Get a true luxurious taste of Canada and spend some time in Quebec City.

Heritage takes the forefront here, and the charms of Europe are all around. That, along with the abundance of quality restaurants and spas in this region, enables one to have a refreshing experience in a city rich with character.   

The Luxurious Side

Sleep: The Hotel Auberge Stain-Antoine (www.saint-antoine.com) is in the heart of the Old Port. Enjoy jazz music while tasting Panache’s delectables before you retreat to your suite’s balcony, overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

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Eat: Want to intrigue your tongue? Dinner at La Taniere (http://www.restaurantlataniere.com) includes indulgent dishes made using the culinary technique of molecular gastronomy. You’ll also leave the meal with luxe treats from the chef for next morning.

Explore: One night in Old Town Quebec and you’ll see why UNESCO designated it a “world heritage treasure.” Most buildings date back to the 19th century. This upbeat neighbourhood is full of culture and sidewalk musicians. Ride the Funicular, a cliff railway connecting Upper and Lower Town to get a sense of the city.   

 

The Refreshing Side  

Treat yourself: Station Blu (www.stationblu.ca/fr) was named one of the Best Spas in the World by Conde Nast Traveller UK. It may indeed have the most luxurious and unique hydrotherapy treatment location in the world. The contemporary decor along with the natural surroundings is unmatched.

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Get outside: An afternoon stroll along the Promenade Samuel-De Champlain will refresh and reset your mind. The walkway on the St. Lawrence River is relaxed and dog-friendly, like the entire town.

Learn: Discover and learn on a Quebec City Food Tour, which takes you through restaurants worthy of four or five stars. However, the region’s true star is its maple syrup. Pick up some sweets for your trip back home from Canadian Maple Delights (www.mapledelights.com) after touring the museum.

Station Blu photos: Stéphane Groleau.