Quebec is the largest province with – as of 2010 - an estimated population of over 7.970 million people. With more fresh water than any other province and more than one million lakes and waterways, Quebec is divided into three regions: Canadian Shield, St. Lawrence Lowlands and Appalachian Region. Places to be sure not to miss include - but are not limited to - Kangiqsujuaq, Inukjuak, Blanc-Sablon, Natashquan, Havre-Aubert, Gaspe, Matane, Tadoussac, Cabano, Chicoutimi, Quebec, Trois-Rivieres, Mont-Tremblant, Magog, Montreal and Hull.
The nineteenth century, Louis XIV style Parliament Buildings are the home of the National Assembly of 125 province representatives. The architect of the building was inspired by the famous Louvre Museum in Paris, France.
The Montmorency Falls Park is another favorite. The falls are 83 meters high – 27 meters higher than Niagara Falls. A cable car is available to take visitors up to the top for a hike! In the summer, walk across one of two suspension bridges or through miles of parkland trails. In the winter, ice climbing on the frozen waterfall wall of ice and snow is available.
Carnaval de Quebec is an annual event that takes place in Quebec in efforts to keep the tradition of getting together just before Lent to eat, drink, and be merry alive – a tradition that was created by the habitants of New France in the beginning of the French colony. The Quebec Winter Carnival is the largest winter carnival in the world today and is third on the List of Top Carnivals. Some of the great traditions of the carnival are the Ice Palace, Canoe Race, Snow Sculpture, Night Parade, and so much more.