August 23 2017 Edition

A visit to the Citadelle de Québec at nightfall

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Welcome to the Citadelle de Québec. The sun has just set but the ghosts of soldiers and prisoners of the past still walk through the seemingly deserted military base.

Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! is out of this world

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Photo: Lise Lafond
St-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! is one very out-of-the-ordinary name for a village. It’s the only town in the world with two exclamation points in its name. This small municipality of around 1,600 people is part of the Regional County Municipality (MRC) of Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, and is situated 44 minutes from Edmundston, New Brunswick, and 45 minutes from the United States border.

Avenue Maguire prepares to celebrate its rich and tasty history

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Come and sample delicious food while enjoying festivities at the fifth annual Maguire en Fête on Sunday, August 27.
The week before the street party, the Société de Développement Commercial (SDC) of Avenue Maguire and the Caisse Desjardins Sillery-Saint-Louis-de-France presented many of the savoury elements of the festivities, including the first “duel of flavours.”

A trip around Île d’Orléans reveals facets of its culture

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
We set off on our annual tour de l’Île on a sunny August afternoon. After a five-minute drive from downtown Quebec City, we crossed over the Pont de l’Île and drove straight across the long and narrow long island to the village of Saint-Laurent to drop anchor at the Parc Maritime, set against a magnificent view of the St. Lawrence River and the south shore. 

Festibière brews up another successful beer festival

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

From August 17 to 20, crowds of people headed for the Espace 400e in the Old Port of Quebec for the Festibière.

Even with the heavy rain on Friday evening, people were dancing and enjoying beer and food samples offered by more than 65 breweries and microbreweries, as well as numerous food trucks. Luckily the sun came out on Saturday, to the delight of the large number of beer enthusiasts.

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