Sunday, May 1, 2011

The fortress at Quebec

Photo: This is taken inside the fortress at the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City.

The major residence of Canada's Governor-General is Rideau Hall in Ottawa. However, the GG has a second residence here in La Citadelle, dating back to the time when Quebec was the capital of the colony of Lower Canada.

This lovely home is often used for ceremonies such as investing the recipients of the Order of Canada. Located within the walls of the fort, it has a fabulous view of the city.

La Citadelle is also the home of Quebec's 22nd, or Vingt-Deuxieme Regiment, commonly known in English Canada as the Van Doos.

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