French-speaking remote workers will feel right at home in Quebec City and also find plenty of coworking and coliving spaces here. The eponymous province’s capital was founded in 1608 and approximately 80% of the population is native French speakers and 95% of Quebecers speak French.
Quebec is one of the oldest European cities in North America and the world’s most photographed hotel, Château Frontenac, looks over this picturesque city.
Here are some fun facts about Quebec City:
- About 800,000 people live in Quebec.
- The city’s name is originally an Algonquin word meaning, “where the river narrows”.
- The famous Poutine was invented in Quebec City.
- Quebec City’s fortified walls were declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985.
- Canada produces a lot of maple syrup and 90% of it comes from Quebec Province.
- The city also has a large Irish community and as many as 40% of the locals have some Irish roots.
- Quebec City was the first place in Canada where beer was brewed from 1668.
- Petit Champlain district claims to be the oldest shopping area in North America.
- Quebec Winter Carnival has been held on and off since 1894 and is the largest winter festival in the world.
- Montmorency Falls has mind-blowing views of the parklands around this waterfall that is even a little higher than the Niagara Falls!
- Quebec has many stairs everywhere and visitors should bring comfortable shoes to explore the city, but they can travel also up into the Old Town of Quebec on the cute funicular railway that covers 64 meters at a 45-degree angle.
The quaint medieval-looking town with an endless supply of Instagram-worthy views, as well as the city's French and European charm, are but some of the reasons why more and more digital nomads are turning Quebec City into a trendy coliving and coworking destination.