Quebec City is the national capital of Quebec, Canada’s largest province. Considered the cradle of the French language in North America and a jewel in the crown of world heritage sites, Quebec City is rich in both history and modern living, not to mention a warm and pleasant “ambiance.” Economically speaking, it’s the second-largest urban centre in Quebec and the eighth in Canada. Quebec City is and has been the site of major historic decisions, and it boasts one of the strongest concentrations of research and technology transfer centres in Canada.
Building on its French-language culture, its traditional festivities and its must-see heritage, Quebec has earned its place among the hot spots of international tourism. Quebec City, with its Château Frontenac, Plains of Abraham, Place Royale and a host of magnificent sights, enjoys an enviable reputation. The old town, Vieux-Quebec, is a UNESCO World Heritage site that is renowned way beyond its borders. It’s a remarkably preserved example of the classical fortified city. In fact, Quebec is the only city in North America whose fortifications are virtually intact. The history of Vieux-Québec is reflected not only in its landscapes, architecture, monuments and archaeological finds but also in the archives. You get the message. You’ll love strolling through the Old Capital’s ancient and enchanting places.
In Quebec, quality of life is something to be enjoyed every day, whether in town or in the nearby countryside. Every day you stay here, you will marvel at how exceptionally affordable it is to live in a place where you also feel safe and secure. The city’s many qualities attract families, young couples and immigrant alike. Everything is in place for you to provide for your cultural or professional development, or even your professional ventures.
A city of excellence, Quebec regularly tops numerous lists of places to see. The latest tribute was an award for the cultural destination of the year. A crucible of creativity and inspiration, the city is imbued with culture. On October 30, 2017, Quebec joined the UNESCO circle of creative municipalities as a “City of Literature,” thus becoming the first French-language city to be so honoured.
Not to be overlooked, the region around Quebec is also the venue for a good number of sports and cultural events. Boredom is not an option! A showplace of Canadian humanities, Quebec City has countless museums, orchestras, music and show venues, theatres, festivals and artistic events of international scope. With more than its fair share of epicurean destinations, the city will delight you with inventive and savoury cuisine.
Quebec City will win you over in so many ways, as it boasts all the attributes of a metropolitan city without isolating you from the spectacular natural beauty that surrounds it. Treat yourself to this exceptional combination of business centre, cultural destination and warmly welcoming citizenry. Not content to be just another pretty place, Quebec City offers unequalled quality of life to all comers.