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Excerpt from Canadian Folk-Life and Folk-LoreWithin the last few years travellers, and especially American travellers, have felt that their tours on this continent were incomplete unless they included a visit to the venerable, historic, andMoreExcerpt from Canadian Folk-Life and Folk-LoreWithin the last few years travellers, and especially American travellers, have felt that their tours on this continent were incomplete unless they included a visit to the venerable, historic, and picturesque city of Quebec, in antiquity it has few equals in the New World, in picturesqueness and beauty of situation it is unequalled, and in historic interest it has no rival.Quebec indeed well repays the visitor, whether he be the vacation tourist or the leisurely student of times and manners. For the one a day or a week may be well spent in simple sight-seeing, and for the other a month or a year may be made to yield new pleasures every day.Most of the visitors to Quebec, however, come in summer, and the winter aspects and charms of the city were until recently but little known and little appreciated.The winter carnivals of 1894 and 1896 brought to the city a goodly number of strangers, not one of whom left it without carrying away delightful recollections of striking scenes and unexpected pleasures. The carnivals were general festivals in which every one had a share. The lookers-on were as interesting as the snowshoers or the ice fortress. Universal hilarity prevailed, such as one would expect to find only in climates considered more favorable to out-of-door diversions.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.