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  • Writer's pictureJustine Rowbotham-Belot

Unique Cities to Visit in Canada: Old Quebec City, Quebec

Attention all history and architecture fanatics, this is the place for you. Old Quebec City is not only as beautiful as the photos depict but embodies Canadian history as early as the start of the 17th century. The province was named “La Belle Province” and was voted the number one destination in Canada for 5 years in a row.

The city’s history dates back to the early 17th century as the site chosen for Fort Saint Louis in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain in the Upper District known as ‘Upper Town’. The Lower District, known as ‘Lower town’, was designated as the City’s historic district, housing one of the more notable structures, Notre-Dames-des-Victoire’s, erected in 1687, which still stands today.

In 1985 The Old City of Quebec gained recognition as part of Quebec’s cultural heritage and is among UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.

One of the historic benefits to the City is its walkability. The city is very pedestrian friendly and has an endless supply of shops and restaurants to spend the day away.

As you walk through the city you can’t help but marvel at the architecture and historic memorials. Its history dates back to a time only imaginable in movies and gives Canadians a little slice of Europe on home soil.

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