By AMANDA HALM
ALT Hotel Quebec City burst onto the scene with a brazen proposition: no bell hops, no valets, no seasonal price changes, no tiny shampoo bottles. It’s a sleek, modern, à-la-carte alternative to huge chains and dated inns. The so-called “service light” approach means the decadence is in the details. High ceilings, luxurious Egyptian-cotton bedding, in-room Keurig machines and spa-style shower rooms are all standard at the ALT Hotel Quebec City.
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By AMANDA HALM
Quebec City Restaurants: Café du Clocher Penché prepares for brunch (Photo: hebdromadaires)
Quebec City restaurants run the gamut from the ultra-traditional to the sleekly modern. Visitors focused on the old walled portion of the town, however, are missing out. Some of the best flavours of the region can be found in the Quebec City restaurants located just outside the walls where touristy trappings are replaced with exciting menus and an urban vibe. Renowned bistros and cafés populate hip neighbourhoods like in Saint-Roch and Saint-Jean-Baptiste—both easily accessible by foot from the old quarter. Below, our picks for the best Quebec City restaurants on the roads less travelled.
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By SHANNON KELLY
Maison Chevalier (Photo: genevieve.ducret)
Quebec is one of Canada’s oldest cities, founded in 1608, and arguably the best preserved, so doing at least one museum on your trip here is essential. Explore French-Canadian and native history, art and even 17th-century medical technology at these fascinating museums in a fascinating city. At the very least, they can provide a respite from the summer heat! (more…)
Parc St Roch (Photo by Amy Pantone, Pantonephotography.com)
By Amanda Halm
The Old City seemingly has it all: winding cobblestone streets, Artist Alley, the looming Château Frontenac. But adventurers will discover some of the city’s best treasures in Saint-Roch, an industrial-area-turned-artist hub, and Limoilou, the city’s oldest borough. (more…)