The cradle of French North America, Québec City has been recognized as a “World Heritage Jewel” by UNESCO. Located on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, the “Old Capital” is like a condensed Europe with an exceptional charm.
The only fortified city in North America, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, Québec City has a European flair inherited from its French colonists, and from British colonists after the famous battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759. This tourist destination offers several attractions to its visitors, such as the Château Frontenac, the Place-Royale, the Battlefield Park as well as major events like the Festival d’été de Québec or the Québec Winter Carnival.
Climate: humid continental (on average, -12.8°C in January and 19.2°C in July). For more details, see the forecasts for Québec City.
Tidal conditions: Check the tides schedule for the Québec City area
Population: 516,622 inhabitants in 2011
Québec City’s Port: Canada’s 3rd busiest port, it welcomes on average 100,000 cruise passengers annually
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