10 Interesting facts about the province of Quebec

As Saint-Jean-Baptiste day approaches, here are ten fun facts about Quebec that you might not have known.

Quebec City

1: Founded a long time ago

Quebec City was founded in 1608

2: Narrow river

The name “Quebec” originates from the word “Kebec”, an Algonquin word that means “where the river narrows”.

3: Old age

Quebec City has a median age of 43.5, the oldest of any major city in Canada.

The Chateau Frontenac
The Chateau Frontenac. Photo credit: