Quebec Trip - June 2017
- Un lundi comme les autres? Non! - June 12
- Local Treats & Canadian Money - June 13
- Bonjour Monsieur Fantôme - June 16
- Un jour typique à Québec? - June 17
Oxbridge students are settling into life as temporary Québecois. Some do so by sampling local treats. Last night a large group went to enjoy authentic poutine (house fries with cheese curds and vegetarian gravy) in a restaurant in the suburbs.While they waited for the bill, a couple of students decided to find out just how indestructible Canadian money is – sure enough, it is 100% water proof! After class, we took a ferry across the Saint Laurence River to Vieux Lévis. The ferry ride gave us a stunning view of the city, particularly the glorious Château de Frontenac. We returned to the lower part of the city, called Petit Champlain. We’ll return there tomorrow after our visit to the Musée de la Civilisation.
On Saturday, while the students visited a Huron (Wendake) village, city authorities worked hard to save a moose that had wandered out of the forest, onto the side of a highway, and then into the St. Laurence River. We worked off our big meal at the Wendake Village by hiking a 2 mile trek along Kabir Kouba, a nearby waterfall.