I’ve always dreamed of spending Christmas in Quebec city and to stay in the most iconic building of Canada, The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. My wished finally came true this last holiday. Quebec City is very much alive during the winter season, It feels like Christmas starting from November to March. So if you’re a big Christmas fan like I do you can still visit them right now to relive the holiday season. It’s at peak right now as the winter season is in its full bloom. Frontenac also offers their guest a trip to the beautiful Hotel de Glace which is also a must-see while in Quebec City. Frontenac is also celebrating its 125th Anniversary which they are offering amazing promotions and activities.
Our drive from Toronto took about 13 hours because of a snowstorm, it usually only takes about 8 hours but because of the crazy snow it took us longer than expected. (I’ll talk more about our drive on my next post) We drove the new Buick Enclave that we got to drive from Kelowna. Since Fairmont is a pet-friendly hotel, choco was able to join our trip. At first, it was crazy because we have never travelled him, it turns out he was actually good with road trips but it took us about 4 hours to sort out his situation. He was barking and crying at the bag, but when I put him in front of me he slept all throughout the remaining 13 hours trip.
Upon arrival, we were greeted with the warmest welcome from the staff. Choco even has his own corner in the suite, together with his bowl and treats provided by the hotel. The amenities are also amazing, my favourite place to visit is the pool area. Choco is allowed to roam around the property but not in the Restaurant, we were able to book a dog sitter for him for only $25 CAD per hour, we had to leave him during the day as he was crying because of the cold. It was -30c degree outside and I guess he can’t handle it yet as this is his first winter. We also had to leave him during dinner time. He was really happy and was able to pick up a few French words.
We stayed in Fairmont for 4 days from Dec 23-26. We also booked a set menu Christmas eve dinner at Champlain Restaurant. The set menu with wine tasting cost us about $800 CAD. Unfortunately, they weren’t prepared for a vegetarian menu for me, we forgot to mention this when making the reservations. Luckily the head chef was able to whip something up for me. I really loved risotto and roasted beet tartare and the wine pairing was amazing, most of it is from Okanagan Valley which was a coincidence as I was just in Kelowna before going to Quebec and I’m in love with their wine selection.
Fairmont has also a tobogganing station which was so fun and all the historic and pretty places to see is around it. My favourite place to go for winter wonderland is Quartier Petit Champlin. Choco actually quite enjoyed this place. We also checked out the German Christmas Market while there.
From Quebec City, we headed to Mont-Tremblant for some skiing and après-ski activities.
The iconic shot
Sunset views in my suite.
Choco and I getting ready for the festivities while watching the gorgeous sunset.
A very special gift from Bulova – click here to find out what I got.
One of many Christmas tree in the lobby.
Dinner Menu at Champlain
The best seat in the house.
The yummy pine nut soup
Foie gras for the regular menu.
The mushroom risotto I love so much.
Cleansing palette sorbet (the best one I’ve had yet) it truly cleansed your palette
The best dessert wine – Cave Spring Spring, Reisling Indian Summer.
Quartier Petit Champlain.