Tour Old Quebec by lantern light

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

This bunker, inside the walls of the Citadel, is home to an artilleryman who tries to sell certain ill-gotten wares to those on the tour.

Imagine yourself as an Irish immigrant who has just landed in Quebec City in the summer of 1847 after a two-month ocean crossing. After clearing immigration and being disinfected on Grosse Île, somehow you have become part of a group of fellow countrymen who find themselves on Durham Terrace (today called Dufferin Terrace). You have, in fact, no business being there.