A Weekend In Quebec City


Last weekend we packed the car and headed north for a few days of exploring, adventures and running. I love signing up for marathons in cities I’ve never been. That way we get to travel and explore the area as well as run the race. It’s a double win! I was only running a half marathon this time but we decided it would be fun to take the trek up to Quebec City to run. It was a little bit longer of a drive than we had hoped for (almost 8 hours) but we all survived. On the way there and the way home we stopped for a good hour at a playground to let everyone stretch their legs and have some fun.

Quebec City was beautiful! My most favorite place in the world is France, so this is about as close as you can get with out crossing any oceans. Love the charm, the language and the history of this Canadian city. There was so much to explore! We barely scratched the surface, we sure tried though. We walked EVERYWHERE on Saturday. Maybe not a good idea when you’re running a race the next morning, but what are you going to do? We loved all the little alley ways, beautiful architecture, cobblestone, huge green lawns, and exploring the walls around the city. We stayed at the Le Chateau Frontenac. What a beautiful hotel! They had some great views and a lovely rooftop terrace to enjoy. It was a great last hurrah for the summer!

My race went well. It was extremely hot and totally not my fastest race by far but I finished and got my medal to add to the wall. More on the race in another post.

Happy Monday everyone!




























  1. Hi Jen! So glad to have found your blog. I am really enjoying going through all your past posts and saw that you were recently at the Saratoga Race Track… my husband and I both grew up in that area! My mom and step-dad still live in downtown Saratoga. I realize this has nothing to do with this post..haha! Just wanted to say, hi! 😉

  2. Glad you enjoyed your time in Quebec City! I also stayed at Chateau Frontenac once, and it’s like being in a Disney castle… The girls must have loved it!

  3. Finley’s face in the 5th picture from the top is so priceless! I live about 4 hours to the east of Quebec City and it was sooo hot here on Sunday — good for you for completing your half marathon in such balmy weather. Despite the heat, it looks like you and your family got to explore some great spots in beautiful Quebec City!

  4. Congrats on your run! I think it is always a great accomplishment to complete a race of any type.

  5. What a beautiful city. Lovely photos.

  6. Honesty Jen i don’t know how you do it. Traveling with one 16 month old is hard enough, i can’t even imagine how it will pan out with #2. Quebec looks gorgeous, as do the two girls – such troopers.

  7. Rowan and Finely are so adorable! Loving their little striped dresses! Such little fashionistas!

  8. Hello!! I have been an on-again off-again reader for a few years (currently on-again, and I think when I came across your blog for the first time you were pregnant with your first baby). And in all that time I didn’t realize you were on the East Coast! I live in New Brunswick, Canada and happen to love Quebec City, am very much hoping to be a foster parent in a couple of years, and have been comforted by Hillsong “Where Feet May Fail” this year because of our own family circumstances. So what I’m saying is we’re basically the same person. 😉 But seriously – so excited to see you’re somewhere in the world nearby. -Amy

  9. Quebec City is so beautiful. I am a Canadian (Ontario) who is living in France with my family right now and, like you, I just love all of the small alleyways and cobblestone streets. The history, charm and way of life here is so interesting. Congrats on your race!

  10. Oh wow, Quebec looks amazing. We never got to see it, even though we lived in Canada for two years. Now the real France is just a hop, skip and a jump away but Quebec still seems exotic and quaint and beautiful.
    Well done on the half marathon too…it’s always an achievement!

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