Quebec Local Customs

  • Ice Sculpture Down By The Port
    Ice Sculpture Down By The Port
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  • The Ice Castle Across From Parliament
    The Ice Castle Across From Parliament
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  • Ice-rink At Place D'Youville
    Ice-rink At Place D'Youville
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  • 1. Local food and drinks

    Through our trip to the provences of Quebec and New Brunswick we would stop at a restaurant and see the mysterious word "Poutine" on the menu. Finally I was brave enough to ask, "What the heck IS...

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  • 2. Languages (French, English)

    Outside the Old City, very few people speak fluent English, but in the tourist area, most everyone speaks English. Signs, however, are often only in French (unless the English is smaller), so take...

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  • 3. Carnaval de Quebec

    Canadian winters are long and cold and so most cities have some sort of mid-winter celebration - celebrating the turning point rather than the mid-winter! Quebec's Carnaval claims to be the World's...

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  • 4. Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Quebec National Day)

    The Fête nationale du Québec ("Quebec National Holiday") is the official day of Quebec, Canada. The festivities occur on June 23 and June 24 and are organized by the Comité organisateur de la fête...

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  • 5. History, culture and politics

    When walking through an old city you will always come across some nice brass monuments preserving the history of the district and the way of life. We found this brass monument whilst walking the old...

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  • 6. Festival d'Ete de Quebec

    Quebec City may be famous for their biggest festival, the Carnaval de Quebec, but there is also a large music and entertainment festival in the summer, the Festival d'Ete (summer festival). We booked...

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  • 7. Road signs

    Cultural Tips: Signs here are usually in French: Pont = Bridge, Rue = street,Arret = stop, etc. Speed limits are in KM/h, NOT MILES! Cops exept in school zones, usually won't stop you unless you ride...

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  • 8. Winter sports

    Ice fishing is fun! You dig a hole with a drill in the ice, put your line and wait for fish to come! St-Anne-de-la-perade has a few 10's of thousands visitors every year for ice fishing, but you can...

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  • 9. Tipping

    Yes, it might seem strange to you, but you should always tip the waiters in the province of Quebec. Usually, people leave at least 15% of the amount of the restaurant bill if you are satisfied with...

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  • 10. Room To Rent, Great Location Lower Town

    Walking through the lower town there were many interesting sights, but one that took my eye was the Room To Let sign in the middle of the tourist precinct. It...

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  • 11. Soliciting for restaurants

    With evening falling, we were fascinated to find that the restaurant-infested rue Ste-Louis became alive with young ladies outside doorways accosting passing...

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  • 12. Citadel View of the Chateau Frontenac

    The Chateau Frontenac is such an imposing building that it's outline dominates Quebec City. Because it is located on the bluff overlooking the St. Lawrence...

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  • 13. Mark Your Calendar

    Important Dates for Canadians July, 1 Canada day (Canadian Independence day) August, 31 Labor Day Oct, 31 Halloween Oct, 25 Thanksgiving Nov, 11 Remembrance...

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  • 14. Don't insult the smokers

    Let's face it... I'm from California. We're militant about smoking. (i.e. gross, disgusting habit forcing second-hand-smoke death upon the rest of us) But there...

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  • 15. Art is Everywhere!

    Art is very prevalent throughout Quebec City! Most every shop offers some sort of artistic endeavor. And one little lane, not too far from Le Chateau Fronenac...

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  • 16. St. Lawrence Boardwalk

    Apparently closed during fall/winter, the upper portion of the boardwalk along the Terrasse Dufferin offers unparalleled views over the St. Lawrence River. We...

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  • 17. Want to know what's happening...

    Want to know what's happening in town? What to do this week: http://www.quebecplus.cahttp://www.voir.ca Bilingual Daily News: http://www.ledevoir.com...

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  • 18. Museums in downtown Quebec are...

    Museums in downtown Quebec are excellent, don't miss them! I personally felt the french colonialism was and is still very strong: take a look at the french...

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  • 19. Taxes and tippingMost goods...

    Taxes and tippingMost goods and services are subject to a federal tax (GST) and a provincial tax (TVQ) in Québec. Foreign residents may be entitled to certain...

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  • 20. Museum

    If you like museum you must take time to go to Musee de la civilisation.The picture is an outside wall arts. It's an illustration of a part of our history. You...

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  • 21. Goof

    Throw this guy a few coins, and he will certainly entertain you! That's right... one in the mouth, and one in each nostril!! He was bizarre, yet quite talented!...

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  • 22. Woodcarving

    I'm just guessing, but woodcarving in Quebec probably has Native American roots. I saw this guy carving away on rue du Petit-Champlain, the city's oldest...

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  • 23. Old Centre of the City!

    Enjoy the French ambience - it is kind of nice to have to try to figure everything out! Photo of Place Royale, one of the main squares located in the Lower part...

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  • 24. This is 'La rue du tresor',...

    This is 'La rue du tresor', nice place, many paintings.But Quebec is a great place anyhow, so wherever you go, there is a lot to see and do! Have fun!

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