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The Portal of Quebec
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Tourist Guide of Quebec

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General Informations

«Welcome, here is the general information we possess about Quebec city:»

Quebec is located on the north shore of the St-Lawrence river, immediately upstream from the St-Lawrence estuary.

Its territory is bordered to the West by the cities of Sillery, Sainte-Foy and Ancienne-Lorette, to the North by Val-Bélair and Lac-Saint-Charles, to the East by Charlesbourg and Beauport and to the South by the St-Lawrence. Vanier and Loretteville are enclosed by Quebec.

The city's territory is divided into four sectors and 15 districts:

  • Upper-Town sector
    Vieux-Québec. (intra-fortifications)
  • Lower-Town sector
  • Limoilou sector
  • Des rivieres sector
    Les Saules,

The first two sectors are the most interesting from a tourist point of view, the others having more of a commercial and industrial vocation.

Quebec's area covers 94 square kilometers (36 Square miles), for a population of approximately 165 100.

The important dates that marked the city's development:

  • 1833 Charter that governs Quebec city
  • 1845 Burning of the St-Roch and St-Jean suburbs
  • 1852 National capital
  • 1866 Burning of the St-Roch and St-Sauveur suburbs
  • 1881 Burning of the St-John and St-Louis suburbs
  • 1889 Burning of the St-Sauveur suburb
  • 1896 Current municipal building, Desjardins street
  • 1908 Tricentury feast
  • 1911 Creation of the Champs de bataille, Quebec Coliseum
  • ...
  • 1963 Old-Quebec, historical surrounding
  • 1966 Landscaping along the St-Charles river
  • 1983 Gabrielle Roy library, rebuilding of the Prescott door
  • 1984 World sailing capital, Old-Port re-arranged
  • 1985 Old-Quebec, jewel of the world's heritage
  • 1987 Summit of Francophone countries
  • ...
  • 1995 Departure of the Nordiques (hockey team).


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