Welcome to quebec

Je me souviens


The name “Quebec” originates from the Algonquin word for “narrow passage” or “strait” and was first used to describe the narrowing of the St. Lawrence River near the City of Québec. The province has other nicknames such as “La Belle Province” (French for “The Beautiful Province”).

A predominantly French-speaking province, Quebec has borders with New Brunswick, Ontario, Labrador and the United States of America. Its diversified economy is primarily dominated by the manufacturing and service sectors. The province has more than a million rivers and lakes and is known for its rich cultural heritage, St. Lawrence River (which  is one of the longest rivers in the world), its unique culinary identity and the famous winter carnival (Carnaval du Quebec). Major places of interest include:  The Canadian Museum of History , Petit Champlain district (Quartier du Petit Champlain) , Mont-Tremblant , Old Montreal,  Hôtel de Glace , Montreal Botanical GardenMount Royal , Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec), Montmorency Falls Park (Parc de la Chute-Montmorency in French) and Parc Omega.

Click on the buttons below to learn more about Quebec and get more details about settling down in the province.

       

Official Flag

The snowy owl (Nyctea scandiaca) – Official Bird

The yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis) – Official Tree

 

 

 

The blue flag (Iris versicolor) – Floral Emblem

 

Photo credit: www.canada.ca;  Places of attraction: www.us-keepexploring.canada.travel