I am back and sharing some more of our travels in Canada. While visiting Quebec City, we visited a few surrounding sites like Montmorency Falls, and today I’m sharing with you our explorations on Orleans Island, (or Île d’Orléans in French) and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.
Île d’Orléans is a cute little Island across the St. Lawrence River from Quebec City.
There is one way onto the island over a bridge, and when you enter the Island and go counter clockwise, you see some of the quaint gorgeous little homes on the beautiful island countryside. There is a beautiful view of Quebec City from one end of the Island in the area referred to as Sainte-Pétronille.
There are a few little restaurants on the island, and my kids loved going to the Chocolate store. The island is also well known for their country grown strawberries if you are on the island during strawberry season, be sure to pull over and grab a basket from the local fruit stands.
The Cathedral of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is about 20 minutes outside of Quebec City. It is stunning, and massive in size. People have been gathering at this shrine for over 350 years dedicated to Saint Anne the grandmother of Jesus. It holds beautiful artwork, paintings, stained glass windows, and mosaics. It also holds daily mass.
The grounds and surrounding areas were also beautiful and nice to walk around.
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If you’re in the Quebec City area in Canada, I highly recommend visiting Île d’Orléans + Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré!
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