Parks Canada

Parks Canada

December 02, 2009 07:00 ET

The Fortifications of Quebec and Levis Forts National Historic Sites of Canada Celebrate Arrival of Olympic Flame

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2009) - Parks Canada and the Fortifications of Quebec and Levis Forts National Historic Sites invite media and the public to come celebrate the arrival of the Olympic Torch Relay at the Fortifications of Quebec (Dufferin Terrace) and Levis Forts National Historic Sites (Fort No.1) on December 3rd and 4th, 2009.

The public is invited to Dufferin Terrace on Thursday December 3rd, starting at 5:30 pm, to cheer on the torchbearers. A short, seven minute stop is planned at 5:50 pm as the Olympic Flame is passed from one torchbearer to the next. This is an excellent opportunity for visitors to photograph this memorable event and to warm up with a steaming cup of hot chocolate.

The following morning, Friday December 4th, another seven minute stop will take place around 8:45 am at Fort No.1, located at 41, chemin du Gouvernement in Levis. The scenic backdrop of the fort will provide another once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity for spectators.

Parks Canada's Fortifications of Quebec and Levis Forts National Historic Sites are part of a national system of protected areas that is recognized as one of the finest and most extensive systems in the world. As the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay crosses the country, it will pass through some of the world's most stunning landscapes and Canada's most inspiring cultural icons including 34 of our treasured national parks and national historic sites of Canada. For more information about the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay visit www.pc.gc.ca/2010.

Parks Canada works to ensure Canada's cultural and natural heritage are presented and protected for the enjoyment, education and appreciation of Canadians and international visitors, today and in the future.

Contact Information

  • Parks Canada
    Lise Rochette
    Senior Communications Advisor
    418-648-4539