Quebec City, Quebec
Quebec City, capital of the Canadian province of Quebec is situated at the intersection of the St. Lawrence and the St. Charles River. The word ‘Kebec’ is an Algonquin word which means where the river narrows. Dating back to 1608, the city has a fortified colonial core with stone buildings lined up on narrow streets. At the heart of the city lies the famous Vieux-Quebec which offers travellers a glimpse into Canada’s English, French and American past. Apart from being North America’s oldest fortified city wall, the old town has also been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site for almost 30 years now. From bistros and boutiques on the cobblestone streets to local artisan wares and towering cliffs, the Quebec City boasts of its rich history. The Quebec’s Winter Carnival that happens in January and February attracts visitors from all over the world.