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In Canada, a white Christmas is a given in most cities. Living in Ottawa, I can’t remember a time when we didn’t have at least a little bit of snow on the ground. The idealistic white Christmas referred to in all the Christmas songs is something we tend to take for granted. When I lived in Ireland and travelled throughout Europe the first time, snow was one of the things I would get asked about the most. Nearly everyone expressed jealousy of our White Christmases.

So today, on Christmas Eve, I decided to put together this post as a part of the Travel Advent Calendar series, of a Canadian White Christmas in Quebec City. I had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful city a couple weeks ago, and thanks to the kindness of Quebec City Tourism and the Auberge Saint-Antoine hotel we had a fantastic festive mini-break . Snow on the ground, lights on the trees, and decorations galore; it’s the perfect setting for a fairytale white Christmas.

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A festive tree in a speciality Christmas shop

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Brightly lit trees down by the port

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Christmas lights strung across the streets by the Furnicular

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Snowy Christmas tree outside a shop

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Christmas balls in the branches

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Looking down on Rue Petit Champlain

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Christmas Trees lining the halls in Château Frontenac

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Star lights on the exterior of the Château Frontenac

 

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Old Port Market lit up for the holiday season

The German Christmas Market

The German Christmas Market

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Rue Petit Champlain

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A cafe in Place Royale

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A cozy spot to warm up

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

This post is part of the Travel Advent Calendar Series hosted by Sher y Paul

This post is part of the Travel Advent Calendar Series hosted by Shere y Paul

31 Comments

  1. Mindi @ 2foodtrippers on December 26, 2014 at 4:31 am

    Quebec City is charming in the summer, but it is even more so in your Christmas photos. Lovely!

    • Hannah Logan on December 26, 2014 at 4:21 pm

      I’ll need to go back in the summer! Although Christmas time was perfect 🙂

  2. christine on December 26, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Great photos! Reminds me of the streets in A Christmas Carol.

    • Hannah Logan on December 27, 2014 at 2:49 am

      Thanks 🙂 – a little bit eh?

  3. Lucy on December 27, 2014 at 10:34 am

    How beautiful. I was due to visit Quebec this year but had a bit of a flight nightmare and had to reschedule, hopefully should be out there in 2015 though, and can’t wait!

    • Hannah Logan on December 27, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      Yikes, hope things work out for you in 2105!

  4. Anna on December 27, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Okay, this is super cute and makes me want to vomit with jealousy :P.

    • Hannah Logan on December 27, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      hahaha! Come this way next year? <3

  5. Tammyonthmove on December 27, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Your photos are lovely. Especially that of th littl street. Looks like from a different century.

  6. Upasna / Life On My Plate on December 29, 2014 at 6:40 am

    What beautiful photos.
    We usually have a cold winter here in New Delhi, India; where I live. But a White Christmas is something I have never had the pleasure of experiencing.

    • Hannah Logan on December 29, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      Thank you! If you ever feel inclined to experience a White Christmas, Quebec City is a great spot 😉

  7. Lauren on December 31, 2014 at 3:07 am

    I love how everything looks covered in snow! Place Royale looks soooo pretty.

  8. Sarah Ebner on January 3, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous – the festive spirit really shines through in these pics. Love them! Happy new year 🙂

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  10. Brianna on March 8, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    I’ve always loved how Quebenc was a little slice of France here in North America and that it manages to get even more charming at Christmas.

  11. Bobby Lowery on June 6, 2015 at 10:06 am

    I am thoroughly hunting my white Christmas destination for this year. It is my first vacation since 2004, and my first white Christmas as I live on the Gulf Coast of Alabama. Quebec City has seemed to capture my interest as the best bet for all of my prerequisites for a destination in North America. What else would you offer up to someone who is mulling over such a huge decision to sway them?

    • Hannah Logan on June 6, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      I’m spoiled and get a white Christmas every year, but I think what made Quebec special is that the whole section of Old Town was in the spirit with decorations and celebrations and markets. Definitely more reminiscent of holiday season in Europe. I’d take the time to look into it some more for sure- I don’t think you would be disappointed 🙂

  12. Vicki Mattingly on December 20, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Looks wonderful! I was in Quebec City in the fall a few years ago and loved it then. I can only imagine how magical it is with snow and lights for the holidays!

    • Hannah Logan on December 20, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      It was beautiful! Although I have friends that went this year- same time- and no snow. Still looked pretty but the snow definitely added the magic.

  13. Brianna on January 18, 2016 at 2:02 am

    I’m dying to visit Quebec in the winter, it looks even more romantic!

  14. pat on January 23, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    BEAUTIFUL photos!

  15. Shannon Kircher on November 29, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    It looks so charming and perfect! We’re heading there next month for a long weekend break from the Caribbean for some holiday vibes. So excited for a bit of snow + Christmas markets! ?

    • Hannah Logan on December 1, 2016 at 10:31 am

      It’s beautiful this time of year. Hopefully there is some snow as well to add to the atmosphere! Enjoy 🙂

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