Québec and moi:

Confessions of a Québec City tour guide

The Persistence of Place

One of the challenges of being a tour guide in Québec City, or in any historic city for that matter, is that you must find …
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Milk for Santa Claus

A couple of weeks ago, just in time for the holiday season, the association that represents the milk producers of the province of Québec came …
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Feuilles rouges

When the leaves are at their peak in the first days of October, Québec City tour guides head toward the water. There, parked along the …
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The empty streets of Old Québec

Old Quebec hasn’t been itself lately. Streets usually teaming with people are nearly empty. Restaurants that would normally be full every noon and every night …
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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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