Thursday, 20 April 2017

Q is for Quebec

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, my theme for the 2017 Blogging From A to Z Challenge, is CANADA. 

Join me throughout April (every day except Sundays) to learn more about the inventions, the people, and the cultures that make up one of the greatest countries in the world!

Quebec: Not a Canadian invention, but definitely Canadian!

Okay, I know, the province of Quebec isn’t a Canadian INVENTION, but honestly, I used every research tool I could think of (including Google, calling my grandpa, and asking my teachers) but I couldn’t come up with a Canadian invention or inventor that started with the letter “Q.” 

I did discover that there are 45 places in Canada whose name starts with ``Q``. And, that Canada boasts two heavy metal bands with names that start with Q—Quartered and Quo Vadis. But…

Yesterday, I talked about poutine, which is a distinctly Canadian dish that comes from Quebec—but actually, Quebec is just as famous for another Canadian favourite: maple syrup. In fact, about 80% of the world’s supply of maple syrup is produced in Quebec. Pretty sweet, huh?

Plus, it’s the home of birch syrup, a far less talked about sweetener, which has a subtle earthy, smoky, sponge toffee taste. It’s way more expensive than maple syrup too, though I’ve never tried it. Sounds like something I should get my hands on…for research purposes, of course.

Quebec is also on one of my Top Five places to visit—I’ve only travelled through western Canada. Everyone talks about how beautiful Quebec is… Have you ever been? What was the most enjoyable about it for you?

I admit, my “Q” post is a bit of a cheat, but if you can think of something I forgot, add it in the comments, and you could WIN a whole set of the Superman Duffy graphic novels. 

Hope you’re having a great week. See you tomorrow for a great “R” post!

~ Chase Superman Duffy

P.S. Speaking of Quebec…many of the people there speak French. Did you know that some of the Superman Duffy books are now available in French? Contact the Alberta Canola Producers Commission to learn more!


  1. I've been to Montreal so it kind of counts, although I didn't see any of the countryside. Never heard of birch syrup - intrigued. Maui Jungalow

  2. Montreal totally counts! I hope to try some birch syrup soon!