Quebec’s Traditional Meat Pie: Tourtière

Tourtière, traditionally enjoyed around the Christmas and New Year holidays, is a savory, spiced meat pie enveloped in a flaky puff pastry crust. Customarily filled with minced pork and seasoned with holiday spices such as clove, cinnamon and nutmeg, the tourtière has origins in the province of Quebec that can be traced back to as […]

Carnaval de Québec: The World’s Largest Winter Carnival

The tradition of the winter carnival first began in Québec in 1894 as part of a tradition to gather and celebrate before Lent. The first presentation of the Carnival, as it has come to be known today, began in 1955 and introduced the world to Bonhomme, the Carnival’s representative and symbol of winter revelry. As […]

Quebec City: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Built in the late 19th century, the iconic hotel, perched high atop Cap Diamant overlooking the St. Lawrence river, evokes feelings of romantic elegance normally associated with historic European castles. Even if you are not staying at the hotel, it will likely appear as the backdrop in most of your photos of the centuries-old walled […]