- The Quebec Winter Carnival Festival is known as “Carnaval” is the largest winter festival in the world.
In 2006 1 million people attended this festival which gave it this distinction.
- It is located in the Canadian province of Quebec. It is the capital city of this province and the second-largest city located there. Montreal is the largest city in the province of Quebec. Other Canadian provinces you may be familiar with are Ontario, Alberta, and Newfoundland.
- French is the official language of this province. Approximately 80 % of the residents speak French as their native language and close to 95% of “Quebecers” speak French. If you hear the term “Francophone” it refers to someone who speaks French as their native language. It is the oldest French-speaking place in North America. However, English is spoken by most residents as well. I didn’t encounter any locals during my visit that did not speak English.
- Old Quebec is surrounded by fortified city walls that were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985, making this one of my most historic Quebec City facts