Québec city life
Québec City’s long history and heritage make it one of Canada’s most iconic architectural wonders, with many landmarks and tourist attractions:
- Musée de la Civilisation
- Château Frontenac Hotel
- Citadelle of Quebec
- The Battlefields Park
- Plains of Abraham Museum
- Parc Aquarium du Québec
- Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
The city organises an annual summer music festival, as well as the famous Winter Carnival. Québec City is a great destination for winter sports enthusiasts, offering facilities and outdoor parks ideal for skiing or snowboarding. The city has several professional sports teams playing in the national leagues, such as in basketball and baseball, as well as several semi-professional teams in hockey.
International atmosphere in Québec
Québec City is a cosmopolitan centre in Canada, with immigrants and international students increasing the diversity of the city. Most residents are fluent in French, the official regional language, but an increasing number of the population speaks English, especially in the immigrant communities and campuses. Like most of Canada, the city is undergoing a shift towards becoming a global hub for culture, trade and education.
The weather in Québec City is warm and humid during the summer, with average temperatures of 19.3°C (66.7°F) in July. Winters are cold, windy and snowy, with average temperatures in January of -12.8°C (9°F). Average annual precipitations in Quebec City are of 1,190 mm (46.85 in), mostly rain.