Quebec City is a beautiful Canadian city located in the province of Quebec that almost became the Capital city of Canada before Ottawa was chosen. It is the oldest city in Canada. To say Quebec City is full of history would be an understatement. The city is located in an ideal location at the intersection of two rivers St. Lawrence and the St. Charles River. Here are 13 facts about Quebec City we want you to know about.
1. Quebec City is the 8th largest city in Canada with a population of just over 705,000.
2. Quebec is pronounced “Kebec”, make note of this fact our international friends. 😉
3. Quebec City is the only city in North America with a protective wall.
4. Quebec City is the capital city of the province of Quebec.
5. Quebec City is the oldest French community in North America.
6. Old Quebec City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.
7. If you are below the age of 18, then drinking alcohol is illegal, you must be at least 18 years of age.
8. Quebec City is often referred to as the most European city in North America and we are not surprised. It feels very European and different from most cities in Canada and the United States. And for this reason, also due to its age, many agree that Quebec city is the most charming city in North America.
9. Not a surprise but an overwhelming amount of people speak French, over 95%.
10. Incorporated in 1608, Quebec City is the oldest city in Canada.
11. The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is the most popular hotel in Canada and the most photographed.
12. The government of Quebec is the biggest employer, so keep this in mind if you ever want to make that move.
13. Quebec City is home to over 30 National Historic Sites of Canada.
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