My parents took me and my sister on so many amazing trips when I was growing up. I’ve shared posts about a few of them (England, Newfoundland, Antigua), but I’m home right now, and looking through all of our photo albums made me realize how much I haven’t shared! In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, I’ll be sharing memories and photos from some of my favourite trips: look out for St. Lucia, Australia, New Zealand, and lots of Canadian travel! My dad took all the pictures in this post and likely the others: I’m so glad he documented all this for us!
My fascination with train travel began on this very trip. In the dead of Canadian winter, booking a flight can be very risky business, and road trips are no fun during a blizzard. Trains, however, are reliable – and there’s something magical about watching our gorgeous countryside zoom by from the comfort of a train. We booked a cabin on the 22 hour train ride, spending a few days in one of the most underrated places in Canada to enjoy a winter wonderland in Quebec City!
Quebec City is basically a taste of Europe in the middle of Canada. It has a rich history and gorgeous architecture, and it’s surrounded by winter sports opportunity. A lot of people make their way here as a day trip from nearby Montreal, but I think it’s worth its own trip. We stayed in an apartment, which was my first taste of this kind of accommodation: it was two levels, had an awesome view, and made it so easy for us to save money by cooking. Halfway through the trip a total blizzard hit, but we were prepared with our hardy winter gear! Quebec City has a famous winter festival, but even at other times in the season there’s tobogganing and other awesome activities. Like most European cities, this place is sometimes best served by some aimless wandering. I hope you enjoy my dad’s pictures!