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North America is ushering in a new age of rail travel with the introduction of the first hydrogen-powered passenger train, set against the scenic backdrop of Quebec. This fall, passengers can take a ride aboard the Coradia iLint, from Quebec City to Baie-Saint-Paul. For those in Montreal, it presents the perfect opportunity for a memorable fall day trip, showcasing the autumnal beauty of Quebec from a unique vantage point.

The service operates from Wednesday to Sunday, with the train's 125-kilometre route running along the St. Lawrence River. Passengers get a unique view of the picturesque towns along the shoreline. Departing Montmorency Falls station at 9:30 a.m., travelers reach Baie-Saint-Paul by 11:30 a.m., granting them a few hours to explore before heading back. Those wishing for an extended stay can opt for a one-way ticket.

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Quebec City is set to get 34 modern, flashy trams for its new 19.3-kilometre tramway. The city has awarded a CA$1.34 billion contract to French company Alstom for the production and maintenance of the vehicles. The company will design and assemble them in Quebec.

The trams will come from Alstom's low-floor Citadis line, whose products are already in use or forthcoming in 70 cities around the world. In a press release, the company says the electric cars will be "comfortable, modern and spacious," and "adapted to the climatic and topographical conditions of Quebec City."

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A first-of-its-kind flying light show is coming to a seaside Quebec mountain this summer. The Massif de Charlevoix ski resort is transforming its chairlift into a six-kilometre immersive spectacle of sound and colour.

"Like a grand carousel ride," the activity web page reads, "the luminous, sensory and emotional experience will consist of passengers flying over the mountain under the starry sky." Organizers call it "a unique way to admire the splendours of the site, between sky, land and sea."

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The highly anticipated "third link" tunnel project connecting Québec to Lévis is no longer prioritizing car lanes, according to the Journal de Québec and confirmed to MTL Blog by Minister of Transport Geneviève Guilbault's spokesperson Maxime Roy via email.

Guilbault is set to formally announce this shift in focus at a press conference on Thursday, Roy told MTL Blog. Initial plans for the third-link tunnel included three lanes in each direction stacked on top of each other in a two-level setup, with one lane in each direction reserved for electric buses, plus connections to Québec City's forthcoming tramway.

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Music and food festival Cigale is coming back to Quebec City for a second edition this summer. 16 local and international artists will take to the stage as festivalgoers enjoy bites from food trucks and counters on the sandy beach of the Baie de Beauport.

In a press release, Cigale Program Director Dominique Goulet said organizers are "extremely proud" of this year's lineup, which she said includes input from fans.

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Quebec City's eleven-day summer music festival, the Festival d'été de Québec (FEQ) just dropped its 2023 lineup and it's frankly an odd mix of artists and genres.

Weezer and Billy Talent will open the festival as the July 6 headliners. Imagine Dragons will follow on July 7. Next up are Foo Fighters, Zach Bryan, and Les Trois Accords on July 8, 9 and 10, respectively. Then, it's Lil Durk headlining on July 11, followed by Illenium on July 12. Les Cowboys Fringants, Pitbull, and Lana Del Rey are the respective July 13, 14 and 15 headliners. And Green Day will close the festival on July 16.

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Quebec City's fireworks festival will once again illuminate the waters of the Saint Lawrence River this summer. The Grands Feux Loto-Québec returns for its 27th edition in August 2023. This will be only the second year with eight shows in total.

They will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays between August 1 and 24. The complete list of dates is as follows:

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Quebec's Hôtel de Glace is a winter wonderland with a glistening grand hall, ice bar and hot tubs under the stars that could be everything you need to fully embrace the ice and snow.

The only ice hotel in North America reopens in full on January 16 with the reveal of a glacial grand slide that completes the site made entirely of unconventional materials — 2,300 blocks of ice and 15,000 tons of snow.

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If you don't mind a little road trip and you want to practice your skating skills for free, there is a new Quebec skating path in Lévis where you can have fun while admiring the capital city's stunning skyline.

Narcity Québec was first to report this story.

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The next episodes of the popular HBO Max series The White Lotus could be filmed just a few hours from Montreal.

Destination Québec Cité, previously called the Quebec City Tourism Office, is attempting to pique the interest of the series creator. A presentation document pitching the provincial capital and its landmarks as perfect filming locations was sent to director Mike White.

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If you've been thinking about heading away on vacay this winter season, you don't need to look too far. U.S. News & World Report unveiled its list of 21 Best Winter Vacation destinations and there's one spot right here in Quebec that made the ranking.

While you might yearn for sandy beaches, turquoise waters and the shade of palm trees when planning a vacation, you can save the headache and a few bucks by staying local and enjoying the wintry cityscapes of none other than Quebec City.

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The Government of Canada defines food insecurity as "the inability to acquire or consume an adequate diet quality or sufficient quantity of food." For many people, it can be hard to believe so many kids are in this position.

There are many reasons children may go to school hungry. Currently, it's estimated that one in three kids are at risk of going to school hungry.

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