Québec City – A gem on the St. Lawrence River

Québec City is one of my favorite places to visit.  My husband and I took time off this summer and we chose to spend time with friends and family around New England, and then took off on our own to Québec City.  We love this city because, not only can we practice our french but, the people and the city are so beautiful.  We planned to go see the New France Festival and it was really fun.  I loved photographing the events and the city itself.  Travel photography is a passion of mine, so little time to do it, but perhaps I will make more time for this in the future…we’ll see!

The New France Festival was taking place during our stay.  It is a celebration of life in Québec City during the 17th and 18th centuries when it was a colony of France.  The cobblestone streets of the historic Old Québec district are the setting for street performances featuring hundreds of characters dressed in period costumes. Visitors are welcomed to dress up and join in, or simply watch the events, which include dancing, music, markets, storytelling, thematic dinner shows and parades.

We love how this city is so friendly, safe and picturesque.  It sits on top of a cliff overlooking the St Lawrence River.  Truly a spectacular setting.  Our next goal for Québec City is to go to the Ice Hotel during the Winter Carnival!  Here are some of my favorite photos from our stay in Québec City.

Kim Bova Photography, Quebec City

The Beautiful Grand Chateau Frontenac after a rain storm. We enjoyed our stay there.

Kim Bova Photography, Quebec City

The view from the Chateau Frontenac of the St. Lawrence and Mountains NE of QC.

Kim Bova Photography, Quebec City

The Streets were full of people enjoying the New France Festival.

Kim Bova Photography, Quebec City

Citizens and tourists were encourage to dress up in the 18-19 c. costumes during this festival. It was a fun site!

Music in Quebec City

This troupe of performers were in a city square and they created quite a fantastic performance.

Kim Bova Photography. Quebec City

I just loved the pretty stone buildings, flowers and colorful doors. We really did feel like we were in France!

Kim Bova Photography

A glass artist demonstrating his craft in Quebec City.


Chateau Frontenac, QC

The view of the tower of The Chateau Frontenac was always spectacular from any viewpoint. Here is is at dusk seen from the lower part of the old city.

I highly suggest a visit to this amazing city to our north.  The food was wonderful, we met so many friendly and interesting Québec citizens and the festival was fun to experience.  These folks really enjoy life and their history.  Thanks for reading my blog.  Leave me a comment so I know you were here~



  1. Jean Molodetz
    August 24, 2014

    Beautiful images. No surprise, my favorite is the door.

  2. Kim Bova
    August 24, 2014

    Thank you, Jean. Yes, I share your passion for old doors, flowers etc… you would love Quebec!

  3. Dad
    August 27, 2014

    Wow! .. just beautifully done! .. you just added “Travel Photographer” .. (par excellence) .. to your resume!
    I LOVE IT!

  4. Janet Stapleton
    August 27, 2014

    Kim, Just lovely coverage of Quebec City! Walt and I enjoyed the totally French experience when we traveled there as well. These photos make me want to return!

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