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  • Writer's pictureAlessandro De Luca

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:

4: Take a picture

The Chateau Frontenac is the world’s most photographed hotel.

5: Largest province

Quebec is Canada’s largest province.

The Olympic Stadium
Montreal's Olympic Stadium. Photo credit: Wikipedia

6: The Big O

The Olympic Stadium in Montreal is the world’s largest inclined tower.

7: Poutine

Poutine originated in Quebec.

Leonard Cohen
Legendary singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen. Photo credit: NBC News.

8: Music legends

It is the birthplace of some of the most legendary singers of all time, such as Celine Dion and Leonard Cohen.

9: Go Habs Go!

The Montreal Canadiens are the most successful hockey team of all time.

10: Maple syrup

The province of Quebec produces almost 90% of the world’s maple syrup.