Honeymoons in Quebec
The eastern Canadian province of Quebec is home to the city of the same name: Quebec City. The sole North America city completely enclosed by a wall, Quebec was the first European-built city outside of Spanish America. To celebrate a honeymoon in Quebec is to be transported back in time. The magical atmosphere of this city, rich in history, draws visitors from all over the world. Restaurants, shops and boutiques line the narrow winding streets below old fashioned stone buildings and lend to the old European flavour of North America’s most charming city. If you envision a honeymoon in Quebec surrounded by sidewalk cafes, artists and cobblestone streets – be prepared to make your dream a reality!
A honeymoon in Quebec provides a taste of both Europe and North America, perfectly combined. During the summer months especially, the city comes to life as the ‘festival’ fever takes over. Quebec’s Summer Festival is famous internationally. However, the Winter Carnival brings thousands of people to Quebec in February, when this renowned event takes place. For those who enjoy winter time activities, November through February is the perfect time to plan a honeymoon in Quebec.
To guarantee an amazing and memorable honeymoon in Quebec, consider the following ideas.
- A sunset dinner cruise provides it all – a five course meal, live entertainment, and outstanding views of Old Quebec City from the St. Lawrence River.
- A leisurely stroll (or brisk walk!) along the top of the 4.6 km long old city wall will ensure breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River, the city, and of course, the famous Chateau Frontenac.
- Enjoy a sunrise or sunset tour of the city and surrounding areas from your own private hot air balloon. What could be more romantic than snuggling up in a basket with your loved one?
Key Facts for Quebec
Currency: Canadian Dollar
Capital: Quebec City
Flight time: 6 hours from London
When to Honeymoon in Quebec
Quebec’s climate is temperate and humid, and snow falls on average eight months out of the year. The best time to book your honeymoon in Quebec if you’re hoping for summery weather is sometime between July and October. The average daily temperature from June through August is from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius, but nights are often cooler. If skiing or skating, or walks in the snow are your thing, plan a visit for February and you can experience the famous Winter Carnival at the same time. Pack warm clothing, as winter temperatures often fall to 10 degrees below zero, or lower.
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Getting Married in Quebec
The only province in Canada that has their official language as French speaking, Quebec is truly unique in so many ways. The capital city – Quebec City has stunning architecture so it is no wonder that it is classified as a World Heritage site. As well as all the historic architecture, Quebec also has some stunning landscapes with stunning mountain views, the perfect backdrop to your wedding photographs. So whether you are looking for a wedding held in a historic city location or you are looking to get married surrounded by gorgeous landscapes, Quebec has something to offer. It is the perfect place for couples looking to have their wedding abroad but want something a little different to the norm.
Before conducting the marriage ceremony, the officiant must announce the couple’s intention to marry by means of a notice posted for 20 days before the date of the marriage at the place where the ceremony is to be held and at the nearest courthouse. The notice must include the name, domiciliary address and date and place of birth of each of the intended spouses; the accuracy of the information must be confirmed by a witness of full age. Québec does not have any residency requirements to apply for a marriage license. For further information visit http://www.justice.gouv.qc.ca/english/publications/generale/maria-a.htm#notice
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