Like traveling back in time, Quebec provides the best taste of Canada's European roots. While English is spoken in Quebec, you'll find those high-school French lessons useful as this province's official language is French. In Quebec you'll find charming towns, glamorous cities, architectural landmarks, and natural beauty. Most impressive is Quebec's "joie de vivre," something you can't help but take home with you!
Population: over 7.5 million
Capital City: Québec City
Largest City: Montréal
GLBT Legislation: Quebec included "sexual orientation" in its Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms as a prohibited ground of discrimination. Quebec became the third province in Canada to legalize same-sex marriage in March 2004.
Gay Times: Montréal did host the world's first OUTGames, International GLBT Human Rights Conference, and an International GLBT Business Conference in 2006.
Protection: Québec City is the only fortified city in North America.
Parlez-vous francais? Montréal is the world's second largest French-speaking city in the world.
Noteworthy: Québec is perhaps the most progressive province in Canada no matter where you go, Québecers live by the mantra "joie de vivre".