In 2017 I decided to leave the Canadian West, where I had been living for nearly 6 years, and move to the province of Québec - with the intention of living in an environment with ambiance different to the one of the Anglophone part of the country.

As an allophone,1 the francophone ambiance comes across to me as more warm and authentic compared to that of Vancouver & Victoria; and is characterized by a joie de vivre more than a stiff upper lip outlook.

If you are an outsider, try taking a vacation trip to Montréal.


  1. I was born and raised in a southern city of the Indian subcontinent, speaking Tamil as the native language, where I lived for 23 years before immigrating to Canada.