Many emigrants left the British Isles, Ireland and continental Europe after 1815, at a time when great epidemics were ... More
Many emigrants left the British Isles, Ireland and continental Europe after 1815, at a time when great epidemics were sweeping through Europe. For fear of transmission, a quarantine station was set up on Grosse Île, near the Quebec Port. Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site commemorate the importance of immigration to Canada and the tragic events experienced by the Irish immigrants on this site, primarily during the typhoid epidemic of 1847. Nowadays people can learn about how the island operated, and spend a day there. A train goes across the island and makes a number of stops during the one-hour ride. Call to check for timings.
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. ...
Sometimes called "the Gibraltar of America," this imposing fort is located on Cap aux Diamants, overlooking the St Lawrence River.
Manned to this day by traditionally dressed troops who perform the changing of the guard every summer day at ...
History, which is everywhere in the city, is most evident in its beautifully preserved fortifications that date from the early
17th century. As the only remaining walled city in North America, Quebec has been recognized as a UNESCO World ...
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