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Quebec - Universities, Attractions and Climate

Quebec is Canada’s largest province and is also known as “la belle province�? or the beautiful province with nearly 7,600,000 people. It is the only province in Canada whose official language is French. Quebec City is the capital of Quebec and is home to Montreal, the second largest French speaking city in the world.

Tourist Attractions

Parliament Hill
The Parliament Building is Quebec’s architectural marvel. It also includes other attractions like Saint-Jean and Montcalm neighborhoods. Walking, cycling, rollerblading and cross-country skiing are some of the activities that can be enjoyed.

Old Quebec
Old Québec, is a UNESCO world heritage treasure. See for yourself with a visit to the the city’s two main defensive works Fortifications of Québec and the Citadel speak for itself. It is also rich in religious history with Notre-Dame-de-Québec Basilica-Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, the Jesuits Chapel, and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church standing tall.

The ancestral site of Wendake is a window to the aboriginal culture of Canada! The enchanting world of Huron-Wendat First Nation will take you to a historical tour dating back to the 17th century.

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier is Québec’s largest park and outdoor recreation network. The stunning Rivière Jacques-Cartier flows through a deep valley surrounded by steep walls. This region is also known as as Québec City’s “green crescent.�?

Ice Hotel
Located in Quebec, is North America’s only ice hotel. If you can, spend a day at the Ice Hotel. It has to be seen to be believed.


Southern and western Quebec, including most of the major population centres, have a humid continental with four distinct seasons while most of central Quebec has a subarctic climate. Winters are long, very cold, and snowy, while summers are warm but very short due to the higher latitude and the greater influence of Arctic region.


  • Concordia University
  • École de technologie supérieure
  • École Polytechnique de Montréal
  • HEC Montréal
  • McGill University
  • Université de Montréal
  • Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Université Laval
  • Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
  • Université du Québec à Rimouski
  • Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
  • Université du Québec en Outaouais
  • Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

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