Québec Saints Celebrate City’s Birthday
July 2008

“Québec Saints Celebrate City’s Birthday,” Ensign, July 2008, 79

Québec Saints Celebrate City’s Birthday

Latter-day Saints in Québec City, the capital city of Canada’s Québec province, will join in the celebration of the city’s 400th birthday in July and plan to welcome visitors to a handful of their own commemorative events, including a performance by a dance company from Brigham Young University–Idaho.

Established as a fur-trading post in 1608, Québec City helped produce explorers influential in the exploration of North America, including parts of Utah. The journals and reports of explorers from the St. Lawrence Valley—such as Etienne Provost (1785–1850), namesake of Provo City, and Peter Skene Ogden (1794–1854), namesake of Ogden City—helped prepare the way for the Mormon exodus to the Rocky Mountains.

The hotel Château Frontenac dominates the skyline of 400-year-old Québec City.