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Cruising to Québec

The first cruise ship of the season was parked in the port of Québec this weekend. Having left Fort Lauderdale on the first of May, the MS Veendam arrived in town early on the morning of Saturday the 10th. After taking on new passengers, it left for Boston on Sunday afternoon, a few minutes before …

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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 does he have a voice exactly like the King, he looks like him too! Elvis – I mean, David – was “discovered” just over a month ago now when he sang in …

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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. It means snowshoeing on the Plains of Abraham. It means winter carnival, cozy restaurants, and skating on the Place d’Youville under tiny white lights that make the most of the …

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Condé Nast: Top Ten!

Condé Nast Traveler has just released the results of its 2013 Readers’ Choice Survey and Québec City is getting the recognition it deserves: Besting cities like Venice, Seville, and even Paris, the Vieille Capitale is a top ten city! I cannot say that I am surprised. This city has everything that a discerning tourist – …

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Walkable, indeed!

As a Québec City tour guide, I walk the streets of the old city every day. From Avenue Cartier to La Place Royale, from St. Roch to the Citadelle, I shepherd tourists over the curbs and cobblestones of the Vieille Capitale. Although my clients occasionally grumble at the city’s many staircases and hills, in the …

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