Most tours give you the first guide availlable. This Tour offers you Brian and headphones that make it a truely private tour. Brian logged 5000 hours as a helicopter pilot, then 5000 hours sitting in airliners, travelling the world as a lobbyist. Add to that experience, a BCom, a Masters of Public Administration, a Diploma in Sociology and you have a background that allows him to discount the typical streaming of historical facts and profile socio-economic and geo-political links between, people, places, events.On this 3+ hr walking tour, including the Western Fortification, Parliament House, Tournay Fountain and the Plains of Abraham, you will explore how Champlain created a vast fur trading network up the St-Laurence and down to New Orleans; how he set the stage for colinisation. We will also connect the dots between Québec City and the French Indian War as well as the American War of Independance.