4) Quebec City, Quebec
As the capital of Quebec Province, Quebec City is home to over 500,000 people. It’s the second largest city in the province after Montreal and is predominantly French speaking. Located right on the Saint Lawrence River, this city is an important piece of the province’s history. Due to centuries of French influence, many say the city has an old European feel and is rich in history and culture. The city walls of Old Quebec have been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. QC loves its’ festivals, the most famous being The Winter Carnival. Major industries include transportation, tourism, and the service sector. The unemployment rate is a low 3.5%. The median household income is about $60,000. The average cost of a home is $285,000, well below the national average, making QC a very affordable place to live compared to other major Canadian cities.
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