Pre-Trip Fun for Quebec City, Canada
"Catch Me If You Can" – Look for Québec City subbing in for a French village in a chase scene with Leonardo DiCaprio. (Teens)
"Battlefield Earth" – Canyon Ste-Anne substitutes for a gold mine in this 1999 John Travolta flick. (Teens)
"I Confess" – The moody Alfred Hitchcock film was filmed in large part at the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac but also samples architecture from across the city. (Teens)
"Bee Movie" – The cartoon flick will get younger kids excited about their trip to the Bee Museum. (Pre-school and up)
Tourtiere -- These meat pies are Québecois staples yet familiar enough to prevent little ones from turning up their noses.
Poutine -- Cheese, gravy and french fries -- three kid favorites -- combine in the ultimate Québec City snack.
Sugar Pie -- This sweet dessert is best in Ile D'Orleans where the Pie Lady makes them fresh everyday. This recipe will whet your kids' appetite for the trip.
"Catie Copley's Great Escape" – The canine ambassador from Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel visits her counterpart at the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City and learns that even when things are different they can be fun. (Ages 4-9)
"Lost in the Snow" – Time travelling kids find themselves at a party in 1665 only to disover their friend is missing during a blizzard in a New France forest . Can they save her? (Ages 7-10)
"Samuel de Champlain: From New France to Cape Cod" – The tale of Champlain's attempts to colonize North America including information on the battles with the Native Indians and how exploration affected all parties. (Age 9-12)
"The Québec City Crisis" – An English-speaking hockey team rus into trouble when media turn Francophones in Quebec against them. (Ages 9-12)
An Ice Castle – Prepare for winter fun at the Québec Carnaval or a summer visit to the Chateau Frontenac with an backyard ice castle of your own.
Backyard Skating Rink – Prepare to tackle the rink at Village Vacances Valcartier by testing out their blades at home first.
Train a Seal – The aquarium attendants will have nothing on your little ones after they've taught their own seal a few new tricks.