Quebec City is the capital of Canada’s province of Quebec, known as "La Belle Province". Founded in 1608, Quebec is the heart of francophone culture in North America. Old Quebec is the city’s historic district, registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
By 2001, Quebec was the third richest Canadian city after Calgary and Edmonton. Its biotechnology, tourism, and manufacturing sectors are in consistent growth. Quebec City has a population of 508, 349, and is divided into 34 districts and six boroughs. The Quebec Port is the third port in the country and draws over 1.5 million visitors each year.
Quebec City offers many acclaimed activities and festivals all year-round. Its most popular ones are the Festival d’été de Québec, a major outdoor concert event and the Carnaval de Quebec , the biggest winter carnival in the world. Le Moulin à Images (The Image Mill) by Robert Lepage is a unique attraction in which the history of Quebec is projected on gigantic outdoor screens that are 30 meters high and 600 meters long.
Quebec preserves its identity by remembering its past. The motto "Je me souviens" reaffirms what has become the province’s raison d’être. A proud culture, Quebec preserves its legacy while still welcoming and embracing diversity.