Romantic Places in Quebec
Quebec countryside A vast expanse of forests, lakes and farmland. The New World’s French heritage is reflected in Quebec’s countryside auberges. Manoir Hovey 575, chemin Hovey North Hatley, J0B 2C0, Quebec T: +1 (819) 842-2421. 41 rooms. US$ 280- www.manoirhovey.com A romantic hotel with exposed beams and fireplaces siting high on a bank overlooking Lake Massawippi. Charlevoix A favorite summer retreat destination for French Canadians, the region contains charming auberges, farms, art galleries and good whale watching opportunities. Charlevoix borders the St. Lawrence river and is located 1/2 hour northeast of Quebec City. La Pinsonniere 124, Saint-Raphael Cap-a-Aigle, G0T 1B0, Quebec T: +1 (418) 665-4431. 27 rooms. US$ 140-$455 www.lapinsonniere.com Panoramic St. Lawrence river views, four poster beds and a renowned kitchen. Ask for a room with a river view. Quebec City Founded as a fur-trading post in 1608, Quebec city is both one of North America’s oldest cities and the only fortified one. Its Old Town is a designated world heritage site. Located northeast of Montreal.
Auberge Saint-Antoine 8 Saint-Antoine St., Quebec City T: +1 418 692-221. 95 rooms. US$ 195- www.saint-antoine.com Creatively crafted from a 19th century maritime building with wide-planked floors, rough brickwork and heavy timber beams. Located in the heart of old town Quebec. Montreal Built atop 17th century foundations next to an old port setting, the charming Old Montreal district features meandering streets, historic buildings and boutique shops. Hostellerie Pierre du Calvet 405 Rue Bonsecours Montreal, Quebec T: +1 866 544-1725. 9 room b&b. US$ 140- www.pierreducalvet.ca 1725 stone Breton-style house with timbered ceilings, located on a narrow cobblestoned street in the Old City. Benjamin Franklin slept here. Hotel Place d’Armes 701, Cote de la Place D’Armes Montreal, QC H2Y 2X6 T: +1 514 842 1887. 48 rooms. US$ 125- www.hotelplacedarmes.com Restored 19th century stone building located in the Old Montreal Quarter, just steps away from Notre Dame Basilica and Place d’Armes. Capital Region/Gatineau Park The Capital Region stretches out over both sides of the Ottawa River to include parts of two Canadian provinces — Quebec (to the north) and Ontario (to the south). The area includes Ottawa, Canada’s capital, and pristine Gatineau Park, with its over 30,000 acres of hills, forest, lakes and streams. Wakefield Inn 60 Mill Road Wakefield, Quebec, Canada T: +1 819 459-1838. 40 rooms. www.wakefieldmill.com Originally an 1838 stone mill, the heritage-designated inn straddles Gatineau Park’s most picturesque waterfall. Set next to the Trans Canada Trail with its 250 kms of connecting skiing, hiking and cycling trails, this romantic hotel is the only inn within Gatineau Park. Located 25 miles northwest of Ottawa.