Tanya's Daily Scoop
CURRENTLY TRAVELING IN: QUEBEC CITY
I'm so excited to be here!!!
When we pulled up into Old Quebec yesterday evening, I was just so excited...I was squealing - YES FOLKS I SQUEAL!
And I am still so excited to be here!!
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To catch you up, yesterday we woke up in Montreal
(16 of the Most Interesting Facts about Montreal) and it was snowing - to me that was perfect!
I love the winter and I love the snow!!
And I love sticking to THE PLAN - which is generally my plan!
So I was quite eager to go place an order at this iconic bagel shoppe that by the way has outstanding Yelp reviews.
After biting into this famed Bagel - I found the texture to be spot on, but to me they are a bit on the sweet side, needing a touch more salt. But still good nonetheless.
However there is no competition between the NY Bagel and the Montreal Bagel...
For the ultimate bagel taste test, I should've tried the Polish bagel when I was in Poland last July. Guess I'll do that next time!
After the bagel stop, guess where we went...to go find more FOOD - treats and sweets this time around and off we went to the Sophie Sucree vegan bakery!
Barbie Expo permanent haute couture exhibit to share with you on W2GW - and I still will...
BUT I was just so excited to go and check it out - I squeezed time in my already planned out itinerary just to go see this!
I was a huge fan of everything Barbie as a kid, and although it was advertised all over the place as opening in February - there was no exact date and guess what they were still not open.
BOO - yes I was quite disappointed.
- Jacques Cartier, a French explorer landed here in 1535. It wasn’t until 1608 when Samuel de Champlain arrived that a permanent wooden fort and fur trading post were set up.
- Quebec City, also known as Ville de Québec in French, is the capital city of Canada's Quebec province.
- The Quebec provincial flag was adopted on January 21, 1948. The flag depicts a white cross and 4 'fleurs-de-lis' on a blue background. The fleurs-de-lis had been used as the royal seal on the banners of French kings since the 1100’s.
- Quebec City is located at the intersection of the St. Lawrence and the St. Charles River. The city’s name is derived from Kébec, an Algonquin word meaning “where the river narrows”.
- Quebec City is the only walled city north of Mexico. It has 4.6 kilometers of walls.
- The oldest part of Quebec City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.
- The Chateau Frontenac is the world’s most photographed hotel.
- J.A. Moisan Epicier dating back to 1871 is the oldest grocery store in North America.
- The narrowest house in North America is located on rue Donnaconna in Quebec City? Indeed, it is only 3.7 meters (12 feet) long.
- Quebec’s forest covers more than 750,000 km2, which is the size of Sweden and Norway together? It represents 20% of the Canadian forests and 2% of the world’s forests.
- More than 95 percent of Quebec City residents speak French, with a third of the population speaking both English and French.
- The Hotel de Glace in Quebec is built every year from 50 workers using 400 tons of ice and 12,000 tons of snow.
- The motto of Quebec is “Je me souviens” (French for “I remember”).
- Quebec City was the former capital of Canada, established in 1840. But in 1867, Ottawa was chosen to be the capital of the Dominion of Canada.
- The longest cantilever bridge in the world is found in Quebec: Le pont de Quebec measures over 3239 feet.
- Quebec’s “funicular railway” was built in 1879 by William Griffith as a sort of elevator connecting the Lower Town to the Upper Town. At a height of 59-metres and an angle of 45 degrees, it’s a much nicer ride than climbing the stairs! It’s also the only one of its kind in North America.