Hiking in Quebec

15 10 2012

I wanted to see the ski resort of Mont Sainte-Anne, not far from Quebec City, so we arranged for one night at the Chateau Mont Sainte-Anne.

We hiked up the ski runs, feeling the heat and a realised we were a bit out of condition.

We passed this picturesque picnic hut for skiers.

And made it to the restaurant at the summit, which wasn’t open. Luckily we’d brought a picnic.

One of the  buildings below is our hotel.

It was cool at the top and a fog hung over the Saint Lawrence.

The next day we moved along to Baie Saint Paul and went to the Grand Jardin National Park.

The scenery en-route was impressive.

We looked up at the summit we planned to climb.

The trails led us up through the forest and  we had to keep stopping to admire the views.

We made it to the top without too much difficulty.

This was one of those special days, that we will remember. I don’t think the photos do justice to the kaleidoscope of colours that assaulted our eyes.




2 responses

16 10 2012

The colours in Nova Scotia, though lovely, just are not as rich as those in these photos. Looks like a marvellous holiday. I think they should have opened the restaurant for you. 🙂

23 10 2012

The colours here in Nova Scotia are just getting to the stage of the Quebec trees, but there aren’t the mass of hardwoods here. It would have been nice if the restaurant had been open for tourists and even the ski lifts for those who couldn’t walk up.

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