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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: Expedia.ca

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.




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