123 Boul Frontenac Ouest
Thetford Mines, QC G6G 7S7
Phone: (418) 338-0171
Fax: (418) 338-9252
123 Boul Frontenac Ouest, Thetford Mines, QC, CA, G6G 7S7
- Phone: (418) 338-0171
- Fax: (418) 338-9252
This south shore railway station sees four trains daily arriving from Montreal on their way to the downtown Gare du Palais. It is also the starting point for passengers headed east, either to Moncton, Halifax and Atlantic Canada or to the Gaspé peninsula. Shuttle buses depart from the Gare du Palais to meet the 10p eastbound trains and return passengers who arrive at the pleasant hour of 4:45a. You won't find much in the way of services beyond a coffee shop. Access to the station is via the Pierre Laporte Bridge, south from Ste-Foy; allow at least 20 minutes from downtown Quebec.
The Centre Hospitalier Université Laval (CHUL) is a primary hospital in Ste-Foy area and member of CHUQ (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec). This hospital offers all major services and an emergency room. It is home to Laval University's main research center and attracts many of the province's leaders in their fields.
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's Jean Lesage International Airport is hardly a major hub, but it serves its purpose; direct flights bring visitors and business travelers from Boston, New York, Toronto and Montreal, along with less frequent services to other Canadian centers. Seasonal charters serve Paris, Florida, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. The single terminal is located in Sainte-Foy, on the south shore, less than 20 kilometers from downtown Quebec. Travelers will find all basic services, duty-free and gift shops, a newsstand and currency exchange. A small bar and restaurant provides decent sustenance. Taxis, limousines and buses should take no more than 45 minutes to reach the airport even at rush hour. Parking is free for 10 minutes, therefore there is a charge. There is no regular public transport to the airport from downtown. Taxis from downtown and limousine companies each charge different rates.
Quebec City is the capital of the Quebec province in Canada. This city is abundant with great architecture, rich culture and is also known to be the most historical city in Canada. This place is also internationally famous for its "Summer Festival" and the "Winter Carnival". A city which certainly calls for more exploration.
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 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.
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.
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.
Located on boulevard de Langelier, the Hôpital-Général de Québec was established in 1692. The medical facility established by Jean-Baptiste de Saint-Vallier, the Bishop of Quebec acquired and independent monastery the beginning of 1700s. As of now, the site serves as a geriatric care facility for the elderly with mental and cognitive deficits by the name of Centre d'hébergement Hôpital général de Québec.
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.
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.