Bien Dit 1Chapitres 3&4- Géoculture Québec
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Known for its enormous limestone rock formation (le Rocher Percé)
North of Montréal, it has spectacular foliage in the Fall.
The most popular sport in Québec
Le Nord du Québec
Wildlife, like the Caribou and Moose, have adapted to the conditions of this harsh landscape.
Les aurores boréales
In July, you can see the Northern Lights from the Mount Cosmos Observatory, south of Québec City.
You can see a variety of large sea mammals in this river, including whales, dolphins and sea lions.
The second largest French-speaking city in the world.
La cipâte aux bleuets
This traditional pie is made with a kind of blueberry found in Canada.
A meat pie usually made from minced pork and spices.
A popular summer activity that people do on Québec's many waterways.
Les traîneaux à chiens
This was a form of transportation for Inuits, settlers and fur traders. Today it is an eco-adventure opportunity for tourists.
La pêche blanche
This is a popular winter sport that involves cutting a hole in the ice.
Le sirop d'érable
This is made in a cabane à sucre and is common in Québecoise cooking and as a treat for children.
L'International de montgolfières
A hot air balloon festival lasting ten days.
Le Festival international de Jazz de Montréal
Musicians from all over the world participate in over 400 concerts every summer during this.
Le Carnaval de Québec
The biggest winter carnival in the world; includes and an ice palace built for its mascot: Bonhomme Carnaval.
Samuel de Champlain
Sent by the King of France to map the Saint Lawrence River; established ties with the native peoples and made the fur trade flourish; founded Québec City in 1608.
Explored the St. Lawrence River in the 1530s while looking for a route to Asia. Landed on the sites now known as Montréal and Québec City, claiming them for France.
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