A child shrieks before leaping into the pool with a resounding splash; the campfire crackles; the cicadas sing in the heat: there’s no doubt about it, summertime is here! It is a most enjoyable season, a time of sun, holidays, festivals, and fairs. Note that this perception of the summer as a time of leisure is quite recent. In past centuries, Québec’s mostly rural population kept busy with farming activities that supplied their food for the rest of the year. 

Soundtrack: Summer

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Dynamic music with birds singing, the sounds of waves and laughter.

Soundscape created by Pierre Brouillette Hamelin to evoke the acoustic atmosphere of summer.