Québec: Cobblestones, Waterfalls and Woodcarvers

Stroll America’s oldest street, visit Basilica of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre, see a woodcarving demonstration and savor delicious regional cuisine as you explore Québec with local experts.
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Program No. 2746RJ
6 days
Starts at
6 days
5 nights
13 meals
5B 3L 5D
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At a Glance

Auberge du Mont invites you to take learning on the road! Four all-day field trips allow you to experience Québec first-hand. Begin by exploring the walled city of Old Québec by bus and then meander along these 17th century streets on your own. Visit the world-class Museum of Civilization and trace the story of Québec from New France to today. At St-Jean-Port-Joli, the Wood Carving Capital, meet a wood carver, visit carving exhibits and visit a maple sugar shack. Along the Beaupre Coast, the Cradle of New France, witness the inspiring architecture of the Basilica of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre, experience the rural heritage of the Isle of Orleans and see geology in the making at Montmorency Falls.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the cobblestone streets of Old Québec with experts as you take in the Colonial-era buildings.
  • Visit the Museum of Civilization and then wander down Rue du Petit Champlain, North America’s oldest street.
  • Experience a real Québécois tradition and maple syrup at a cabine-à-sucre and a woodcarving demonstration at St.-Jean-Port-Joli.
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A Traveller's History of Canada
by Robert Bothwell
A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline.
Shadows on the Rock
by Willa Cather
Set at the end of the 17th century in rural Quebec, this beautifully realized novel highlights the struggles of the Parisian widower Auclair and his young daughter to adapt to their new land.
Why I Hate Canadians
by Will Ferguson
This is the tenth anniversary edition of Ferguson's wickedly astute cultural salvo, the collection of humorous essays that launched his career. As you might guess, the title is tongue-in-cheek.
The St. Lawrence
by Henry Beston
In this original survey of the St. Lawrence, renowned naturalist Henry Beston not only includes the history of the river, but also its land and its people. Originally published in 1942, illustrated with sketches.
The Canadian Frontier, 1534-1760
by W. J. Eccles
A popular, groundbreaking academic history of New France in the colonial era.
A People's History of Quebec
by Robin Philbot, Jacques Lacoursiere
This swift overview of Quebec’s 450-year history by a leading historian covers everything from the earliest days of colonization to the province’s recent efforts to gain independence. Includes a helpful timeline.
Xenophobe's Guide to the Canadians
by Vaughn Roste
This irreverent pocket guide to cultural awareness is both insightful -- and entertaining.
Wolfe at Quebec, The Man Who Won the French and Indian War
by Christopher Hibbert
Hibbert brings the campaigns, life at Louisborg and dramatic capture of Quebec in 1759 to life in this tale of the neurotic, complex British general.
Canada and Quebec: One Country, Two Histories
by Robert Bothwell
An in-depth look at Canada-Quebec relations through interviews with prominent Canadian figures.
by Kenneth Roberts, N. C. Wyeth (Illustrator)
The grand historical novel of Colonel Benedict Arnold's doomed march on Quebec in 1775, told through the eyes of a soldier in the Continental Army. Rich in historical detail.
Three Weeks in Quebec City: The Meeting That Made Canada
by Christopher Moore
A riveting history of the earliest drafting of a Canadian national constitution during the Quebec Conference of 1864.
by Margaret Atwood
One of Atwood's earliest novels, a suspenseful yarn where a young woman becomes entangled in affairs, mysteries and the haunting draw of nature as she searches for her missing father on an island off the coast of northern Quebec.
Still Life
by Louise Penny
Louise Penny’s award-winning debut novel is also the first in the mystery series starring Inspector Armand Gamache. In this initial installment, Inspector Gamache must investigate a suspicious death in the rural, forested village of Three Pines.
Michelin Green Guide Quebec
by Michelin Travel Publications
A thorough introduction to the region in the classic Michelin style, featuring brief descriptions of all the major attractions.
Historical Atlas of Canada, Canada's History Illustrated With Original Maps
by Derek Hayes
Covering over 1,000 years of Canadian history (from above) this historical atlas includes previously unpublished maps, charts and illustrations, newly discovered in archives and libraries from around the world.
Negotiating a River, Canada, the US, and the Creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway
by Daniel Macfarlane
This political and environmental history looks at the defining episodes of the St. Lawrence Seaway megaproject, from the complex diplomatic negotiations between the US and Canada to its lasting impact on transnational relations.
Quebec Province Map
by RouteMaster
The Canadian cartographers' map of the province at a scale of 1:750,000.
Moon Handbooks Montreal & Quebec City
by Sacha Jackson
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations.

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