“When I first visited Québec City in 2013, I fell in love.
After a couple of short getaways to the city, I rented my first apartment here in 2014. It lured me in with its European-style architecture, French-speaking locals and laid-back vibe. As an anglophone who does not speak French well, Québec City, while a part of Canada, felt foreign to me. In other words, it was an ideal destination for a full-time traveler who was unsure about living in Canada again.
It is not just the architecture and language that make Québec feel different. Québecois use the 24-hour clock, while the rest of the country uses 12. When looking at prices, they often use a comma instead of a period to separate dollars and cents. Québec swear words are religiously based, and if you hear someone say “tabarnak!” they are dropping the f-bomb.
Read on for more of what you need to know before your trip to Québec City.”