Quebec City Celebrates 400 Years

On May 16, 2008 Canada Post issued a domestic rate stamp celebrating the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City.

The five-year series dedicated to the French settlement in North America began with a joint issue with France's La Poste, and came to an end with another joint issue between Canada and France.

The first stamp issued in the series celebrated the dawn of European settlement in Canada at St. Croix Island in 1604. To recognize the French settlement which took place in 1605, the second stamp featured Port-Royal. The third stamp, a joint issue between Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, celebrated French explorer Samuel de Champlain's 1606 voyage along the coast of New England to Cape Cod. Last year's stamp honoured Grand Chief Membertou of the Mi'kmaq district Kespukwitk, who forged enduring ties with French settlers at Port-Royal. And the final stamp issued in the series celebrates the Founding of Quebec City in 1608.

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