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Attention East Canadians: Your Advice Is Needed!  
User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 19
Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1428 times:
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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!
JBLU/Ben
jetBlueAirbusA320@yahoo.com
BKaufman@execs.com

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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

All I have to say is I'm jealous, it sounds like a ton of fun.


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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

Brush up on your French mon ami, parce que les Quebecois parlent seulement en francais, especially to anyone they think is an American tourist.

Apart from that, Quebec is extremely beautiful and a great place to visit. Stock up on warm clothes and you will have a great time there.


User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1395 times:
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French??? AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I speak fluent Spanish and English.
My family also speaks Yiddish and German.

But not French!!!!!

Maybe I should get an electric translator or dictionary or something..

Oi veh..

JBLU


User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1371 times:
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Sudden silence...

Anybody else think they can help?

Thnx
jblu


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16370 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

You'll get by with English just fine. I find most Quebecois in Quebec City speak English also.

As for learning/speaking French.....it's a slowly dying language on a worldwide basis.



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User currently offlineRai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1339 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.


User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3077 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1341 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.

mls515


User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1308 times:
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Thanks for all the advice!

Yeah, we thought about going northern, even more, but have decided not to. The only reason this is working is because the air is free, I suppose.

Thanks again for all the advice!

JBLU


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