Canada: tourist itinerary


Tourist itinerary to discover Canada, taken from a travel story of one of our readers, with an indication of the places to visit and distances traveled in the various movements.

Travel itinerary

Last July I was in Canada convinced by some of my friends who had been there the year before and had been enthusiastic about it.

I booked everything through the internet with the intention of going to visit in particular Quebec which represents, according to many and as I was able to see for myself, one of the most beautiful areas.

I took the direct flight from Milan Malpensa to Montreal and, after landing, I collected the booked rental car.

I found a climate similar to ours in the same period, maybe two or at most three degrees less.

As a first stop I stop in Montreal staying in a beautiful hotel in the center of the Hotel Plateau Royale, located in the heart of the lively Plateau district in an ideal position to explore this romantic and fascinating city.

The city of Montrèal is a large metropolis located at the mouth of the San Lorenzo river whose population, although largely of French origin, also speaks a lot of English.

The whole area of ​​the old port is very beautiful, with Cartier square animated by small typical restaurants, stalls and street artists.

Two bridges connect with the island of Santa Elena and Nostra Signora where the circular construction of the biosphere which is dedicated to water is found, of which all Canada is very rich, the Drapeau park and the famous circuit where the Formula 1 car races.

In the city center there are impressive shopping centers and very high skyscrapers.

For a beautiful view of the city with the San Lorenzo river I was advised by the hotel staff to go to the Mont Royal hill, from which I took wonderful photos with my ubiquitous digital camera.

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Other interesting places are the Olympic park built for the Olympics held in Montreal in 1976, the botanical garden with numerous greenhouses created to simulate the climates of all geographical areas of the world, the reserve of the Iroquois Indians Kahnawake.

On the third day I decide to leave Montreal and head towards Quebec city along a road with little traffic that crosses enchanting landscapes.

As I move away from Montreal, nature becomes more and more luxuriant with an incessant succession of small villages made up of a few wooden and stone houses.

Without even realizing it, thanks to the pleasantness of the trip, I arrive in Quebec and easily find my hotel Auberge du Littoral, where I find an optimal accommodation with car parking.

The historic center is made up of an upper and a lower part of the city.

The upper part, which is surrounded by walls, is influenced by the French architectural influence, especially in its Chateau Frontenac castle which represents its symbol.

Along a wooden walkway called terrasse Dufferin, which starts from the place d'armes where the castle stands, I arrive at the Citadelle, where the Canadian army is based and where you can watch the typical changing of the guard.

After leaving the walls I go to see an exhibition of works by local artists in the Quebec museum.

Afterwards, to buy time, I climb on the funicular to reach rue Petit Champlin, which includes very characteristic shops and restaurants.

Then I arrive at the old port where I ask for information for the excursions to the island of Orleans and to the Montmorency falls to be made the next day.

After the stay in Quebec City, I get back in the car and head to Baie S. Caterine, a small village at the entrance of the Saguenay fjord and near the town of Tadoussac, where with a boat excursion I was able to admire one of the whales that live in the bay.

My trip ends here but I was really satisfied with Canada and recommend it to everyone.

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