Quebec & Montreal, Canada
Students may wish to hone their French skills before a trip to Quebec or Montreal. More than any other area of Canada, a French influence and culture still looms predominantly over the region. In fact, over two-thirds of people declare French as their official language at home.
Old Montreal is the oldest part of Montreal and dates back to 1642, making it one of the oldest urban areas in North America. The 17th century architecture and cobblestone streets make it an enticing tourist attraction.
Museum of Archaeology and History
Locally known as the Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, the museum was established in 1992 to commemorate the 350th anniversary of Montreal. The museum features collections that chronicle the founding of the city.
The Montreal Biodome was originally constructed in 1976 for the Olympic Games. Now a biodome, visitors can walk through replicas of the four ecosystems in North America.
Olympic Stadium Observation Deck
At 175 meters high, the Olympic Stadium Observation is the world’s tallest inclined tower. Visitors can ride to the top in under two minutes, and see over 100 miles in all directions.
Plains of Abraham
Guests can visit the grassy Plains of Abraham and learn more about the French and Indian War and how the Battle of the Plains of Abraham on September 13, 1759, played a pivotal role.
Le Chateau Frontenac
Designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1980, the Chateau once housed the British colonial governors of Quebec. Today the site is a breathtaking display of architecture and grandeur.
Musee du Fort
This small museum presents an original sound and light show that chronicles the military history of Quebec City.
The Beaupre Coast features a charming, historical city, as well as a large number of significant waterfalls. No trip to Quebec is complete without a stop along the Cote-de-Beaupre.
At 275 feet high and 150 feet wide, the falls are the highest falls in the province of Quebec. Staircases allow visitors to view the falls from various points and a suspension bridge crosses over the crest of the falls.
The Economuseum promotes the skills and trades of local artisans. Guests can learn about the preservation of traditional craftsmanship and also purchase local products for sale.
An important Catholic sanctuary, the basilica receives over a half-million visitors annually. The picturesque and towering basilica opened its doors in 1876 and continues to attract pilgrims.
Observatoire de la Capitale
The Observatory is the highest point in Quebec City and is located on the 31st floor of the Marie-Guyart Building. Guests gain a 360 degree view of the city, as well as a state-of-the-art multimedia presentation on the history and evolution of the city.
Highlights shown above are just a few of this area's top attractions.
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