As Saint-Jean-Baptiste day approaches, here are ten fun facts about Quebec that you might not have known.
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.
4: Take a picture
The Chateau Frontenac is the world’s most photographed hotel.
5: Largest province
Quebec is Canada’s largest province.
6: The Big O
The Olympic Stadium in Montreal is the world’s largest inclined tower.
Poutine originated in Quebec.
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.