Quebec is Canada’s largest province in land area and ranks 2nd in population.
Montreal is the largest city in Quebec with a metropolitan population of 3.8 million. It is located just 330 miles straight north of NYC and a 40-minute drive from the NY border.
Montreal is a multi-ethnic city where 26% of the population are members of a visible minority, mainly Blacks, Asians, Latin Americans and Arabs.
The main language is French but a large majority of Montrealers also speak English fluently.
Convergence of Two Worlds
A compelling blend of Old World charm and North American modernity, Quebec’s major centers offer dramatic contrasts. Both Montreal and Quebec City have historical French and British-style buildings that blend in with the modern architecture of nearby structures.
Quebec City is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and is considered the cradle of French civilization within North America. It rightly deserves its reputation as the most European city on the continent.
Montreal is renowned for its intellectual and cultural vitality. It has the fourth highest standard of living in the world and among the lowest cost of living.
With 17 distinct regions, each of Quebec’s hundreds of towns and villages presents a different facet of the province.
• the largest province in Canada.
• located in the northeastern tip of North America.
• three times larger than France and four times larger than California.
• the highest mountain chains in eastern Canada.
• more than one million lakes and thousands of rivers, including the St. Lawrence River, one of the longest in the world.
• 43 national parks and reserves.
• vast forests, tundra, permanently frozen glaciers in the far north.
• four distinct seasons from warm sunny summers to snowy winters.