Charming Queer Quebec – Passport Magazine

Author: , August 23rd, 2018

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“The city is romantic, it offers a wide variety of fine restaurants, has a European flair, and, most importantly, both visitors and residents find an openness of mind, an acceptance of differences.”

We started to get nervous as a burly police officer gave us that I’m-about-to-walk-over eye. My boyfriend and I were taking a quick-kiss selfie in front of Québec City’s Fontaine de Tourny. He steps over in unison with the banging of drums from a First Nations’ festival happening across the street at Parc de l’Esplanade.

“Hey guys, let me take that photo for you,” he says, in a deep Québec accent. We pose. I wrap my arm around Jason, but keep him at justfriends length.

“Come on,” he says. “Give him another kiss, act like you like each other,” he laughs while holding up the phone and crouching like a mom taking a picture of her kids before they leave for the first day of school.

We give one another a big kiss, the officer takes the snap, and then he gives us a gentle wave goodbye. “Happy pride,” he says walking back to the festival gates.

Both of us were in somewhat of a shock by the incident and had to take a minute to discuss what just happened. Being from New York, we are programed to be suspicious of strangers, never mind a cop approaching us. It was so sweet that we savored the scenario as we stood by the cascading fountain waters.

By Joseph Pedro – Full Story at Passport Magazine

Queer Quebec Travel Resources

Quebec City: Six Reasons to Cuddle Up

Author: , January 7th, 2016

Old Quebec City

There’s nowhere in North America quite as magical as Quebec City – especially at this time of year. Amid mind-bogglingly freezing temperatures – in January 2015, it dropped to -36.7 degrees Celsius, the coldest in 75 years – this predominantly French-speaking town is a warm hug of a destination.

The city, founded in 1608 by French explorer Samuel de Champlain, is one of the oldest European settlements on the continent. It has all modern conveniences of a capital city, but, with a still-petite population of 516,000, feels intimate and special.

Indeed, the city’s rich European charm is present all year round, coming into sharper focus during the winter season – as we discovered during a visit just last week, in the run up to Christmas. So don with us your hats, gloves and sturdy snow boots as we recount eight of our favorite discoveries about this true winter wonderland…

By Jamie Tabberer – Full Story at Gay Star News

Quebec Gay Travel Resources

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Le Chateau du Faubourg, Quebec City

Author: , December 5th, 2015

Le Chateau du Faubourg

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

A private French chateau styled in Second Empire Napoleon III architecture. This restored gem offers a non-smoking, air-conditioned environment. We are located in the heart of historical Quebec City and within walking distance to the City’s best restaurants, entertainnement district and business community. This family owned chateau offers you: separate bedrooms, suites with a private bathroom and meeting rooms at very competitive rates. You will also find a Beauty Salon in the chateau.

See the Le Chateau du Faubourg Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Quebec

Frozen Beauty of Quebec City’s Montmorency Falls

Author: , February 22nd, 2015

Montmorency Falls

The frozen beauty of Montmorency Falls in Quebec City will never fail to delight your naked eye. In winter, when the city is literally enveloped in inches of snow and in sub zero Celsius, Montmorency Falls, which is higher than the world-famous Niagara Falls, shows its beauty that you would never forget.

Believe it or not, visitors get up close–so close you’d be in awe how the power, beauty and danger of nature is rolled into one to create a mesmerizing scenery you’d never tire of snapping photos or selfies-in every angle possible.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander | Quebec Gay Travel Resources