History of Quebec City

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Did you know?

• Québec City was founded in 1608. In 2008, it celebrated its 400th birthday—and she’s more beautiful than ever.

• Kébec is an Algonquin word meaning, “where the river narrows.”

• Québec City originated as a fur trading post.

• The United States of America tried unsuccessfully to capture Québec City in 1775.

• Poutine originated in Quebec in the late 1950s and is now a staple dish across Canada.