Québec and moi:

Confessions of a Québec City tour guide

Walk. Don’t walk.

I don’t know if it is true where you live, but here in Québec City pedestrians cross intersections diagonally. When they are standing on one …
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St. Matthew’s Anglican Church

Québec City’s St. John Street starts within the city walls and stretches westward, becoming the central artery of the St. Jean-Baptiste neighborhood. It is one …
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Elvis de Québec

Elvis de Québec Have you seen Elvis? No, not that Elvis, our Elvis. Québec’s Elvis. His name is David Thibault and he does Elvis Presley like no one else. Not only …
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Québec in 2014

The laurels keep coming in for Québec City! La Vielle Capitale has just been put near the top of Vacay.ca’s list of the best places …
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Ste Anne to the rescue

St. Anne, patroness to mariners, miners, cabinet makers, and pregnant women, can add one more group to her list of protégées. In one part of …
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A man flu???

In French-speaking Québec, even the common flu takes on a different accent, becoming contested ground in the battle between the sexes. When Quebecers start to …
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German Christmas Market

Sprechen sie deutsch? Do you speak German? Well, actually, speaking German is not mandatory at Québec City’s Deutscher Weihnachtsmarkt; French will do just fine. Every winter, …
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What’s in a name?

For most of the 17th and 18th century, Québec City was the capital of a vast, new French empire. At its largest – around the …
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L’ancien bureau de poste

Situated at the top of Mountain Hill, l’ancien bureau de poste is an impressive building. My customers frequently ask: “Is it the Supreme Court building? …
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