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LIVING IN QUEBEC CITY

Province: Quebec

Population: 516,000

Climate: Humid Continental, with cold winters and warm summers.

Overview:  Quebec City is the capital of the Quebec province, and is the second largest city after Montreal. The city is bilingual, with the majority of residents speaking French first and foremost, and English. Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America and is full of history and beautiful architecture. Its old city walls are the only such walls north of Mexico, and the old city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1985.

Quebec City is divided into six boroughs: La Cité-Limoilou, Les Rivieres, Sainte-Foy- Sillery- Cap-Rouge, Charlesbourg, Beauport and La Haute-Saint-Charles. Each borough is then divided into neighbourhoods. Every borough is different and it’s important to look at all your options before committing to accommodation. One of the trendiest neighbourhoods in the city is Saint-Roch, with a lively scene and lots of cafés and shops. Other areas such as L’Auvergne and Saint-Joseph are more spacious and residential.

There is no shortage of historic buildings and areas in the city, and as well as the aforementioned old city (Vieux-Québec) there is a lot more to see, such as the Place Royale and the Notre-Dame-des-Victoires. There is an abundance of galleries and museums in Quebec City also. The city hosts numerous festivals and sporting events throughout the year.

Quebec City has one of the lowest crime rates in Canada.

Transport: RTC Quebec City is the city’s public transportation service. It provides a bus service for the city.

Economy: The main industries and sources of employment in Quebec City are public administration, services, healthcare, manufacturing and tourism.