Founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608, Québec is one of the oldest cities in New France. Situated on the St. Lawrence, its port was the principal debarkation point for all travellers coming from France and also the point of departure for the interior of the colony.

View of Québec
A General View of Québec, from Point Lévy,
by Richard Short, September 1, 1761
CA ANC C-000355