Exploring Vieux Quebec!
Saturday, October 17, 2015
When I opened the blinds in my room at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac this morning, I was shocked – shocked! – to see snow softly falling over the historic expanse of Quebec City. It turns out it’s not the only area of the country to see snow this morning: parts of Ontario and Quebec have woken up to a thin layer of the white stuff.
Sadly, it didn’t stick around, and by the time I was done breakfast and was out on the Promenade behind the hotel walking around, what little that did fall had melted into water. Still, it set the stage for a Quebec City that is highly in-tune with the changing seasons.
Pumpkins line nearly every square, along with wooden fences, scarecrows, black ravens, and mock “ghosts”. Halloween displays are everywhere – and the pumpkins are, for the most part, real. I’ve never seen anything like it anywhere in Canada before. It is the quintessential East Coast Halloween, complete with the kind of displays you figure are only created by the production department of a feature film.