Quebec Facts

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Quebec

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Quebec

Quebec is a Canadian province loaded with diversity. No matter when you plan on taking your honeymoon, Quebec is ready to deliver an experience that combines old world, European charm with the vast, unspoiled natural wonders that comprise so much of Canada.

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Highlights
Quebec has something for everyone, whether you prefer to immerse your in its unique cultural heritage or partake of the parks and wildlife preserves. If nightlife is high on your priority list, Quebec has European-style casinos to entertain you.
Geography/Environment
Canada's largest province covers an area of 643,819 square miles. It is twice the size of Texas and seven times the size of the United Kingdom. Quebec's immense territory stretches for nearly 1,250 miles from north to south, and 930 miles from east to west. It extends from the fertile St. Lawrence Lowlands bordering four U.S. states (New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine), to Baffin Island and the northern boreal seas. Its vast expanse of boreal forest, taiga and tundra is scattered with a million lakes and rivers, comprising a fresh water network of 69,500 sq. miles.
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Climate and Weather
Quebec has three distinct climates: the humid continental climate in the region covered by boreal forest (south of the 50th parallel), the subarctic climate in the taiga region (between the 50th-58th parallels), and the arctic climate of Nunavik, the tundra region above the 58th parallel, home of the Inuit. Quebec's southernmost climate is marked by seasonal extremes of temperature. A rigorous snowy winter, with an average annual snowfall of over 3 meters (10 feet), gives way to an exhilarating spring and a hot summer, extinguished by a crisp and flamboyant autumn.

Other Important Information

Driving in Quebec: Turning right on a red light is prohibited in Quebec. Failure to comply could result in a $100- to $200-fine.

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Destination Wedding Information
The following are needed in order to get married in Quebec:
  • An original birth certificate or a current passport
  • Photo identification such as a driver's license or a health card
  • If you've been married before in a locale other than Canada, you must receive authorization from the Minister of Consumer and commercial Relations prior to applying for your marriage license
  • A certificate of divorce or a certified true copy of the decree absolute of divorce. If you are widowed, a death certificate for your deceased spouse is necessary.
  • If you are under 18, you must obtain parental consent before getting married.
  • Fees $110 Canadian. The Municipal Office will accept cash, credit and debit cards.
A marriage license is valid for three months.