PROVINCE OF QUEBEC
The province of Quebec is Canada’s largest province by area and the second-largest administrative division by population. Most of Quebec’s territory lies within the Canadian Shield. The province of Quebec is remarkable for its abundant natural resources, forests, rivers and lakes. The most important industries of the province are lumber, paper and hydroelectric industry. The largest population center is the capital of Quebec and its largest city, Montreal, which is located to the south of the St. Lawrence Valley.
The St. Lawrence River is considered the largest in North America. It begins at the outflow of Lake Ontario and drains into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which leads into the Atlantic Ocean. As for Montreal, it is known as one of the oldest cities in Canada and the largest business center of the province of Quebec. This city is especially loved by French-Canadians that is why it is sometimes called the “French Canada”. Montreal is the confluence of several rivers (the St. Lawrence, Ottawa, Richelieu) and is a major river port.