Southern Quebec - La Belle Province
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In Québec, everything seems fresh, exciting and new in the summer: fresh air, exciting activities and a new vacation season! Discover the treasures of the St. Lawrence, its islands and its marine mammals. Stay at a resort and make the most of golf, cycling or simply relaxing at a spa. Experience lively fun in an urban atmosphere. Sizzling and delectable, Montréal and Québec City adore nothing more than to party.
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Quebec: A completely different language and culture, but very exciting. Much history and charm throughout the Province.
The Expos of Major League Baseball brought excitement to the city for years, but sadly they movedl
away to another location.
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Montreal where there are many historic buildings in Old Montreal still in their original form: Notre-Dame de Montréal Basilica, Bonsecours Market, and the impressive 19th century headquarters of all major Canadian banks on St. James Street (French: Rue Saint Jacques). Saint Joseph's Oratory, completed in 1967, Ernest Cormier's Art Deco Université de Montréal main building, the landmark Place Ville Marie office tower, and the controversial Olympic Stadium, or
Hull, Gatineau , where Hull is located on the west bank of the Gatineau River and the north shore of the Ottawa River, directly opposite Ottawa. As part of the Canadian National Capital Region, it contains offices for twenty thousand fonctionnaires or civil servants. It is named after Kingston-upon-Hull in the United Kingdom,
and Gatineau where two important tourist attractions are the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Casino du Lac-Leamy. In August, the Casino hosts an international fireworks competition which opposes four different countries with the winner being awarded a Prix Zeus prize for the best overall show, or
Quebec City , where a narrowing of the Saint Lawrence River proximate to the city's promontory, Cap-Diamant (Cape Diamond), and Lévis, on the opposite bank, provided the name given to the city, Kébec, an Algonquin word meaning "where the river narrows", or
Drummondville, Sherbrooke, Thetford Mines where Drummondville`s purpose was to provide a home for British soldiers in the War of 1812, and to guard the Saint-François River against American attacks. The town was named after Sir Gordon Drummond, the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada between 1813 and 1816 and
Sherbrooke has parks and greenspaces that encompass a variety of recreational activities. In total, there are 108 in the municipality. Parks Jacques-Cartier, Mont Bellevue, Bois Beckett, Lucien-Blanchard, Central, Quintal, Victoria, and Marais Réal-D.-Carbonneau are among the most popular destinations.
and Thetford Mines was founded in 1876 after the discovery of large asbestos deposits in the area, and the city became a hub for one of the world's largest asbestos-producing regions
On the St. Lawrence, in Eastern Quebec , where Baie-Comeau is named after the adjacent Comeau Bay, which is named in honour of Napoléon-Alexandre Comeau, a Québécois naturalist
and Rimousiki classifies itself as a “students" city” thanks to the many educational institutions, such as the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), the Cégep de Rimouski (which includes the Institut Maritime du Québec (IMQ)) and the Music Conservatory. It is also the home of some important ocean sciences research centers.
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