Experience Winter Magic at Carnaval de Québec!

What better way to face the cold of winter than dogsledding and games in The City of Snow? From the Plains of Abraham to the Chateau Frontenac to the Place Royal, dive into the heart of the largest winter festival in the world: The Quebec City Winter Carnival!

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Red Bull Crashed Ice …Quebec City in all its glory!

December 1, 2015

With winter at the door, Quebecers can’t wait to put on their skis, snowshoes, skates, hats and mittens, and enjoy the season’s outdoor sports. Did you know that there are 37,500 hockey teams in organized leagues in Canada according to CBC news (2013)? A real indicator of Canadians’ enthusiasm for hockey and skating in general! As if hockey wasn’t exciting enough, Ice Cross Downhill competitions have established themselves as a new fierce and exciting winter sport that Canadians have whole-heartedly embraced.

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Embarking on an educational journey through toponymy

February 23, 2015

Did you ever stop to wonder about the names that surround you? The name of a bridge, of a church or of a concert hall maybe? When I was a kid growing up in Sherbrooke in the province of Quebec, I remember a project where all the street names were being replaced for new ones with the added origin of the street name under the text.

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Rivers, the highways of the time

August 20, 2014

Did you know that back in the 15th and 16th Century, the French explorers would navigate all over North America? They would set up forts along the rivers, making it difficult for the English explorers to travel via the waterways. Read More

Where the river narrows

August 10, 2014

Before the arrival of the first Europeans, Quebec City, then known as “Stadaconé”, was a busy trading hub for Amerindians. With the arrival of Samuel de Champlain and the first French settlers in 1608, Quebec City became the capital of New France.

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