Québec and moi:

Confessions of a Québec City tour guide

The Augustines

When the first three Augustine nuns sailed up the St. Lawrence in 1639, Québec City was no more than a fur-trading post. There were a …
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A Cabin in Winter

As the snow piles higher and the cold air conspires to keep it there, Quebecers head to their summer chalets for winter warmth. It might be …
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A Staircase into the Trees

One of the most basic things to know about Québec City is that it has an Upper Town and a Lower Town…Haute Ville/Basse Ville. It …
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The Magdalen Islands

The Magdalen Islands are a hook-shaped archipelago in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Distant from the Canadian mainland, this string of eight …
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Snow Wars

Québec City gets an average of 303.4 centimeters of snow every year. For those of you who think in feet and inches, that’s just a …
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Modernity

Old Québec is, not surprisingly, known for its old architecture. 411 years of existence have left us numerous varieties of vintage buildings that make a …
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Champions 10 times over

They have done it again! On Saturday last, the Laval University football team capped off a perfect season by winning the Vanier Cup, Canada’s collegiate national …
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Old City Architecture

Laval University was founded in the 1850s by the Seminary of Québec. And for a hundred years its students lived and studied in the Old …
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Mary Ann

Mary Ann was a slave who worked in her master’s house near Québec City’s Place Royale. In August of 1777, she left his house without …
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