The largest province of Canada covers an area of 1.54068 million km² and is virtually a separate country. Quebec is twice as big as Texas and seven times as large as Great Britain.
Quebec is Canada’s largest province and is quite different from the rest of Canada and of North America. The provincial capital is Quebec City, with a population of over 750 000. Not only the fact that the mother tongue of most Quebecers is French, but also the fact that the province’s culture, architecture, music, cuisine and religion are unique makes a visit a genuine experience. “Kebec” means, “where the river narrows” in the Algonquin-Indian language, referring of course to the Saint Lawrence River.
Quebec is easy to find your way around and the people are friendly.
Charles Dickens called the city overlooking the Saint Lawrence River high atop the cliffs of Cap Diamant the “Gibraltar of North America”. Quebec is a city of superlatives: one of Canada’s historically most important and picturesque cities, the scene of the country’s most famous battle on the shores of its mightiest river. If you include its superb cuisine, first class shopping and entertainment, the famous carnival, the Chateau Frontenac and the natural wonders of the surrounding area, there you have Quebec.