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Lévis Forts National Historic Site of Canada

Natural Wonders & Cultural Treasures

History

Let's go back to 1860. Canada is not yet officially a country, but rather a British colony. Since the union of Upper and Lower Canada in 1840 it has been called United Canada

The province of United Canada had 2 400 000 inhabitants and covered 2,600,000 km 2 , comprising what would later come to be known as the provinces of Quebec and Ontario.

Defending the port of Québec against the Americans was more of an imperial than a colonial issue.