By Sara and Mahvesh
Did you know that Quebec means "were the river narrows". Quebec is the largest province in Canada. The population is 7,330,000.
Quebec's city is Montreal.
Symbols of Quebec
Quebec's provincial flower is the fleur-de-lis and the bird is the snowy owl.
Did you know that Quebec's name comes from the Algonquian Indian word "kebec". Quebec has many hills, valleys and mountains.
There are so many interesting places to visit in Quebec. The oldest city
in North American is Quebec City. It provides tourists with beautiful views,
charming squares and some of the oldest buildings in North America. On
the Gaspe coast there is a five million ton rock called Perce Rock
( Pierced Rock). At low tide you can climb through a huge hole at the bottom
of it. Magdalene Islands and Anticosti Islands are beautiful natural areas of
beaches and parkland in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Animals in Quebec
Quebec is in wildlife. Deer and moose make their homes in the many forests.
Polar bears roam the shores of Hudson Bay and herds of Caribou feed on
the tundra and the forested areas where they spend the winter. Small
animals such as woodchucks, skunks, raccoons, porcupines, red foxes, hares and
squirrels live in the many forests as well. Quebec's rivers are filled with fish
such as northern pike , muskellunge, bass, eel and speckled and gray trout.
Atlantic salmon , cod, mackerel, snow crab, shrimp and lobster are
harvested in the St.Lawrence Gulf. A variety of water animals which are
beluga and blue whales and variety's of seals often visit the Gulf of