Thu 8 Mar 2007
Québec City in the province of Québec: 399 years old and going strong. A few existing sections remain from the 17th century, and most of the Old Town was built during the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Climbing the cliff from Lower Town to Upper Town on Côte de la Montagne.
At the foot of the funicular (an easier way to travel up the cliff) on the Quartier Petit Champlain commercial street.
A hilltop with the opposite bank of the Saint Lawrence River visible in the far distance.
The Terrace Dufferin, a wide boardwalk perched high above the river. The Château Frontenac hotel dominates the skyline of the old city. From here you can see…
… activity on the river like this Canadian Coast Guard ship.
In Lower Town, the plaza Place Royale and the chuch of Notre Dame des Victoires.
Another view overlooking Lower Town from the Parc Montmorency.
A less-visited section of the Old City.
A mixed use street with shops and cafes outside of Old Québec.
All photographs on this page are copyright © 2007 by Laurence Aurbach.
A Brief History of the City of Québec — Official City of Québec website.
Historic District of Old Québec — UNESCO World Heritage List. Includes spectacular 360 degree panoramas.
Quartier Petit Champlain (photos) — Claims to be the oldest commercial district in North America. Certainly one of the cutest.
Société du 400e anniversaire de Québec — July 3, 2008 is the 400th anniversary of the founding of Québec City.