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In Old Quebec

Accession number: 
Production Years: 
1921 to 1923


Film Properties: 
Length (feet): 
425 (28mm); 539 (35mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 28mm, 35mm, VHS, digibeta.
"This film introduces the viewer to some of the scenery and places of interest in Quebec City. The film begins on Dufferin Terrace which offers an excellent view of the city and St. Lawrence below; on the Terrace are people walking and old buildings along its perimeter; a statue of Champlain is also shown. The Citadel is shown from the outside, with guards by the gate; from the top of the Citadel is another excellent view of the city and river far below. Another important military site is the Plains of Abraham; old cannons are shown, as is a monument to General Wolfe. The viewer is then shown some interesting places in Lower Quebec including: Little Champlain Street, Breakneck Steps, the walk from Lower to Upper Town, the Palace and residence of the Archbishop of Quebec, and Finlay Market. The last shots show the harbour from the shore and then from the deck of a ship pulling away; the city is shown in silhouette as the sun sets behind it."