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Quebec Founded: Anniversary, 1608

July 3rd, 2024

French explorer Samuel de Champlain founded a settlement called Quebec, from the Algonquin word kebec meaning "where the river narrows". Quebec City is one of the oldest settlements of European origin of North America. Champlain settled along Québec's shoreline, a natural harbor where Place Royale is situated today. The location was perfect, because from atop Cape Diamond, it was easy to keep an eye on comings and goings along the St. Lawrence River.


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