Day 11

We walked all around the city walls today, stopping at many of the historic museums and Parks Canada sites along the way. The wall is such an integral part of Québec city, since the Abitation of Samuel de Champlain to the modern stone wall, Québec has always had a wall around it for protection. Stopped at the fortifications centre and had a guide explain the various fortifications that had surrounded Québec over the years. At another centre we watched a firing demonstration, but unfortunately the gun wouldn’t fire properly.

We walked back down to the lower city to tour the Notre-Dame-Des-Victoires church. Oldest building in Canada, built in 1688. Not as elaborate as many of the churches that we’ve seen so far, but still quite nice. Took the funiculaire back up to the upper city and walked around a bit.