Québécois French is no more a "variant" form of French as American English is a variant of British English. This common error strikes us Québécois as an insult. Apart form a few lexical differences, what distingues our French from French-from-France is our accent, just like Americans speak English with an... american accent... Please correct this wrong impression of our language, French, which is our pride and which we cherish and protect in spite of our being surrounded by 300 million English speakers...
Hmm, now the Sépaq copyrighed stuff has show up here... I'm going to remove it again and leave another note for the would-be contributor. He seems to mean well but doesn't understand the copyright issue... Majnoona 17:50, 2 Nov 2004 (EST)
I noted earlier that the SAQ doesn't have a lot of California wines; that was removed. I reinstated it, since it's a) true and b) something US travellers will notice. --Evan 17:02, 23 Aug 2005 (EDT)
I rolled back the removal of the bit about dubbing shows and movies because it's a)true and b)it's an example of how Quebec-French and French-French are considered different... Majnoona 12:15, 8 Dec 2005 (EST)
why are there so many families from quebec traveling at the same time in mid july??
I have been thinking about another visit to Canada, last one was about 20 years ago. Sooo. I turn here. This text:Note also that Quebec is not France. Jokes about French stereotypes (Jerry Lewis, poor hygiene, eating frogs' legs, and especially "surrendering": Americans making such a comment are likely to be gently reminded that their country was still neutral when Quebecers, like other Canadians, had already been fighting Germany for two years) will bring puzzled stares, or at best show that you have no idea which continent you're on. And comparing Quebecois culture and language unfavorably to France's is probably not a path to go down, either. Although Quebec and France have many ties, the Quebecois typically regard themselves as a distinct culture quite separate from the country that "abandoned" them three centuries ago. The cultures are so divergent that, in extreme cases, Québécois and Français speaking French to one another will not be mutually intelligible due to linguistic differences. Visitors from France are advised to avoid using overly-familiar terms to refer to a kinship between themselves and a Quebecois where none may exist; the term "p'ti cousin" (little cousin) can be particularly inflammatory. Somewhat reminds me of differences between the North and South in USA after the civil war and I do not know if it should be included in a "travel article". Seems more like a political commentary and is a bit scary to a potential visitor. Is this a sort of KKK (white supremecy/skinhead) thing or what. Sounds like someone needs to grow up. 2old 13:39, 3 August 2007 (EDT)
I've downgraded this article to usable from guide for two reasons, per the Wikitravel:Region guide status guidelines:
Four ways to discover Quebec
This section bugs me-- it seems to be propaganda from Bonjour Quebec (though not an outright copyvio) that does not fit our MoS for tone. The relevant information should be folded into the proper sections. I am pasting it here for reference. Maj 16:13, 6 May 2008 (EDT)
This article lists 21 tourist regions in the province. I have two suggestions for improving this. First, add more details to this article about what are the boundaries for each region. For instance, I'm planning a drive from Québec (city) to Montréal, and I don't know which of these regions lies in between those two cities. Second, it's Wikitravel practice to break each region into 7 +/- 2 subregions. 21 is a few too many. Perhaps we could divide this province into 7 travel regions, and break a few of those regions into subregions? Any comments? I'll work on this as I have time. JimDeLaHunt 12:15, 26 September 2008 (EDT)
I'm going to take a shot at organizing all of these regions into something more manageable. For the most part, I've used the existing regions and grouped them together into something that (I hope!) makes sense...
What are people's thoughts? (note - the map needs a bit of work, the Montreal Region was a last minute change so it doesn't have a separate colour yet. It would be a thin strip between the blue and green regions.) -Shaund 14:17, 1 January 2010 (EST)
I think you did a really great job to break down the Quebec regions to make them more understandable. I did a division of my own on the Quebec page, trying to make it reflective of how a tourist might experience it. I went with one big region called "Montreal and southwestern Quebec". To me, it would be unusual to visit the Laurentians, Lanaudiere or Monteregie without also visiting Montreal. (A case can be made that the Outaouais and the Eastern Townships are far enough away from Montreal to deserve their own regions, but then we end up with too many top-level regions.) I also divided the north shore from the Gaspé because it's inconvenient to travel from one side of the St.Lawrence to the other at that end of the river. I was tempted to put Saguenay in the Quebec City region, like you did, but they are really far from each other. Reasonable people can disagree, I would be interested to know what you think.Galteglise 11:01, 22 January 2010 (EST)
Apparently someone had an unpleasant experience there recently, & decided to vent a few hostilities Scott S 11:03, 14 October 2008 (EDT)