As the year comes to a close, so does the 400th anniversary of the founding of Québec City by Samuel de Champlain in 1608.  

 

I was fortunate enough to visit Québec City in June just as the summer festivities were warming up.  While I was only visiting for a weekend, I was  there just long enough to soak in some of the energetic vibe.  A  normally active city went into overdrive as it seemed every major street had something new going on at every hour.   A circus in a central square during the afternoon, an orchestral water show (complete with lighting and fireworks) in the evening, and a variety of spectacles on the television throughout the day.  A great way to enjoy the city and reflect on the massive impact Québec has had on shaping Canadian history and culture.

I would love to hear from anyone who was able to visit Québec (particularly Québec City) during the year, and if  they were able to partake in any of the celebrations. 

 

Québec’s 400th (official site)