Quebec Travel Guide

Geography

Quebec City is located in the Saint Lawrence River valley, on the north bank of the Saint Lawrence River near its meeting with the St. Charles River. The region is low-lying and flat. The river valley has rich, arable soil, which makes this region the most fertile in the province. The Laurentian Mountains lie to the north of the city.

Upper Town lies on the top of Cap-Diamant (Cape Diamond) promontory. A high stone wall surrounds this portion of the city. The Plains of Abraham are located near the edge of the promontory. Lower Town is located at shore level, below Cap-Diamant.

Climate

The climate of Quebec City is classified as humid continental (Köppen climate classification Dfb).

Quebec City experiences four distinct seasons. Summers are warm and occasionally hot, with periods of hotter temperatures which compounded with the high humidity, create a high heat index that belie the average high of and lows of . Winters are often cold, windy and snowy with average high temperatures and lows . Spring and Fall, although short, bring chilly to warm temperatures. Late heat waves as well as "Indian summers" are a common occurrence.

On average, Quebec City receives of precipitation, of which is rain and is the melt from of snowfall per annum. The city experiences around 1,905 hours of sunshine annually or 41% of possible sunshine, with summer being the sunniest, but also slightly the wettest season. During winter, snow stays on ground from about December to April.

Boroughs and districts

On January 1, 2002, the 12 former towns of Sainte-Foy, Beauport, Charlesbourg, Sillery, Loretteville, Val-Bélair, Cap-Rouge, Saint-Émile, Vanier, L'Ancienne-Lorette, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures and Lac-Saint-Charles were annexed by Quebec City. This was one of several municipal mergers which took place across Quebec on that date. Following a demerger referendum, L'Ancienne-Lorette and Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures were reconstituted as separate municipalities on January 1, 2006, but the other former municipalities remain part of Quebec City. On November 1, 2009, the Quebec City re-organized its boroughs, reducing the number from 8 to 6.

source: Wikipedia

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    Place Royale, Quebec City

    27 rue Notre-Dame

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  • Lower Town
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    Quartier Du Petit Champlain

    Rue de Petit Champlain

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  • Auberge Saint-Antoine by Relais & Châteaux

    Found in Quebec, Auberge Saint-Antoine by Relais & Châteaux is a luxury hotel conveniently placed nearby Rue St.Pierre, Lower Town (Basse-Ville) and Fourrures du Vieux-Po...

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    Spotted in Quebec, Hotel Du Vieux Quebec is conveniently located alongside Hotel-Dieu Augustines Museum, Flavour Route (Route des Saveurs) and Pub Saint Patrick. Various ...

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