This holiday season, Rob and I decided to forgo gifts to one another for our birthdays and Christmas and, instead, go on a trip together. It was our first “real” time away (alone!) since Landon was born and while we missed him so much (I don’t think we talked about much else!), it was nice to enjoy some time with just the two of us. When we planned to book a trip, we went back and forth on where we should visit before landing on Quebec City. With only doing a long weekend, it was the perfect place for a just a few days away and a short plane ride! And it was already cold here in Washington, DC so we figured a little snow would just make the weather more pleasant.
We stayed at the Le Chateau Frontenac which is in the heart of the city! It’s an absolutely stunning property that, as the name suggests, looks like a real castle! Plus it’s within walking distance to just about everything you could want to see or do in Quebec City, so no need for an Uber unless you’re leaving town. Our favorite part of visiting this time of year was definitely the Christmas market! During our visit, we also went ice skating, to afternoon tea, tobogganing down the ice luge… but honestly, just wandering the streets and seeing the beautiful city that reminded me of somewhere in Europe was magical all on its own.
And a few iPhone pics of our favorite eats, tobogganing, and more!
And, of course, I can’t leave out the best part of the entire trip — dog sledding! There are several different companies in the areas surrounding the city, but we went with Chenil la Poursuite which is just a 30-minute ride North. The service was fantastic and the entire experience was like nothing else! We had a blast petting all the puppies in the barn and walking through the barracks to see all the sled dogs. As a heads up to anyone considering a visit, the dogs here are all working dogs which means they live a bit differently than what we are used to in the States with our pets! It may seem jarring at first, but in talking with the owners, it’s clear how much these animals are valued and cared for. In fact, the dogs LOVE what they do and were all so excited to be out on one of the first runs of the season. Each dog on the property indulged in an entire chicken a day and we were able to walk the rows and pet every single one; not one dog was aggressive, although some were a bit shy!