Weekend Trip to Quebec City
Our weekend trip to Quebec City is definitely a highlight for our gappers!
After an initial reccy of the nearby area (we stay in the beautiful old town of Quebec City) and a food refuel of pizza, the gappers headed to Valcartier – the largest winter playground for some gravity defying experiences!
With snow slides galore to choose from, gappers particularly enjoyed snow rafting and the ultimate night tubing run – Everest! Being dropped down a near vertical ice run in a rubber ring produced some blood curdling screams! And that was just from the photographer…
The adrenaline fuelled evening ended with a much needed drink at the Hôtel de Glace – an amazing snow structure with sparkling ice sculptures, dazzling decor and an ice bar serving drinks in handmade ice glasses!
The next morning was Carnival time! Gappers headed out to experience the biggest Winter Carnival in North America with ice skating and tobogganing or simply a wander around the Ice Palace to watch the parade.
Some gappers visited the Montmorency Falls, a massive waterfall, which in winter is breath taking. In the cold weather, the splashes from the waterfall freeze and end up forming the famous ‘Pain de Sucre’ (Sugar Loaf), an impressive cone of ice at the base.
After an action packed day, the gappers explored some of Quebec City’s nightlife, sampling some of the local bars (the favourite being an authentic Irish Pub!) and ending up in the castle-themed Dagobert nightclub.
After a not so early start to the final day, students wandered the streets of the historically fascinating city of Quebec, picking up some last minute gifts and souvenirs before heading home to Tremblant.
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