Walking about 2 miles (3.2 km) over 3 hours over hilly terrain and cobblestones.
A buffet breakfast will be available at the hotel.
Enjoy a presentation about the, History of Quebec City, beginning with its founding, to the fortifications which surround the Old Town and date back to 1745, to the culture of the city today. This morning’s field trip will lead us on a walking exploration of Upper Town which begins at the hotel. Visit the monument of Samuel de Champlain, father of New France and founder of Quebec City. Travel to Dufferin Terrace where we’ll observe the magnificent views of the mountains, St. Lawrence River, Lower Town and the star-shaped Citadel. Enrich your knowledge of the city while learning about cannons, loopholes, Quebec’s defenses under different regimes, Artillery Park and Quebec’s fortifications.
Taste local cuisine at a nearby restaurant.
Explore the Museum of Civilization where we’ll learn about the Indigenous Peoples, their culture, traditions, and their contemporary expression of international autochthony. Museum staff will lead us through the various Indigenous territories, through a storyline which will recreate their vision of history and challenges for the future. Learn about Quebec, a comparison of “Then and Now” while listening to a lecture by our historian after we walk back to the hotel.
Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
The evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure. You may wish to acquaint yourself further with your fellow Road Scholar travelers, explore local galleries, or enjoy the hotel amenities.