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Old 11-20-2016, 08:21 AM
 
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We are planning to visit QC after X mas weekend and hoping to celebrate NYE in this snowy city.

Is this still a good time to visit to still enjoy festivities because I saw that the german market closes by Dec 16 !!
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Old 11-20-2016, 03:54 PM
 
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It's a lovely place in winter, if winter really comes. For example, seeing the St. Lawrence river frozen is amazing. Do dress for the cold though. And watch your car if you drive. My washer fluid froze up. Had to be thawed and replaced at a dealer.

Festivals you can find with a calendar. Not my thing.
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Old 11-21-2016, 11:46 AM
 
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There will be plenty of tourists until Jan. 5 or perhaps a bit later, and everything in Old Quebec is open year round. The german market is still a novelty and mostly for residents, it really isn't a big event even though they may be advertising it.

If you're driving, I'd be worried about the quality of your tires before I worry about washer fluid (although that too I guess). Be prepared to hit some snow if you drive here.
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Yeah. Regarding tires if you're driving you need at a minimum fairly new four season tires. No summer tires. And even with four season tires if you are not very experienced in snow I would recommended waiting things out if ever there is a snow storm. The main highways are usually cleared to bare pavement within the day (often within hours), so it's not really worth it to head out when it's still snowing heavily.


As for windshield washer (and also radiator fluid - I've heard people in some places just put water in there), this can be addressed at any point during the trip by simply buying stuff that is good for freezing temperatures. Easy to find anywhere - even in the U.S.

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Old 11-22-2016, 04:59 AM
 
Location: couponezine.com
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Quebec City is much small and charming and more parts of its downtown areas and the lower city below the cliff on the river front are
preserved. However, it is also a very provincial city; pretty much only Quebecoise live there.
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Old 11-22-2016, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Quebec City is much small and charming and more parts of its downtown areas and the lower city below the cliff on the river front are
preserved. However, it is also a very provincial city; pretty much only Quebecoise live there.
Why would someone visit Quebec City and bemoan the absence of non-Québécois people there?
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Brrrrrr!
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