School Trips and the Chateau Frontenac

Chateau Frontenac with blue sky in background

See the Chateau Frontenac on your School Trip Who is Frontenac? Did you ever ask yourself where the name of the famous hotel, Chateau Frontenac, comes from? Who is Frontenac? It takes its name from Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac. This now famous hotel sits on the site of what was once Fort St-Louis. […]

Samuel de Champlain

Statue of 17th century man holding a hat

Samuel de Champlain Samuel de Champlain’s statue is an allegorical figure. Allegories are symbols and signs that tell stories. These were very common when people were less literate. Think of justice usually sculpted as a blindfolded woman with a set of scales in one hand and a sword in the other. The largest allegorical figure […]

The Plains of Abraham

The “Battle of the Plains of Abraham”   Montcalm and Wolfe faced off in this pivotal battle of the French-Indian war (known as the Seven Years war if you’re from Canada)  that would shape the course of North American history and geography.   In September 1759, Wolfe’s force found a way to attack Quebec City. […]