Welcome to Quebec City
Located on the north shore of the majestic Saint Lawrence River, Quebec is the oldest city in Canada. In 2008, it celebrated the 400th anniversary of its founding by Samuel de Champlain.
Quebec City has a population of 500,000 inhabitants. It is the location par excellence in North America to take a French immersion program as its population is more than 96% francophone.
Strolling through Quebec City offers a series of new discoveries. One quickly falls under its spell. The Château Frontenac, resting on Cap Diamant, gracefully overlooks the Saint Lawrence River. The fortified walls encircling Old Quebec are unique in North America and evoque the military history of the city under the French and the British Regimes. In 1985, the historic district of Quebec has been inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Finally, the Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques established its head office here.
A historic city, as well as a politic being the National Capital of the province of Quebec, Quebec is also blessed with a lively arts, sports and entertainment scene. The Musée de la civilization, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Musée de l'Amérique française, the National Battlefields Park are just a few examples of places of great interest to visitors. The cultural life of Quebec is both rich and diverse. Free open-air music festivals and multi-media performances take place all year long. See our Activities section and our Useful Links for dates and events.
As for sports facilities, they suit all tastes. Be it alpine or cross-country skiing, cycling, ice skating, sailing or hiking, active people will enjoy the magnificent countryside. And to top it all, gourmet dining!
We are happy to assist you while you are at École Québec Monde so that you can both enjoy your French courses and attend your favorite activities. Your stay in Quebec will be doubly advantageous.
Quebec City, a view from the river