Thursday, July 05, 2007

Traveling to Quebec City This Summer?

If you are heading to the Canadian province of Quebec and plan to take in one of the popular tours de ville -- tours of the historic sights of lovely old Quebec City -- then know that Quebec is serious about its tour guides. Not just anyone can show you around; guides have to know their stuff!

As a matter of fact, it's the law: A Québec City region by-law mandates that local tourist guides working in the territory must obtain a valid permit each year by passing a training course, or qualifying for a certificate of equivalency recognized by two establishments that offer the special tourist guide course. This stipulation guarantees that guides who offer tours of Québec City will provide high-quality information to visitors.

See the Quebec Region site for other information about this historic part of Canada.