JBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 18 Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1511 times:
Hi there. As some of you, from my previous Aurora post may know, I intend to go to Quebec City (area) Canada to try and see the northern lights.
I will go in Mid- november, or early november (2nd or 3rd weekend) depending on weather.
As of now, we fly from JFK-BTV and then drive from BTV to Quebec City. I think, as of now, we plan to stay a tad north of Quebec City in "Beaupre, Quebec" at the "Chateau Mont St. Anne Hotel". It seems like it is a pretty remote area, and we wouldnt have to drive very far (25 minutes, maybe) to the north to have some darkness.
Any advice on the area is appreciated, especially if you live around there. At the present time, the Aurora is quite active over the skies of central Quebec.
Advice would be good on any place near Beaupre, but Beaupre in specific would help. Thanks a lot!
(Also, if you know any good places to view in the area, let me in!)
Thanks A Lot!
Rai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1422 times:
Hey. Quebec is beautiful in the fall with the leaves being all different colors. It's kinda like Vermont or New Hampshire. In terms of French, most people should be able to converse in English. I was in Montreal in August, however, and I was stunned at how poor many of the French people seemed to speak English. It’s gotten much, much worse the last few years.
If you really, really want to see the northern lights, it’s best to go somewhere like Alberta, Yukon or the North West Territories. The climate is much dryer (and colder…Brrrrr!), so the sky will be clearer and they’ll show up much nicer than they will in the East. I remember viewing them when I was living in Alberta. They were really clear and it was quite a site.
Mls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3077 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1424 times:
Good luck and have a nice trip even if you aren't sucessful in seeing the northern lights. It sounds like an interesting place to visit.
With the French speakers, just make an attempt and start out your conversations with "Bone Joor, Par Lay Voo On Glay Cee Voo Play?" and then carry out the rest of the conversation in English. Maybe they'll be a little nicer to you.