As diverse as it is dynamic, Quebec’s Capitale-Nationale region is the soul of francophone Canada and home to Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the province’s thriving centre of government. The region combines cobble streets and architecture reminiscent of Old World Europe with the cosmopolitan flair of modern North America. Rich in culture, Capitale-Nationale boasts an energetic nightlife, has diverse dining options, and hosts a range of cultural festivals.
Open, tolerant, dynamic and creative, Capitale-Nationale is a region that has undergone unprecedented growth in recent years, propelling the region onto the world’s cultural and economic stage.
Quebec City, the provincial capital and heart of the Capitale-Nationale region, has long drawn international visitors to the cobbled streets and 17th and 18th century houses in its historic old town. The city captured international attention in 1985 when its old town was placed on the UN’s prestigious World Heritage List, and captured attention again when it was ranked #1 City for Business in Canada and the US (2010 KPMG Competitive Alternatives). The region has one of the strongest concentrations of researchers and research centres in Canada and in the Northeastern United States, is renowned as a centre for science and technology, boasts one of the largest pools of skilled workers in Canada, and offers some of the lowest start-up and operational costs in North America.
At the same time, the high quality of life that earned Quebec City and its surrounding region a spot among the Top 25 cities in Money Sense’s “Canada's Best Places to Live” list (ranking #23 out of 190 cities, 2012) has helped it attract companies, talent and real estate investment.
Capitale-Nationale’s major communities, including Baie-Saint-Paul, Boischatel, Donnacona, L'Ancienne-Lorette, La Malbaie, Lac-Beauport, Pont-Rouge, Quebec City, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier and Saint-Raymond, offer a wide range of unique homes and architectural styles. Whether you’re looking for a modern penthouse or a historic heritage home, our Capitale-Nationale real estate experts can help you discover a neighbourhood and home right for you.