A few years ago, we had a trip planned to Florida. But a few days before our scheduled departure, a hurricane hit Florida and both the airline and the hotel cancelled. We received our deposits back and decided to take a car trip up north to Old Quebec City. As it turned out, what appeared to be a disappointment turned into a great trip.
Old Quebec is a wonderful place. We love traveling to Europe, and Old Quebec City is about as close as you can get to the feel of Europe, and still be in North America.
The Historic District of Old Quebec is designated as a World Heritage Site as it is North America’s premier walled city, an architectural treasure and a monument to European colonial history in the New World.
Often called a bit of Old Europe on American soil, Quebec is the only walled city north of Mexico. The legendary French explorer Samuel de Champlain founded Quebec early in the 17th century, and the ramparts, gates, and other fortifications that subsequently surrounded the city serve as a rock-solid reminder of its role in the colonial wars for control of the Americas. The city was the capital of New France until 1760, after which time it centered the new British colony before becoming part of an independent Canada.
Old Quebec City is beautiful and deserves a place on your list of sites to see.