So Europe, So Close
Old Quebec is a historic neighbourhood of Quebec City, the capital of the province of Quebec in Canada. Comprising the Upper Town and Lower Town, the area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
French and British Heritage
Explore the visible signs of the two major nations who built the city and region of Québec. Many buildings and remains testify their legacy and the founding of New France as well as the period when it came under British rule after many battles. You’ll see the influence of both nations in various important sites that are now attractions open to the public.
National Historic Sites of Canada
There are 194 National Historic Sites designated in Quebec, of which 30 are administered by Parks Canada.
French is the First Language
Most native French speakers in Canada live in Quebec, where French is the majority and sole official language. About 80% of Quebec’s population are native Francophones, and 95% of the population speak French as their first or second language.