Summerside, Prince Edward Island
The founding and development of Summerside is a fascinating story of Canada's 19th century entrepreneurial spirit. The primary economic drivers were wooden shipbuilding and Silver Fox farming. Both industries ultimately went into decline, as steel ships and different fashion trends superceded them. Summerside was also the trading center for the farmers on Prince Edward Island, with good water and rail connections.
Summerside is well known as a showplace for 19th century and early 20th century homes and marvelous architecture. Taking a walking tour through the Historic House District and along the Water Street Commercial District will introduce you to many of Summerside's beautiful heritage buildings. You can see tree-lined streets, stately 1890s Queen Anne homes, the Four Squares and Colonial Revivals of merchants and fox men, and Prince County Courthouse. Walk along Water Street, the commercial core of this "City on the Bays", and past some of Summerside's oldest public buildings, through the "Old Village" that developed between Queen's Wharf and Joseph Greene's Inn. You will see buildings dating back to Summerside's shipbuilding boom, Gothic Revivals, and Georgians.
Sept Iles, Quebec
Baie Comeau, Canada
Baie Comeau is located 260 miles north-east of Quebec City in the Côte-Nord region of the province of Quebec, Canada. It is located on the shores of the Saint Lawrence River near the mouth of the Manicouagan River. The Baie-Comeau region's landscape has been shaped by glacial retreats and extraordinary and unusual natural phenomena such as a meteorite, which caused the immense Manicouagan crater. The region's economy is based on mining, lumbering, aluminum production, hydroelectric production and tourism.
Quebec City, Canada
Quebec City is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec and the second largest city in the province (behind Montreal). Old Town Quebec is the only fortified city in the U.S. or Canada whose walls still exist. The Historic District of Old Quebec was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in 1985. It is one of the oldest cities in North America.
Quebec City is known for the Château Frontenac, a historic hotel which dominates the city skyline, standing high on a bluff overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence River. Beside the hotel is Dufferin Terrace, a walkway along the edge of the cliff, with beautiful views of the river. The area around Old Quebec, east of the fortification walls, has a distinctly European feel, with stone buildings and winding streets lined with shops and restaurants. Also near the hotel is Notre-Dame de Québec Cathedral, mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quebec, the first church in the New World to be raised to a basilica. The Dufferin Terrace leads toward the site of the battle in which the British took Quebec from France.
The Upper Town is linked by the "Escalier Casse-Cou" or "neck-breaker" steps,and also by the Funicular, to the Lower Town, where you will find the ancient Notre Dame des Victoires church, the historic Petit Champlain district, the port, and the Museum of Civilization. Tourist attractions located near Quebec City include Montmorency Falls and the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.