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Old 06-09-2010, 07:26 PM   #1
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Going over the Canadian border soon...

It's our 25th anniversary and we're heading to Quebec city (KOA) for a week later this month with our 27FB Safari. Looking to spend some time in old Quebec.
Besides passports, anything else necessary to get over the border with your camper?
Anyone have a review of the Quebec KOA campground?
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:49 PM   #2
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:43 PM   #3
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Start with the bus tour that leaves from the centre of town (in front of the Chateau Frontenac which is worth a look-see all on its own).

You won't regret it: the tour goes by fast (it's really a small city), lots of history fed to you, and you see all the interesting parts of town.

That way, you can make notes about where in the city you want to go back to and spend more time. Try some poutine, it's yummy: imagine french fries with gravy and cheese curds on it.

You'll love it! The town that is, I've no idea of what that KOA is like...
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There is another thread here (somewhere) that talks about: food, firearems, adult beverages, etc. There are several links there. Sorry I can't remember the name of the thread.

PS congrats on 25 years. We will hit 37 this Sept. For our 35th anniversary, a 60 and 65 birthday we bought ourselves a real "us" present. The AirStream
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Rather than drive your tv across to the old city, park at Levis and ride the ferry over. It drops you off at the bottom of the city. There is a rail ride to the top (fernicular, vernicular, or something like that. I'm too trifling to look it up). But if you are able to walk, that is the very best way to get around. And the bus tour, too.

We didn't stay at the KOA, but at the Camping Transit CG just east of Levis. We recommend that one.

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At a recent crossing I was surprised to find that Canada Customs agent asked to see my ownership papers for both my tow vehicle and the AS - so you might want to have these handy in addition to your passport. If you are travelling with a dog, have vaccination certificates available too (although they are seldom requested).

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Old 06-10-2010, 02:07 PM   #7
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It just struck me that another sight worth seeing right near Québec (the city) is the Montmorency Falls. Only 12 km (just over 7 miles) from the city, just on the other side of Beauport, named by Champlain in 1613.

That's the thing about Québec, it IS the "cradle of civilization in North America". Things were happening there way before anywhere else in N.A.

The falls are "tray bell" (très belles) which, if you say it to your wife, will win you major points

ps: I looked up the RV sites near Québec, and the only KOA I see is an hour to the north-east of Québec (in Saint-Nicolas, QC).

It gets good ratings, and seems to be a full-blown KOA, but there is another RV park only 30 minutes away on the South Shore (over the bridge) in Saint-Nicolas, QC that gets a better rating for "Recreation" than the KOA while getting one star less for the facilities than the KOA.

They both sound good, in other words.

It's called Camping Domaine de la Chute 418-831-1311 and it's on the web at: www.campingdomainedelachute.com I'd have a close look at that site, too. It's even a bit cheaper as the independants often are, I find. I'm betting KOA sites have a royalty to pay on each reservation. [edit: their website is "Under Construction :/ ]

I really can't recommend Woodalls enough, it's a great tool to tour with for RV camp ratings, I've never found them to be inaccurate yet.

pps: there is a RV camp in Lévis, called Camping Transit alomost as good of ratings as the other two. Look at www.campingtransit.com Lévis will be more fun to get to Québec from, since there is a boat, as was already pointed out.
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Here's another active thread with more info on border crossings

Canadian border crossing questions - Page 2 - Airstream Forums
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Quebec 1608.

Jamestown, VA 1607.

St Augustine, FL - 15 something.

Santa Fe, NM - 1609

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It's our 25th anniversary and we're heading to Quebec city (KOA) for a week later this month with our 27FB Safari. Looking to spend some time in old Quebec.
Besides passports, anything else necessary to get over the border with your camper?
Anyone have a review of the Quebec KOA campground?
Thanks.
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Taking PETS??? Get their shot records before crossing.
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Thanks everyone, some good information here. No pets are coming along....
Aage, according to their website the Quebec City KOA is 15 minutes from old Quebec, which is where we're looking to visit the most. Hopefully it's accurate!
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It's our 25th anniversary and we're heading to Quebec city (KOA) for a week later this month with our 27FB Safari. Looking to spend some time in old Quebec.
Besides passports, anything else necessary to get over the border with your camper?
Anyone have a review of the Quebec KOA campground?
Thanks.
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Before we crossed with our trailer a few years back, I found that Canada required a breakaway switch (which we already had) and a warning triangle (in case of breakdown). No one ever checked that we had them, and thank god we never needed them.

They will ask about meats and potatoes, and not allow you to cross the border with them. When I was crossing back into the U.S. at the end of our trip the guy demanded that I dump my sandwich (which I was eating at the time) as it had salami in it. I wish that I had had the guts to spit it at him!! I was steaming................
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Before we crossed with our trailer a few years back, I found that Canada required a breakaway switch (which we already had) and a warning triangle (in case of breakdown). No one ever checked that we had them, and thank god we never needed them.

They will ask about meats and potatoes, and not allow you to cross the border with them. When I was crossing back into the U.S. at the end of our trip the guy demanded that I dump my sandwich (which I was eating at the time) as it had salami in it. I wish that I had had the guts to spit it at him!! I was steaming................
You had a rare one . Usually food for your own consumption is allowed , at least that's the question they have always asked us.
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Quebec 1608.

Jamestown, VA 1607.

St Augustine, FL - 15 something.

Santa Fe, NM - 1609

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Yabbut: from Wikipedia Quebec City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"However, Quebec City is the first to have been founded with the goal of permanent settlement, and not as a commercial outpost, and therefore is considered to be the first European-built city in non-Spanish North America."
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