Although Jacques Cartier first arrived on what is now Quebec City in 1535, it wasn’t until Samuel de Champlain arrived in 1608 that the first wooden structure was erected and thus, the city was born.
As a tourism centre, Quebec City’s biggest draw is its annual winter carnival in February. It is also close to some amazing skiing destinations. But this vibrant city keeps the joy flowing all year round. As the oldest French-speaking community in all of North America, this is where you’ll experience the uniquely French Canadian joie de vivre, and where you will find many reasons to keep going back, year after year.