Canada Best Kept Secret - The Province of Quebec
Quebec is home to more than 8 million residents, and is the largest Canadian province in area. It is the only province that is stapled with a predominant French speaking population, and is often referred to as "La Belle Province", which when translated to English means "The Beautiful Province". Besides being the largest dairy producer, biggest producer of Maple syrup, and one with the most forests in Canada, Quebec accounts for more than 1 million different lakes, making it highly nourished with freshwater than any other province. The province is saturated with a plethora of things to do and see, starting with 400 or so museums, four expansive casinos, easily accessible 22 well manicured provincial parks, myriad of scenic short and long distance cruises, historical sites and religious monuments. Starting at the end of July, the Montreal International Jazz festival attracts millions of tourists each year, and is a combination of over 500 concerts, of which 300 are held outdoors. The Just for Laughs Festival held in Montreal Quebec attracts over 3 million tourists each year and is the largest comedy festival in the world.
Coat of Arms of Montreal
Officially designed by the city's first Mayor - Jacques Viger, the Coat of Arms of Quebec was adopted on 21st March 1938, and is divided into two parts. The shield is set with a vibrant red backdrop, which symbolizes boldness, bravery and greatness. The white eagle is proudly perched in the midst of the shield, and represents true justice, equity and authority. Sporting a sword in one hand and an olive tree, where the former represents protection for the innocent when their rights have been violated and the latter depicts mutual understanding between the members of the CPA. The crest is dominated by a gear wheel, with the motto at the bottom Justitia et Aequitas meaning Justice and Equity. Our nifty keychain souvenir of the coat of arms and Quebec definitely is worth a second look and will definitely make you stand out from the crowd.