Quebec City is the Capital of the Province known as Quebec. Its name comes from an Algonquin word that means “where the river narrows” (the city lays against the St Lawrence River, which used to be an important trade passage way). Quebec City was founded in 1608, making it one of the oldest cities in North America. Quebec City is also the last place in North America to maintain the fortified city walls that surround Old Quebec, and the Citadel is still considered an active military base. We toured The Parliament, walked through the ‘doors’, ate crepes, drank a tremendous amount of coffee, attended a beer festival and enjoyed seeing everything this perfect historically preserved town had to offer.