Many people visit Montreal and Toronto. But to get a true luxurious taste of Canada, you must spend 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 luxurious and refreshing experience in a city rich with character.

The Luxurious Side

Sleep: The Hotel Auberge Saint-Antoine 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.

Eat: Want to intrigue your tongue? Dinner at La Taniere´ includes luxury illusions among your plate of molecular gastronomy. One also departs 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. Upbeat Old Town is full of culture, and sidewalk musicians. Ride the Funicular, a cliff railway connecting Upper and Lower Town.

The Refreshing Side

Treat yourself: Station Blu was named the 33rd Best Spa in the World by Conde Nast Traveller UK for 2013. It may be the most luxurious hydrotherapy treatment location in the world. The contemporary decor along with the natural surroundings is unmatched.

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. Check out Tours Voir Quebec for the best tours in town of all kinds.  It includes restaurants worthy of 4-5 stars, but the region’s true star is maple syrup. Pick up some maple sweets to treasure back home from Canadian Maple Delights after touring the museum.

Spa Travel Gal has named Chateau Bonne Entente Quebec City’s #1 Luxury Business Hotel

Check out the Amerispa at Chateau Bonne Entente and then just BE!

How does a Amerispa Signature Apple Ice Cider Massage sound for a refreshing afternoon, then you can relax in their spa lounge in front of a fireplace! Yes it was amazing! The Chateau Bonne Entente also has exquisite cuisine.

Special thanks to Quebec City Tourism for hosting me on this luxurious trip.  What’s on my list next time for Quebec? Dog Sledding, Hotel Auberge Satin-Antione, and of course a visit back to Station Blu!