- Quebec City
Thinking to Visit Quebec City? It's pure Old World Europe right smack in North America, the heart and soul of francophone culture in the New World, and it's got a boisterous and down-to-earth population proud to show it all off. In short, it's hard not to be completely wowed by the place.
Snap Le Chateau
Paris might have the Eiffel Tower but Quebec City has its own postcard icon in Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. Known as "the world's most photographed hotel", the multi-turreted sentinel looms over North America's only walled city. Drop in to its Bar St-Laurent for a signature martini (the Winston Churchill is gin with a splash of Scotch), then flop into a window seat to enjoy your cocktail along with mesmerising views over the St Lawrence River.
Ride the river ferry
Where's the best place to photograph that famous hotel? The answer is from the St Lawrence itself. Ride of the river Ferry is one of the best adventures you can have. Go at dusk to catch the hotel in the soft light of sunset; return as the lights come on and sparkle off the water.
Sledding for big kids
Ride the epic 82-metre-high ice slide - Les Glissades de la Terrasse - built 200 metres from Le Chateau Frontenac each winter. Cart a rope-handled wooden toboggan from the bottom and then scream towards the gravel pit that acts as a brake (toboggans can reach speeds of 90km/h). Want to up the rush? Join G-forces with a couple of strangers (three can fit on a sled in a pinch) to go faster. Even though the slide is positioned next to the St Lawrence, don't expect much time to admire the view on the way down.