Québec was founded by the French explorer Champlain in the early 17th century. It is the only North American city to have preserved its ramparts, together with the numerous bastions, gates and defensive works which still surround Old Québec.
The city's most famous landmark is the Château Frontenac, a hotel which dominates the skyline. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1980. Prior to the building of the hotel, the site was occupied by the Chateau Haldimand, residence of the British colonial governors of Lower Canada and Quebec.
After a long while, my 1st Unesco WHS postcard from Canada! With the list of 16 sites it has been proven the toughest country to collect, who would have thought eh? Many many thanks Guy, for this lovely snowy view! :))