. They basically lived in a forest. So beautiful ❤

Day 3:

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Who doesn’t love a sunset?

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This is the backyard of the house I was staying at ❤

Skipping ahead to day 6:

We drove from Montreal to Quebec City which is wear my Grandma grew up.

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Of course I had to have poutine at least once on my trip… This was at a restaurant called Saint Germain. My grandma used to go here a lot with her dad while she was growing up 🙂

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This is a well-known alley way in Quebec City called Rue du Tresor. Artists set up their artwork on the walls and they are available for purchase. They’re mostly paintings of Quebec City, I picked up 3 🙂

Day 7:

My grandma and I did a bus tour of Quebec City!

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Bus selfie obviously!

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Mont Morency! What more can I say?

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St-Anne de Beaupre – yet another beautiful church.

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Just a random shot I took in the streets of Quebec City.

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Dinner at Restaurant au Parmesan. Probably one of the best restaurant experiences I’ve ever had! So much fun and the food was awesome!

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And of course dessert! This is a french Canadian thing I believe? It’s called Queues de Castor which means beaver tail. You can get all different kinds of toppings. Sooo good 😀

Day 8:

This was our last day in Quebec City!

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Before we left Quebec City we went to the cemetery to pay our respects to some family members. This is my grandma’s father’s grave and this was my first time “meeting” him. Then I accidentally deleted the photo of my other great grandparents grave because my grandma told me it wasn’t the right grave hahaha oh well.

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We drove back to Montreal after the cemetery and just relaxed at the house for the rest of the day. I had the chance to FaceTime my family as well. It looks like they’re posing for the photo but this was completely candid 🙂

Day 9:

We drove to a city in Quebec that’s pretty close to Ottawa to stay with my aunt for a couple of days.

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Yet another sunset. This one is taken from my aunt’s balcony.

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My aunt was babysitting 3 dogs plus she has 2 of her own so I was pretty happy about that 😛

Day 10:

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My aunt is an artist and so she taught me how to paint kinda? I’m the least artistic person I know LOL

Day 11:

Last day at my aunt’s house.

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Here’s Diego, Mika, Fifi, Zoey, and Bella is buried in there somewhere!

Day 12:

We drove to Ottawa to stay with my cousin, his wife, and his 3-year-old son for the remainder of the trip!

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Dinner at Kelsey’s!

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A bridge that goes over the Rideau Canal in Ottawa is starting to collect locks like the bridge in Paris!

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The Rideau Canal. In the winter it freezes over and people skate on it 🙂

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This is my little devilish cousin named Aiden.

Then I flew home back to Vancouver!

I had a really amazing trip, I did so many different things, met many new people, and learned a lot about where my family came from and just learned a lot in general. I feel so blessed to live in such a beautiful country and I’m so glad I finally got to see more of it!

Let me know what your favourite vacation was!

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