Even with the cold climate and hard toil, life in New France has advantages over the lives they left behind.Unlike many women at the time, the Filles du Roi are allowed to choose their husbands.Lawrence, stopping first at Quebec City, then Trois-Rivieres, and eventually making their way to Montreal.At every stop, they have to make a choice; go with one of the men there, or see if there's a better husband waiting down river.Two-thirds of today's French-Canadians can trace their ancestry back to one of these 800 women. Some famous Americans also claim a Fille du Roi as an ancestor, including Hillary Clinton, Madonna and Angelina Jolie.
Friday’s party was the third edition of the “Spookland” event.
Police say they’ve opened two sexual assault investigations after a Halloween party at a Quebec ski resort north of the Ottawa-Gatineau area.
In one of the cases, police say a 16-year-old girl was found naked and unconscious and hospital tests found that she had consumed the so-called date rape drug GHB.
Many of them are from France's cities and are about to get a harsh introduction to the backbreaking world of 17th century farm labour.
Canadian winter will be unlike anything they've ever experienced.
Britain has a wide-open policy on who can come to the colonies, meaning Brits from all walks of life are risking the perilous ocean voyage.