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Old 11-08-2010, 06:19 PM   #1
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Question 2200 miles to Quebec,Canada........

Hello everyone:
I'm back in Fl for the winter.I'd like to request information from someone who has made a trip to Quebec.......is it difficult to comunicate with folk in the area,(is English spoken,besides French?).
If I stay in Quebec proper for a few days or weeks are RV parks close to the city?.Kindly provide as much info as possible and if there is a publication that help you out to plan the trip.I have not ever been in Canada and all info is valuable..........Many thanks for your help!

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You will find that language is not a problem. English is readily available and even if you come across someone who only speaks french, there will be some one around who speaks both english and french. You will need to be more specific on where you plan on traveling to. Quebec is a large province with three major areas; Quebec city and Gaspe, Montreal and Gatineau/Ottawa.

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You should have no problems with English or French. People from France told me once, that they have a hard time to understand the French, that is spoken in Quebec!!! But that must be a rumor.
I travel a lot in QUEBEC and they understand my English.... I do not speak French.
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Don't forget that the good ole US of A requires a passport to get back into the states.
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:31 AM   #5
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Visiting Quebec City


G'morning from Casa Grande, AZ. You'll really enjoy your visit up to Quebec. We're originally out of Duluth, Minnesota, and have visited Canada, and especially Quebec City a few times.

Although French is primarily spoken in Quebec, you'll likely NOT have trouble communicating. Toughest part is trying to figure out what to order off French menus when stopping in more rural, or small towns, since in the big city areas, they're used to communicating with visitors while those in smaller towns may not be. You'll still be o.k.

Now, with regard to visiting Quebec City, it'll likely be one of your most memorable destinations. Old Town Quebec is absolutely WONDERFUL. Clip clop carriages on cobbel stone streets, the wonderful promenade overlooking the St. Lawrence River in front of the magnificent and historical Frontenac Hotel. Sidewalk cafes, street artists, fabulous old ornate buildings with copper topped roofs, stunning churches, live, local music in the various little squares throught the town during the evenings, and...on and on. DON'T MISS IT!!

A good park to stay in is located in the NW corner of TransCanada Hwy. 20 (running E. and W.) and Provincial Freeway 73 (running N. and S.). This intersection is right S. of the Rt. 73 bridge over the St. Lawrence It's name is Berniere RV Park (look it up in your campground catalogs).There are also others in this area to check out. Berniere is not particularly fancy, but clean, roomy (we easily fit w. our 40 rig and Honda Element tow car), and a great location for visiting Old Town. Just take your tow vehicle over the bridge and hang a right (Easterly) through residential area on into Old Town about 10 or so blocks. There are parking lots inside the walled Old Town city and they're worth it! Make sure to spend BOTH daylight afternoon time inside Old Town, AND...also, spend an after sunset evening wandering around. It's magical!!

We'd suggest another day trip to consider. Leave your rig in whatever campground you're at, and take your run around vehicle for a drive NE from Quebec City on Rt. 360/138 along the N. shore of the St. Lawrence River on up to a little town called Tadoussack. The drive is fabulous, the little towns along the way charming, and the spectacular views along the way are phenomenal. When you're almost to Tadoussac, ya drive onto a FREE ferry which takes ya across a beautiful fjord into Tadoussac. Once there, poke around, have lunch, and DO NOT MISS walking the boardwalk trail around the peninsula. Make sure you're camera is working, cause in addition to wonderful photo ops, you MIGHT see a whale or two rolling on the surface of the fjord or out in the river. It's a GREAT day trip and if ya leave Quebec City in the morning, you can comfortably be back by dark. It's a great trip!!

Hope this all helps a little. Enjoy!!

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We were told by some friends from Western Canada that language will not be a problem in Quebec unless the folks there think you are a Canadian who refuses to speak French in Quebec. They said they are very helpful if they realize you are from the US and only speak English

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