Snowshoes by lantern light
The National Battlefields Commission is once again offering a special snowshoe tour on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City. The tour takes you through the park, in the evening, by lantern light. And as you cross the snowy Plains, you enter the past.
Your guide is a sort of ghost. On the tour taken by the CBC's Rachelle Solomon, the guide was a character named Amédée Fournier. Back in 1912, he was the vice-president of the local snowshoeing club.
Before they headed out on the tour, Amédée and Rachelle tied the traditional ceintures fléchées around their waists, then strapped on traditional WOODEN snowshoes....