10 Du Vallon East
Levis, QC G6V 9J3
Phone: (418) 835-5605
Fax: (418) 835-9054
The imposing spire of this magnificent Neo-Gothic edifice is one of the most recognizable in the old city. Built in the 1850s, Chalmers-Wesley United Church is an extremely well-preserved monument, with stellar architectural details and original features. As you step-in, the stained glass windows from the late 19 Century will take your breath away. The sanctuary, with its original woodwork itself is worth admiring. Besides worship services, the church is actively involved in music and hosts a very popular Summer Concert Series. Check website for more.
Quebec City can be best explored under the guidance of Les Tours Voir Quebec. Choose from their various tour options or simply customize it according to your preference. And the knowledgeable tour guides will lead you from here, acquainting you with the city's history, architecture, art and culture. For more details, log onto their website.
One of Quebec City's best-known streets, this tiny, narrow alleyway winds its way through the upper part of Old Quebec, just east of the Château Frontenac. The main attraction of the Rue du Trésor is the year-round display of local art, most of which is of far higher quality than one would expect on a typical tourist avenue. The original idea was hatched by fine arts students in the 1960s, and their spirit lives on in the fine paintings, silkscreens and etchings of Jacques Brousseau, Jean Cencig and other well-known locals.
Founded by Bishop François de Laval in 1663, Séminaire de Québec has since been serving the community of Quebec City. The seminary consists of several buildings built in different eras, most of which are of historic significance. Buildings within the complex include the Petit Séminaire, Camille-Roy Building, Grand Séminaire and Jean-Olivier-Briand Building. The seminary has been a National Historic Site of Canada since 1929.
It's difficult to single out an area of Old or Vieux Quebec as especially good for shopping; amidst the hundreds of historic buildings, tourist attractions, pubs and restaurants lie dozens of boutiques, galleries, souvenir shops and other distinctive establishments. Among the better known streets are the rue du Trésor, near the Château Frontenac; where dozens of local artists, including Jacques Brousseau and Jean Cencig display and sell their creations outdoors. St-Jean and St-Paul Streets contain any number of less touristy boutiques and shops that most visitors never enter; combine your shopping with an evening on the town or dinner at one of Canada's finest bistros and you will be experiencing all that Vieux-Québec has to offer.
A privately owned secondary school, Petit Séminaire de Québec is a French Language Roman Catholic school. Established in 1668, it is one of the oldest in the area. Along with the academic programs offered here, there also offer many extra curricular activities and sports for the overall development of students.
Built in 1817, Chapelle des Jésuites is one of the earliest places of worship in the old city. Right from the eye-catching steeple to the stellar architectural features inside, the original features of the church have been well-preserved. Designed by renowned architect, Francois Baillarge, the church features notable works of historic art including the striking stained-glass windows as well as statues. The church provides reading material for those keen to know more about its history and features, and also offers guided tours. Call for more information.
Strategically situated in the main commercial area of the city, Centre des Congres de Quebec has hosted several important events and is well-equipped with high-end audio-visual equipments. Offering massive exhibition space, this place is an ideal venue for hosting key events like seminars, conferences and exhibitions. The professional staff assures you the best hospitality services. For further information, please check the website.
The Hôtel-Dieu de Québec is a main area hospital, a member of CHUQ (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec), and a teaching hospital for Laval University. It offers all major services and an emergency room. This hospital specializes in transplant surgery and cancer treatment.
Quebec City's magnificent downtown train station reopened in 1985 after nearly ten years of disuse; it now provides very convenient access to the city and remains one of Quebec's defining structures. Trains from the Gare du Palais serve Montreal directly, four daily, with connections there to Toronto, northern Quebec and the United States. Eastbound trains reaching Atlantic Canada and the Gaspé Peninsula leave from Charny, on the south shore, a shuttle bus from the Gare du Palais, which is also the city's main bus station, is offered. The station is within easy walking distance of Old Quebec, but taxis will deposit you mere seconds from your platform.
Yacht-Club de Québec is a wonderful recreation and learning zone for families. The history of the Yacht-Club de Québec goes back to 1861, when it was created by a group of enthusiastic sailors for yacht races. The club saw its fair share of ups and downs; finally, in the 1960s the club was officially registered as the Yacht-Club de Québec and it made this beautiful location, on the western bank of the Saint Lawrence River, as their base. The club offers various water activities, docking provisions at its well-facilitated marina. Yacht-Club de Québec is home to a sailing school, that trains people of varied age groups; you can enrol for group or private lessons. An on-site restaurant offers delicious fares; sit at the summer terrace, while enjoying beautiful views of the marina. A play area for children, barbecue zones, biking trails and a swimming pool are also available at Yacht-Club de Québec.
Quebec City actually supports artists by providing them accommodation in an attempt to promote culture in the city. Quartier Saint-Roch neighborhood reflects the effort and is predicted to be the new center of art. There are around 150 studios in Quartier Saint-Roch. So make a trip here if you truly appreciate art.