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Quebec is the only Canadian province that has French as its official language. It has numerous natural landscapes and historic sites. Consider some traveling tips to Quebec for maximum pleasure during your stay.

Quebec is a peaceful province in Central Canada. Throughout the country, it is the only province whose official language is French due to its predominant French-speaking population. Aside from this, the Civil Law Legal System is a French tradition and is strongly practiced in this province.

Quebec is the largest province of Canada according to land area. It also ranks the second largest as the country’s administrative division. The larger portion is Nunavut.

Quebec is bordered by James Bay, Hudson Bay and Ontario to the west. It is surrounded by Ungava Bay and Hudson Strait to the north, the Gulf of Saint Lawrence as well as New Brunswick, Labrador and Newfoundland to the east; New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine are to its south. When it comes to maritime borders, Quebec shares it with Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Nunavut.

Following Ontario, Quebec is ranked as the second most populous province. In fact, most of its residents are situated along the Saint Lawrence River, which is in-between the capital, Quebec City, and Montreal. Along the northern half of Quebec, you will find Aborigines sparsely occupying it.

Quebec is noted for it natural resources which mainly contributes to its economy. Other contributing factors would be aerospace and communication technology knowledge, biotechnology and their pharmaceutical industries.

Going on a Trip to Quebec

When planning a leisure or business trip to Quebec, the oldest city in North America, you are in luck because 2008 happens to be its 400th year of the city. Throughout the year, a range of festivities and special events are carefully planned which includes a free summer concert of no less than their very own Celine Dion.

Quebec Attractions
Quebec boasts of many natural landscapes and historic sites. This would include the following:

The Citadelle de Quebec is a tourist attraction also noted as the “Gibraltar of the Americas.” It occupies Cap Diamant’s highest point, around 100m over the St. Lawrence River. It is not only part of the “Fortifications of Quebec,” it is also the home base of the French-speaking Canadian Forces regimen. As the official residence of Canada’s Governor General, it also acts as a military installation.

The Battlefields Park is a tourist attraction created in the year 1908, marking the 300th anniversary of the foundation of Quebec. This park occupies an area of about 108 hectares, having no less than 6,000 trees as well as shrubs that belong to more than 80 species. Aside from this, the park can be grouped with the Des Braves Park and the Plains of Abraham.

Also visit the magnificent Place Royale. It is considered as French America’s birthplace and the Palace Royale’s historical site which welcomes hundreds to thousands of guests every year. Its picturesque and narrow streets have actually witnessed 3 magnificent years if its history. Most of Place Royale’s buildings are components of the so-called “cultural complex” managed by Musee de la Civilisation. It is the one responsible for the interpretation and animation of the site.

Travel Guide to Quebec City

Whether you will be going to Quebec City by plane, car, bus or train, you should always be updated with the current news and recent events in the region. You really don’t need to bring a lot of money to go to Quebec. In fact, the most favorable attractions here are free. A good example would be the 3-day museum pass which includes 20 attractions and museums along with 2 days of convenient public transportation.

You can try walking around the UNESCO-designated wall surrounding Quebec City.

From the tourist office, secure a walking tour map. You can try walking at the well-signed, brand new VivaCite Stroll which features some very interesting landmarks.

On the “Plains of Abraham”, you can attend an open-air free concert.

Every Wednesday, you can check-out the Museum of Fine Arts for free.

You can catch fascinating views of Quebec City when you ride a ferry to Levis.

Join their numerous carnivals and street festivals.

In Rue St. Jaques, along Lower Town’s Saint Roch District, you can try having lunch on the delectable sidewalk hotdog place.

Along Rue St. Jean’s main street, you will find Chez son Pere, you can listen to the traditional Quebecois Music for free. This is by the upper level bar.

You can go to Simon’s Department Store along Rue St. Jean for a new pair of cheap Quebecois designer wear. This institution has been existent and trusted for more than 100 years now.

In Lower Downtown, look for the Farmer’s Market, where in, you can sample their tapenades, fruit wines and local cheeses.