Fun Things to Do in Quebec City
Quebec City is a great place to visit in Canada because of its historical attractions and wonderful scenery. The city spans from St. Lawrence River to the Old Town, which was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Aside from the typical sightseeing which includes a trip to the Upper Town and Lower Town, there are other fun things one can do in the beautiful Quebec City. Here are some of them:
Playing Online Games
After a long tiring day of sightseeing and other activities, many people prefer resting in the comfort of their hotel room. Since most hotels nowadays are equipped with Wi-Fi, it makes it easier for people to access online games. One of the most fun games one can play online is poker and there are now many gaming sites that offer various poker games including partypoker.com. You can now enjoy a game of Texas Hold’em, Omaha Hi-Lo and 7 Card Stud without leaving your room. What’s great about PartyPoker is the option to use real money or play money. Those who only want to play for fun can use play money while those who are serious about winning huge cash can join major tournaments. There are two ways to play poker at this gaming site: either you download the software or play instantly. Just sign up at PartyPoker and make a deposit if you are ready to play for real money. Increase your chances of winning by learning new poker theories and strategies also available at the same gaming site.
Staying at the Ice Hotel
A trip to Quebec City won’t be complete without staying at the Hotel de Glace, which is one of two ice hotels in the world. Since its opening in 2001, it already accommodated half a million people from different parts of the world. If you don’t have the budget to stay at this hotel, you can take the full tour until 8 pm. Check out the massive snow vaults, impressive ice sculptures, ice bar and the wedding chapel with snow pews.
Visiting the Village Vacances Valcartier
Get ready to experience the ultimate adventure at Village Vacances Valcartier as it features a water park, go cart, camping and rafting during the summer season. Don’t worry about arriving during the winter season because it also has ice skating, tubing and more than 35 snow slides.
Riding a Horse-drawn Carriage
If you are feeling romantic, then bring your special someone for a ride on a horse-drawn carriage. Enjoy a tour at the Old Town for about an hour while riding the “caleeche”, but be prepared to pay an expensive price for that.
Riding the Ferry to Levis
A cheaper alternative to a romantic tour is by riding a ferry to Levis, which is a city located in the Chaudiere-Appalaches Region in eastern Quebec. You only need to purchase one ticket for a round trip ferry ride. Enjoy spectacular views of the Lower Town and Chateau Frontenac during the ferry ride.
Old Quebec streets. Photo by © ProvinceQuebec