Quebec, perched atop Cap Diamant, a massive headland dominating the majestic waters of the St. Lawrence River, is one of the most picturesque cities in the world. It is the capital of the province of Quebec, founded by Champlain in 1608. The metropolitan population is around 500,000. Quebec City is rich in history and traditions and resembles European cities more than any other in North America. It is the only city in America north of Mexico to have retained its fortifications. Quebec is modernity living amidst history.
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. It is the location par excellence in North America to take a French immersion program (Ecole Quebec Monde) as its population is more than 96% francophone.