Old Quebec

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  • Historic neighborhood dating back to 1608
  • Originally a military and administrative center because of its strategic position on top of Cap Diamant
  • Occupied by the British and Catholic clergy after conquest in the upper town
  • Occupied by the French in the lower town
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Galerie d’art Au P’tit Bonheur

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  • Art gallery showcasing 30 artists, painters, and sculptors who are the most renowned in Quebec and Canada

 

Old Montreal

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  • Oldest area in the city of Montreal, dating back to New France
  • Settled by European Samuel de Champlain in 1605, who set up a fur trading post
  • In 1763, the British colonized Canada after the French and Indian War
  • Many of the buildings are made of stone due to a ban on wood construction after many devastating fires, due to wooden houses with fireplaces being too close together in 1721

 

Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park

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  • Park located on the on a peninsula, created in 1985 to protect the 250,000 birds that make the park their home
  • Popular activities on the island include guided bird, fossil, and geology walks and tours

 

Forillon National Park
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  • Park established in 1970, located on a peninsula
  • Includes forests, sea coast, salt marshes, sand dunes, and cliffs
  • Named after a flowerpot island or sea stack which used to be a landmark but has now collapsed into the ocean

 

Jacques Cartier Park

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  • Built in the 1930s and named after Jacques Cartier, one of Canada’s early European explorers
  • Maison Charron was built in 1841, an example of early European settler homes

 

Costs

all flights $741

food $35/day x 8 days = $280

hotel $93/day x 7 days = $651

tickets (all attractions) $20

TOTAL for whole itinerary $1,692