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The society of New France revolved around life on the farm as an inhabitant,  the brief visits they made to the main settlements such as Quebec city and Montreal and the hold that the Catholic church applied to their spiritual needs. Theirs was a mainly a frontier society that deeply depended upon their support of each other and the relationship with the Seignuray.

Visits to larger settlements such as Quebec City of Montreal would be business trips which would be conducted for purposes of buying much needed supplies but most habitants would usually not venture far from their farmhouse and could get most supplies form their local network.

The main business conducted in New France was the Fur trade and the young men that left the farmhouse or the settled communities formed a romantic elite part of French Canadian society. Their long trips into the interior and adventurous lively lifestyle added immensely to the lore and traditions of the culture.