Many marks and symbols of North
America’s History are visible in Old Québec,
making it #1 Canadian destination to
the History of Québec,
Canada, France, the U.S.A. and U.K. are intertwined!
Historical Note 1
Did you know that… Old Québec City has been a World Heritage
Site since 1985?
Old Québec is one of the 20
natural or cultural World Heritage sites in Canada listed by the UNESCO (United Nations Education, Science and Cultural
Organization). Among these 20 sites, two only are urban centers, the
Historic District of Old Québec and Old Lunenburg in Nova Scotia.
Historical Note 2
Did you know that… Old Québec City is #1 Canadian touristic
Boston in New England, U.S.A., Quebec City has been a major tourist
destination for years. In fact, only in the past 4 years before COVID-19
(2016-2019), Travel & Leisure magazine readers voted for Quebec City as
Canada’s “Best destination”, after being ranked within the
top 3 Canadian destinations for years. With its European feel, Quebec City,
the largest French-speaking capital of continental Americas, is a must-see
North American destination.
Historical Note 3
Did you know that… one can find 2 large scale models
of the fortress of Québec in Old Québec?
The most recent was made in the 1960s
by Anthony Price – founder of Musée du
Fort – showing the fortress of Québec around 1750, a decade
before the fall of New France. Since 1965, the Price model is part of the Musée’s sound and light show, highlighting
the 6 military sieges that shaped Québec during the colonial period.
On the other hand, the By and Duberger model has
been displayed at Québec’s Artillery park since 1981. It was
built between 1806 and 1808 before being shipped to the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich England until its return to
Ottawa Canada in 1908.What was
the purpose of this 900 sq.ft. model?