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Grade 7 visits la belle province

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  • March 9, 2016

12716032_10153610054603096_534881362580181725_o On February 2nd, the Grade Sevens left for a three-day trip to Quebec City. I had the amazing opportunity to go on this trip. After a five-hour drive, we arrived at the Quebec Winter Carnival. Some of the activities were: ice sliding, tubing, human bowling, and human fooseball. We had an amazing time at the carnival but all that running around in the snow really helped us work up an appetite. We had our first delicious Québec-style dinner at the Chic Shack. But the night wasn’t over yet! We went tobogganing beside the Chateau Frontenac and the view from the top of the slide was outstanding.

The next day we woke up to a winter wonderland. There was snow everywhere. We went the the Montmorency Falls, which was a bit of a hike, but the the view and pictures were worth it. We then visited beautiful St. Anne’s Basilica. We had a quick lunch and then our tour guide and bus driver surprised us with a trip to a chocolate factory! The chocolate was to die for! After sampling some chocolates, we all boarded the bus and then headed off to Valcartier, a water park that is turned into tubing hills during the winter. It started to rain but that just made the runs even more thrilling and exciting. For our last dinner in Quebec City we went to the Sugar Shack. We learned a group dance and how to play the spoons. The food was delicious, especially because you could put maple syrup on anything! We learned about the maple syrup and how they make it at the Sugar Shack. Then we had maple taffy on a stick. It was so good I must’ve had eight! As our class was walking to the bus we saw a dance floor with flashing lights. It was our calling. We danced for a little but then it was time to rest up for the last day of our trip.12670578_10153610054408096_3733257345838396583_n

12669424_10153610054393096_2331153137300916534_nThe next morning we had a tour of Vieux Québec from a tour guide who was in character, as though she had stepped out of the 1800s. She guided us through Old Quebec and told us almost everything we needed to know. We are all experts now. After the tour we had free time around Old Quebec. We went shopping for souvenirs, took some last photos, and then finally after a fantastic trip, we had to say goodbye to Quebec City.

During this trip I made some everlasting memories and even made some new friends. I will never forget my Grade Seven trip to Quebec City!

Contributed by Lauren H., Grade 7

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