Located at the east of the province, north of the St. Lawrence River, the Capitale-Nationale region has a population of about 732,000 inhabitants. Québec City, the capital, is teeming with attractions and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its magnificent fortifications.
The architectural heritage of Québec City comprises the buildings of the National Assembly that were erected on Parliament Hill starting in 1877. Two architectural styles can be observed, namely Second Empire for the Parliament Building and Beaux-Arts architecture for the other structures. The Citadelle de Québec, built between 1820 and 1831, the Château Frontenac, erected between 1892 and 1893, and Dufferin Terrace are part of the Heritage Site of Old Québec.
A diversified museum offering conveys the cultural diversity of the Capitale-Nationale region. You can visit the Musée des Ursulines, the Musée de la civilisation, the Naval Museum of Québec and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, among many others.
Moreover, several festivals take place throughout the year. The ComediHa! Fest-Québec, the Festival d'été de Québec, the Québec City Fashion Festival, the ImagiNation Writers' Festival, and the Québec Winter Carnival, just to name a few, will surely satisfy festival goers.
Nature lovers will gladly visit Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, in the Beauport borough, Canyon Sainte-Anne in the municipality of Beaupré, Réserve nationale de faune du cap Tourmente in Saint-Joachim, and Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier in Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury.
As for downhill skiers, they will happily find five ski resorts in the Capitale-Nationale region, including Mont-Saint-Anne and Stoneham Mountain Resort. In fact, there are all located within 20 to 55 km of Québec City, in the municipalities of Saint-Raymond, Lévis, Lac-Beauport, Beaupré and Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury.
The picturesque sceneries of local towns will charm anyone who is interested in buying a permanent home or second residence in the region. From the beauty of Île d'Orléans to the serenity of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré and its sanctuary, everyone will find a home that measures up to their dreams.
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