Welcome to Quebec City, a historic heritage delight of 400 years old
Every year, millions of tourists are attracted to this city for its rich history, charming 17th-century European architecture, and savory local cuisines.
Now, let’s take a virtual tour to discover why this city was rated the # 1 destination in Canada and # 2 in North America according to Expedia travelers.
A brief history dated back to 16th century
In 1608, Samuel de Champlain, a French explorer and navigator, reached the site of present Quebec City discovering that two indigenous tribes, the Innu and Algonquins, were the inhabitants of the place. By that time, the Algonquins had named the land Kébec with the meaning “where the river narrows” in reference with the narrowing of the Saint Lawrence River. Champlain established a New French settlement as a permanent trading post and kept the Algonquin name “Quebec” for the place.