Traveling in Quebec gives tourists the illusion of being abroad. French is language of choice here and it’s reflected in all the commercial and road signs. The cities provide old world architecture as seen in Old Montreal and Quebec City.quebec bridge Covered bridges and churches in the rural areas add to the old world charm of this province.
Quebec is the largest Canadian province in Canada, with the northern section being a vast wilderness. There is skiing in the Laurentian mountains, farming, a continuous forest of trees and waterways including the St. Lawrence River, while the cities in Quebec are known for their late-night parties.
In 1534, the Gaspé peninsula was the landing spot of famous explorer Jacques Cartier who claimed the land of Quebec for the Francois I, King of France.
Almost 100 years later (1608) Samuel Champlain landed on an area the local Indians referred to as Kébec and founded a trading post there. Today Quebec City stands in its place.
For years the English and the French fought over the vast wilderness of Canada and the riches that the beaver pelts provided.
In 1763, the French and English Kings signed the Treaty of Paris which granted England the rights to Canada.
Quebec was one of the four original provinces that formed the Dominion of Canada in 1867 but on October 30, 1995, all of Canada collectively held its breath while Quebec voted to become a sovereign nation. In a narrow margin of 50.58% to 49.42, Quebecers voted “no” and chose to remain within Canada.