Originally Posted by Lexxy
Planning a trip from NC mountains to Quebec, then to Sault Sainte Marie and circle back thru Wisconsin and on home in May.
I've never been to Canada....anything I should know? I've heard of charming farming villages in Quebec from a podcast years ago but don't really know where they are. I want to find something like the UK countryside we loved. Any info appreciated.
Allstays Is the app we love and it was recommended on this site. Do I really have to reserve ahead. We love being spontaneous.
I've heard that Canadians are wilder about camping than here so I expect the locations to be interesting.
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If you're near Quebec City, try the Isle D'Orleans, just up the St Lawrence, about 20 minutes to the north east. The scenery there was a little like Devon, rolling farmland and narrow little roads, but very French as well. You can tow your Airstream on the island, and there are a couple of campgrounds, but we spent an nice afternoon there pottering around, trying to find some Poutine. If you've ever done the day trip from Dover to Bolougne, try the old town in Quebec City; the similarities are incredible.
I've never had a problem with the people of Quebec and I think talk of animosity can be a little exaggerated. The trick is to at least attempt a bit of French, even if it's only Je ne parle pas la Francaise
, Je ne comprend pas
or Parlez-vouz Anglais?
. Quite rightly, Francophones don't like the assumption that they should speak English in their own Province.
Whatever you do, have a great time.