This largest province in Canada shares borders with Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland ... as well as being neighbours with four American states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York.
|Canada showing Quebec Province|
Its name Québec was inspired by the Algonquian word meaning "where the (St Lawrence) river narrows". The French in New France (1534 - 1763) used it solely to refer to the city of Québec; leaving the British to use it in its now more common accepted usage.
|Canada (the Province of Quebec) 1774|
Québec feels like a country within a country ... France within Canada ... it is the only predominantly French speaking Province ... with French as the sole provincial official language.
|Quebec City montage|
It's a stunning part of the world ... with lots going for it - in the way of history, tourism, natural resources and innovative economic sectors ...
Québec city is the province's capital ... while Montreal is considerably the larger city ...
|Rue du Cul de Sac in the heritage|
part of Old Quebec city
Yet Québec gives Canada that extra French zip to life ... the historic neighbourhood of Old Québec ... now a UNESCO World Heritage Site ... confirms this area as a unique cultural iconic region ...
Québécois ... the French Canadian spoken is not like the Parisienne French, even a Frenchman had trouble trying to understand it ... this is from Jo - thank you!
That is Q for Québec the ubiquitous French section of Canada .... from Aspects by a British 'girl' in Canada ...
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