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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
My love affair with Quebec City dates back to 1995, when I moved there to study English literature at Laval University. I immediately fell in love with this charming historic city, and have lived here...
On the occasion of a visit from England by my wife's sister, we decided to take her to Quebec City for a little exploration (late-May, 2005). For once, we did not have the best weather one could hope...
Quebec City is the only fortified city remaining north of Mexico. The old town was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. The city was built on the cliff beside the St. Lawrence River...