We started the day off with a hearty breakfast at the hotel, followed by a short bus ride along the coast to our first activity of the morning: a visit to les chutes de Montmorency, a spectacular historical site with an 83-metre-high waterfall. From there we visited the Basilica of Saint-Anne-de-Beaupré. Its shrine has been a world-renowned pilgrimage site for over 350 years and attracts more than 1 million visitors annually. The mosaic artwork and stained-glass windows were truly awe inspiring for our students. They marveled at the pillars inside the entrance that are covered with crutches and canes that represented those who have been healed.
Our next stop along the Beaupré Coast was to the Canyon Saint-Anne. Here students discovered the spectacular canyon dug into the 1.2-billion-year-old rock, by a fall of 74 metres. They crossed three suspension bridges, one standing 60 metres in the air!
We stopped for a quick lunch and then made our way to the museum of civilization, where students explored the exhibits at their own pace. After that, students were allowed free time to explore lower Quebec before heading to dinner at Archibald.
We finished off the evening with a spooky ghost tour through the streets of Quebec City, and even had the opportunity to spook each other out!
We arrived back to the hotel at 9:45 pm for students to pack their bags and get ready for another full day in Quebec.
Ms. Vanessa Wade Assistant Head of School, School Life