02
Mar
09

Day 150 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: On the Way to La Baie, Quebec

Quebec is so full of surprises! This farmer, doesn’t like tractors, so he does all his farm work with horses, wow.

horse-and-sled-on-roadway

The neighborhood of La Baie, Quebec

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Mega ice fishing cabins in La Baie, over 600 cabins!

mega-shacks

This ice fishing village was even bigger than the one in St. Fulgence! 

ice-shack-in-la-baie

We called these upheavals in the ice “ice volcanoes.”

ice-formations

Chicoutimi, Quebec – Little White House – Flood Survivor

In July 1996, the Saguenay River received an incredible amount of rain. As a result, the river overflowed, bursted its banks and caused several landslides, 7 casualties and took over many buildings. For no apparent result, one tiny white house managed to survive through the daily pressure of millions of gallons of water and debris, the equivalent of the amount of water running over the Niagara Falls.

The house now operates as a museum dedicated to the Saguenay disaster.

little-white-house

“Le Gros Party!” The Quebecois know how to have a good time with the company of friends and family. 

ice-fishing-party

This was a really big catch compared to the little smelt that everyone was catching. 

caught-a-cod

Snowmobile Girls

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Renting ice fishing cabins is a booming business. 

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Yves ran the rental place for the ice fishing cabins. He also works for the Saint Fulgence Fire Fighters and is just a great guy! 

yves-from-st-fulgence

Shooting the Breeze Around the Tailgate

shooting-the-breeze-on-the-back-of-the-truck

There wasn’t much room for this little tyke to run around in the cabin, so her parents came up with a novel way to keep her occupied. 

baby-in-jumper

Raynald Turcotte has been an ice fisherman for years. He said that last year he caught 3300 fish and counted them all. 

raynald-the-fishermen

Out Enjoying the Winter Weather

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St. Fulgence has many spaces for walking and staying active. 

man-walking-in-forest

With the sidewalks covered, it is commonplace to see people strolling along the road. 

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1 Response to “Day 150 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: On the Way to La Baie, Quebec”


  1. March 11, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    I like all the beautiful pictures expesally the 1 with the dog.


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