Québec and moi:

Confessions of a Québec City tour guide

A scale model

At the turn of the nineteenth century, Québec City was the military heart of British North America, and tensions with the United States necessitated continued …
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Le Clocher Penché

Last Thursday, I had lunch at Le Clocher Penché. This restaurant is on the corner of St. Joseph-Est and Caron streets in Québec City’s St …
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The federation of milk producers for the province of Quebec has recently launched an advertising campaign to promote the great variety of excellent cheeses made …
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Food Tour

My favorite way to see a city is to eat my way through it. In restaurants, grocery stores, bars, and boutiques they sell the food …
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For three days after the first snow of the year there has been a persistent drizzle in Québec City. The rain, however, in no way …
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First Snow

It is the first snow of the season this morning in Québec City. In Québec, snow is good. Snow means skiing at Mont Sainte Anne. …
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Un beau groupe

I have only done it for a short time now, but it has quickly become one of my great joys. I train tour guides for …
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François-Xavier Garneau

In the summer of 2011, when I left the University of Kansas history department for Quebec, my dearest friends there gave me a leather bound, …
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Poison Ivy

In this day and age of warnings, disclaimers, and cautionary blurbs of all sorts, I was struck by this not-so-helpful sign that I saw on …
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