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September, Portland OR, or Quebec City?

In September Ms J0 and I would like to travel to either Portland (Oregon) or Quebec City. We would like to stay for 5 or so days. We can get to Portland for less than half the cost of getting to Quebec City. So, help us decide, please. [more inside]
posted by J0 on Jul 2, 2014 - 14 answers

Tour Eastern Canada recommendations

My in-laws are flying in from India to Boston. They've never been to Canada and are curious to see the Eastern part including Toronto, Ottawa, Quebuc, Montreal. Do you have any recommendations on guiding tour companies which they may enjoy. (Please note, they aren't open to renting a car, so I'm researching guided tour options). Thanks in advance, -Z
posted by quiverandquill on Feb 18, 2014 - 14 answers

Quebecker graphic design resources

I want to learn more about Design in Québec, see examples of work, understand the view of the profession, the job market, the vocabulary and so on. Can you give recommendations of nice french-canadian design blogs, websites, communities and articles?
posted by Shockingly Nice on Feb 12, 2014 - 1 answer

Driving from Maine to Chicago via Canada with 2 dogs...Tips?

We are planning to drive to Chicago for the holidays, and we thought it might be fun to go through Canada on the " getting there" leg of the trip. We will have two dogs with us, so the sightseeing and lodging would have to include them. [more inside]
posted by lobstah on Nov 18, 2013 - 9 answers

What to do and eat in Quebec City and Maritimes

Despite my feelings about cruises, I am taking my mom on a cruise for her 80th birthday (Quebec City, Nova Scotia, PEI). I am looking for help - with what to eat and what to see. [more inside]
posted by beccaj on May 14, 2013 - 12 answers

What to do in Montreal?

I'll be in Montreal and Longueuil, Quebec, Canada for two weeks. What budget-friendly things should I do there? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on May 12, 2013 - 17 answers

Where to stay for a week in Montreal?

I'm planning a 10-day vacation with my girlfriend in Montreal in July, with a couple of days at the end in Quebec City. I bought all the guidebooks, but maybe the hive mind has a better idea which neighborhoods are good as a home base in Montreal for exploring. [more inside]
posted by overleaf on Apr 11, 2013 - 20 answers

Reading More on the Quiet Revolution

I want to read more about the cultural history of Quebec's Quiet Revolution, a short period in which suddenly the people of the province became more secularized and the pace of life revolved less and less around their traditional Catholic faith. What are some good papers and books about this? [more inside]
posted by deanc on Jan 26, 2013 - 1 answer

Where should I go for great traditional music in Quebec?

Where should I go to hear traditional music in Quebec this holiday season? [more inside]
posted by Polyhymnia on Dec 16, 2012 - 10 answers

How do I sell My Car between Canadian Provinces?

How do I sell a car between provinces? I live in Montreal, QC and my friend in Toronto, ON. She wants to buy my car. What do I have to do to sell it to her? [more inside]
posted by foxinsocks on Sep 29, 2012 - 1 answer

What are the economics of an independent Quebec?

Can anyone point me to a financial analysis of what would happen if Quebec separated from Canada? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Aug 21, 2012 - 1 answer

Hire me, sil vous plait?

Does anyone have experience jobhunting as an Anglophone in Montreal? Where should I be looking for English jobs, should I just forget finding one and learn French ASAP, and is this going to be as big a problem as I fear? Et aussi une grand plaque de fèves. [more inside]
posted by snorkmaiden on Aug 3, 2012 - 8 answers

Road trip routing

When driving a roadtrip from Toronto / Buffalo to Newfoundland should I go through Canada or the US? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Aug 2, 2012 - 8 answers

What do cover letters and CVs look like in Quebec?

What do cover letters and CVs look like in Quebec? [more inside]
posted by vecchio on Jul 11, 2012 - 4 answers

Eastern Townships recommendations

a vegetarian and a pescetarian looking for recommendations on how best to entertain, lodge, and feed ourselves for 24 hours in Quebec's Eastern Townships! We'll be there towards the end of July.
posted by fingers_of_fire on Jul 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me lawyer up!

I've got a special-snowflake immigrations issue that leads me to believe I no longer know enough to handle the problem. I need to meet with an immigrations lawyer/consultant. But how do I choose? (Location filter: Montreal) [more inside]
posted by cinoyter on Jun 1, 2012 - 10 answers

Can you walk on top of the Citadel in Quebec City?

Is it possible to walk on top of the Citadel or Ramparts in Quebec City in winter? [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Jan 26, 2012 - 3 answers

NYE in Quebec City?

What should I do in Quebec City this New Year's Eve? [more inside]
posted by iona on Dec 28, 2011 - 2 answers

Does Canada close up shop for the holidays?

Do Montreal and Quebec City close up shop for the holidays? [more inside]
posted by ElCuadrangular on Dec 15, 2011 - 8 answers

International Adoption

International Adoption - What should we look for in an agency here and abroad? [more inside]
posted by bitteroldman on Dec 5, 2011 - 16 answers

Laissant mon coeur en Afrique, je reviens à la neige.

Moving back to Canada on short notice... like, tomorrow. Ugh. Help me figure out the logistics of living in the Western world again! [more inside]
posted by hasna on Nov 16, 2011 - 8 answers

Looking for catering in Montreal's West Island

I'm looking for a catering service in the West Island of Montreal that will deliver fresh meals to private homes. Bonus points for an online menu/ordering interface. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by cleverevans on Sep 7, 2011 - 5 answers

All I want is a humble cabin in the woods and a five-star chef

Looking for a nice accessible vacation spot in Quebec or Ontario - forest, lake, canoes. Must be a hotel or at least have locked doors and food nearby on foot. Most important: I have to be able to get there without a car! [more inside]
posted by L'Estrange Fruit on Jul 28, 2011 - 8 answers

Parlez-vous something something

Am I expected to speak French in Montreal? [more inside]
posted by eugenen on Jul 9, 2011 - 26 answers

Seeking campsite near Montreal

Camping near Montreal, Quebec: Looking for a campsite that allows dogs (not just service dogs). Also would like to be able to go fishing. Scenic a plus. (In case it matters, there are six in our group, plus one dog.) Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Jun 20, 2011 - 1 answer

Shoukd I go to Quebec City or Montreal, and what to do there?

I want to vacation in Quebec City, or possibly Montreal, in August. I am a single woman on a budget and will not have a car. Suggestions needed for which to choose and what to do once I get there. [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Jun 17, 2011 - 14 answers

Any tips for vacation French immersion courses overseas?

Anyone have any tips or recommendations for French-language learning vacations? [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Apr 27, 2011 - 4 answers

Looking for a Quebec-based, bilingual tax lawyer/accountant

I need an effective and bilingual Quebec-based tax lawyer/accountant to deal with my friends at Revenu Quebec. [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Apr 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Tax debt: which way to jump?

Canada tax arrears: would bankruptcy help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2011 - 2 answers

Am I eligible for my bonus after a resignation?

I have just resigned from my job and I need to know if I am eligible to collect my bonus payout for 2010 under Quebec labour law [more inside]
posted by notcostello on Feb 9, 2011 - 1 answer

I can't remember what I don't know

Middle school/young adult novels set in Quebec? [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on Dec 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Montreal tourist gift ideas

What's a good tourism-oriented gift to give a middle-aged couple, in or around Montreal? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Dec 3, 2010 - 9 answers

Quebec in winter?

Quebec City casual? [more inside]
posted by Sissinghurst on Oct 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Get Confident, Stupid!

I have an opportunity to do what I dream of doing, writing a food column, but utterly fail at journalism. What do I do get cojones and pursue this dream to something bigger? [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Sep 20, 2010 - 15 answers

Quebec Debt and Credit Reporting Laws?

I need references for laws in Quebec regarding debt collection and credit reporting. [more inside]
posted by splice on Sep 14, 2010 - 2 answers

Puis-toi aider moi avec television?

Looking for info on how to download (and somehow transfer to an iPhone) a French-Canadian cooking show. I swear it's to help me learn! [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Sep 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Ou mangeon nous en Montreal?

Does anyone have suggestions for special, kid-friendly dining experiences in Montreal? (More inside) [more inside]
posted by Slap Factory on Aug 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Places to go in the Eastern Townships?

Where in Quebec's Eastern Townships should a bunch of people go? [more inside]
posted by transient on Jul 20, 2010 - 6 answers

Where to stay and what to do on the drive from Montreal to Halifax

We are taking several days to drive from Montreal to Halifax next week and we're looking for interesting things to see and do along the way. Never been to the east side of Canada before. Bonus points for suggestions of good vegetarian restaurants. [more inside]
posted by metaname on Jun 16, 2010 - 18 answers

confused in Montreal

I was startled and amused in Montreal by strangers coming up, saying "Mon chapeau est plus beau que le votre!" Can anyone add some context? [more inside]
posted by Phatty Lumpkin on May 17, 2010 - 5 answers

les newlyweds, eh?

What are some interesting, rural-ish places to honeymoon in Quebec? [more inside]
posted by RingerChopChop on May 3, 2010 - 15 answers

Looking for old library featured on the CBC.

CBC Radio had a program on an old Quebec library (I think - in Montreal) - that dates from the 1800's and is supposed to be absolutely stunning. Something that people would envision being right out of Harry Potter. Unfortunately - I could not make out the name of the Library - and lot's of googling has come up with nothing. Does anyone here know if the Library in question?
posted by helmutdog on Mar 14, 2010 - 10 answers

Tabarnac!

What was this strange ritual? I was visiting Sherbrooke, Quebec in the late summer of 1979. I remember one Saturday, a guy was being pulled in a wooden cart down the street, as he was being pelted with eggs and other, unremembered things. He was shivering, thoroughly miserable, and looked like he was about to cry. I asked a native, in my stiff college French, what the hell was going on. He replied that this was an old custom done to bachelors just before the marriage. Onlookers were laughing, cheering, taunting, and generally having a good old time. I was shocked by the seeming cruelty of the scene. [more inside]
posted by BostonTerrier on Mar 6, 2010 - 13 answers

Can you recommend a tattoo parlour in Quebec City?

I'm looking for a good tattoo parlour in Quebec City. What places should I check out? [more inside]
posted by the cat's pyjamas on Feb 24, 2010 - 2 answers

Aggressive Quebec driving

Why are drivers in Quebec so much more aggressive than in other provinces? [more inside]
posted by fso on Jan 14, 2010 - 31 answers

Quebec City restaurant recommendation

My parents are celebrating their 10th anniversary in Quebec City. They are staying in Sainte-Foy, on Hochelaga Blvd. I want to get them a gift certificate for a nice but not too fancy restaurant; nice enough so it's special, but not over-the-top, five-star nice. I want $200 to cover it. Thoughts? Thanks!
posted by JamesWilson123 on Aug 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Where's my rebate, mon ami?

Revenue Quebec Filter: I mailed my taxes to Revenue Quebec somewhere around the 3rd or 4th of May. That's slightly late, but it's OK because they owe me money. I even sent it express post so it wouldn't get lost. Two months later, I've received no cheque, no direct deposit, no notice of assessment--nothing. [more inside]
posted by Decimask on Jul 5, 2009 - 12 answers

French speaker in Quebec?

Is there a quebecois on line who would be willing to speak via Skype in order for me to get used to the Quebecois accent before I go on a field trip? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on May 28, 2009 - 6 answers

French-speaking university for a student from the U.S.?

What are some universities which teach in French that a student from the U.S. should consider? (Especially in Quebec.) [more inside]
posted by non-kneebiter on May 19, 2009 - 6 answers

J'en ai besoin d'améliorer mon français. Any suggestions?

« J'en ai besoin d'améliorer mon français, » or: "I need to improve my French." I'm looking for advice from anyone who has worked on improving or regaining their nth language. [more inside]
posted by Decimask on May 10, 2009 - 16 answers

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