01 July 2017

Quebec City

Québec is the capital city of the province of Quebec. The city has an accent, while the province does not. The name Quebec comes from an Algonquin word meaning "where the river narrows", in this case, the St Lawrence River. First settled in 1535, it is one of the oldest European cities in North America. Its World Heritage old town (Vieux-Quebec) is the only city in the US or Canada that still has fortified walls. This view shows the iconic Chateau Frontenac Hotel, built as one of the chateau style hotels for the Canadian Pacific Railway.


  1. I will do my best to remember that information about the accent :D Thanks so much for sharing this postcard and important info. Have a nice week ahead.

  2. Beautiful city view!

    I have been to Quebec two days, many years ago, after staying in the (also beautiful) Algonquin park. I thought it a beautiful and cosy city, and felt more a French atmospere than American.