Exploring Quebec City in the 2018 GMC Terrain


On Day 2, we drove the 2018 GMC Terrain to Excursions Jacques Cartier in Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, Quebec. The new IntelliLink 3.0 navigation system work flawlessly and provide us with the quickest route with real-time traffic updates. The drive was smooth and very comfortable in a plush leather seat.

One of the best feature, especially for long road trip, is you can turn the Terrain into a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Your passengers can stay connected to the Internet while on the go. Yup, you can stream Netflix movies to entertain your kids on family vacation. It is also great for road warriors who needs reliable Internet access.

At the guest ranch, our guide Maude taught us horseback riding basic like how to setup our saddle and control the reins.

My horse was Yakari, named after a popular Franco-Belgian comic book series.

Yakari is playful but always hungry. He likes to take short breaks and eat grass along the trail.

It was super fun to explore the scenic landscape of the Jacques Cartier River Valley by horseback.

Driving through Quebec City, the 2.0L turbo engine paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission delivers power quickly and smoothly on demand.

We sync our iPhone to the on-board IntelliLink 3.0 system. We were able to use Apple Maps to get turn-by-turn directions, traffic conditions and estimated travel time.

With Apple CarPlay, you can ask Siri to read and reply to messages, make phone calls, listen to podcasts and access to third-party apps like Audible, NPR, MLB, Spotify and Pandora.

For lunch, we headed to Chez Muffy at Auberge Saint-Antoine in Quebec City’s Old Port. Chez Muffy is a contemporary French-Canadian, farmhouse-inspired restaurant.

My main was Crispy Pork Flank, beans and sweet peas with tarragon and tendrils salad. The skin was incredibly crispy with perfectly seasoned pork belly.

For dessert, I opted for the chef special strawberry cheesecake. It was rich and creamy.

Before heading back to the airport, we got a chance to explore Old Quebec. It was like step back in time to Old Europe with its charming architecture and narrow, cobblestone street.

It is the only fortified city north of Mexico City. In December 1985, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added Old Quebec City to its prestigious World Heritage List.

Place Royale is the site where French America was born, as the first French settlement was started here in 1608. There is the Notre-Dame-des-Victoires church, the oldest stone church in North America.

that Samuel de Champlain chose to build his Abitation, which serves as a fort, a shop, a trading post and a residence when he arrived in 1608. It was the first permanent French establishment in America.

The iconic castle-like Chateau Frontenac, one of the world’s most photographed hotel, is located on a cliff overlooking the St. Lawrence River. The grand hotel was built by the Canadian Pacific railroad in 1893. The hotel has more than 600 guestrooms and suites on 18 floors.

Thanks GMC Canada for an amazing time in Quebec City.


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James Chung

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