Old Fort Niagara – view from the Canadian side of the river

 

 

 

 

 

Canada, Ontario, Quebec

Hidey Ho, Neighbor! Happy 150th Canada Day / Fête du Canada / Dominion Day / Le Jour de la Confédération

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a “musher” or sled dog driver, looking a bit husky in his big coat.

 

sled dogs

 

in the surprisingly cozy bar

 

I’m not much of a drinker, but tried the hotel’s signature cider cocktail, in a glass made of ice, and found it delicious, almost impossible to put down.

 

In the chapel

 

Many of the rooms had amazing carvings on the walls. I didn’t meet anyone actually staying for the night. I overheard people discussing the possibility of renting rooms by the hour/hot sheet hotel, wondering if the room service would be glacial, etc. but no one actually planning on staying the night.

 

blocks of bluish ice

 

all the carvings were imaginative and well-done

 

My sister is impervious to cold. I cannot believe we’re related.

 

 

 

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Ice Hotel – – Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Québec, Canada

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Heading for the hills.

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1903 Théâtre Capitole de Québec

1903 Théâtre Capitole de Québec

 

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copper roof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1893 Château Frontenac

1893 Château Frontenac

 

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advanced Lego project

 

 

Parliament

1886 Hôtel du Parlement (Parliament of Quebec)

 

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Ice floes on the St. Lawrence

 

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1817 Chapelle des Jésuites

 

 

 

 

 

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looking up toward La Promenade des Gouverneurs

 

 

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Basilique-cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec. Famous as the “engulfed cathedral” and generally unable to be used until late July, when most of the snow has melted.

 

 

 

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Ok, baker’s dozen. What a beautiful city.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Dozen Rooftops. Ville de Québec, Canada

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