Quebec – A Province Rich in Culture and Tradition

The province of Quebec is well known for a variety of reasons – its remarkable landscape, its rich French heritage, its progressive arts and cultural scene, and its always-controversial politics. It is the largest and the second most populated province in Canada, with more than 7.5 million people.

Online searches for Quebec topics are as varied and diverse as the province itself. Are the most popular queries about Quebec related to its colorful history, majestic landscape or numerous attractions? The answers, which are compiled through comprehensive search phrase analysis, may surprise you.

Province of Quebec – Lotteries, Bridges, Hockey and More

The two most commonly searched phrases identified in Graph 1 below are generic in nature and garner general information about both the province of Quebec as well as the capital, Quebec City. It turns out that over 184,000 inquiries were made for these phrases over a one-year period. Other popular searchers are more curious.

With 37,056 queries, the phrase “Loto Quebec” is the 4th most popular phrase. Substantial, but not a huge number, considering that according to the LotoQuebec website, as of March 31, 2007, the loto has contributed 1.391 billion dollars in dividends to the Quebec government and 20.8 million dollars to Quebec non-profit organizations.

The 18th most commonly searched phrase is “Quebec bridge” with a related phrase in Graph 3 “Quebec bridge disaster” (4,031). These searches relate to the world famous bridge that crosses the St. Lawrence River. This bridge, with the longest antilevered bridge span in the world, collapsed twice during its construction and by its completion in August of 1917 had killed 89 workers.

Also, the phrase “Quebec Nordiques” received a noteworthy 4,226 queries, even though this NHL hockey team moved to Colorado in 1995.

Quebec Geographic Research - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 6,000  140,000
quebec city    130718
quebec canada    54244
map of quebec    43816
loto quebec    37056
quebec flag    30501
montreal quebec    27726
quebec act    20360
quebec history    16955
quebec map    15843
old quebec    13949
carnival de quebec    13667
quebec winter    12703
carnaval de quebec    12608
quebec city canada    12422
hydro quebec    11581
emploi quebec    10927
quebec winter carnival    10139
quebec bridge    9997
quebec government    9910
revenu quebec    9852
quebec election    9154
quebec tourism    8602
toile du quebec    7989
hotel quebec    7894
history of quebec    7881
real estate quebec    7146
quebec facts    6862
quebec real estate    6691
mls quebec    6658
canada quebec    6543
6,000 140,000

Quebec City – Carnivals and Culture

An extremely popular search in both Graph 1 and 3 is about Quebec City’s annual winter carnival that attracts over 1 million participants a year. The phrase “Carnival de Quebec” and three related phrases prompted 42,513 queries in one year.

The search phrase “old Quebec” and several other similar terms garnered 71,807 queries. The upper and lower town of Old Quebec is an extremely popular tourist attraction, with architecture reminiscent of Old World Europe. Searches for Quebec's largest city, Montreal, are also of interest.

Quebec - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in Quebec searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 Quebec exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words. - Graph 5)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  140,000
city    132364
canada    81333
map    77198
loto    37242
flag    35713
carnival    34635
montreal    30180
du    29623
history    26490
act    20493
hotel    19412
estate    18861
real    18842
carnaval    18801
tourism    18682
government    16505
winter    16065
old    14423
election    13754
facts    12812
hotels    12296
hydro    11636
hunting    11287
emploi    10993
bridge    10128
revenu    9881
maps    9867
fishing    8966
toile    8410
immigration    8241
caribou    8133
province    7985
ice    7918
hockey    7372
mls    7109
revenue    6822
weather    6704
people    6117
battle    6038
about    5981
bed    5909
gouvernement    5705
attractions    5591
results    5504
junior    5377
major    5309
separatism    5225
population    5101
caa    5097
geography    5036
st    5027
ski    5020
breakfast    4965
travel    4963
la    4533
maple    4317
nordiques    4315
syrup    4300
le    4254
newspaper    4158
surete    4100
capital    4073
disaster    4031
climate    3979
lotto    3936
elections    3887
transport    3835
famous    3830
au    3745
league    3691
genealogy    3646
hull    3582
remax    3562
pont    3562
birth    3454
what    3441
provincial    3389
parks    3343
ville    3267
festival    3159
solidaire    3150
code    2980
laval    2972
tourist    2888
certificate    2888
regie    2882
economy    2823
culture    2815
flags    2774
tele    2732
sherbrooke    2711
insurance    2646
tourisme    2577
french    2555
education    2512
porn    2507
des    2502
physical    2490
cities    2454
sovereignty    2454
0 140,000

Quebec Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Sponsors Innovative Research

The type of data presented on this page not only provides interesting insights into search behaviors on geographical locations, it is also a valuable tool through which addiction researchers can learn more about many substance abuse topics. Clear Haven Center, a forward-thinking Quebec drug and alcohol rehabilitation located just outside beautiful Montreal, Quebec, generously sponsors search data investigations in order to further enrich addictions research. To read addiction-related studies, visit other pages on this site.

Quebec - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 100 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 2,000  6300
old quebec city    6192
quebec carnival    6004
revenue quebec    5994
about quebec    5901
quebec city tourism    5878
battle of quebec    5811
ice hotel quebec    5736
montreal quebec canada    5513
province of quebec    5322
quebec separatism    5165
caa quebec    5097
hotels in quebec    5008
facts about quebec    4865
immigration quebec    4833
old quebec city canada    4764
quebec city hotel    4593
hunting quebec    4553
gouvernement du quebec    4519
quebec major junior    4500
quebec city real estate    4461
government of quebec    4440
old quebec canada    4389
flag of quebec    4370
election quebec    4275
quebec nordiques    4226
maps of quebec    4182
map quebec    4163
quebec bridge disaster    4031
quebec major junior hockey    3947
capital of quebec    3868
lotto quebec    3812
map of quebec city    3789
transport quebec    3772
attractions in quebec    3714
hull quebec    3571
pont de quebec    3559
surete du quebec    3550
remax quebec    3523
caribou hunting quebec    3497
quebec caribou    3327
people of quebec    3320
ski quebec    3282
quebec weather    3274
map of quebec canada    3227
quebec fishing    3225
hotels in quebec city    3194
quebec solidaire    3150
quebec geography    3142
quebec genealogy    2936
la toile du quebec    2912
quebec travel    2889
laval quebec    2881
quebec canada map    2772
quebec flags    2767
tourism in quebec    2747
tele quebec    2725
quebec election results    2724
map of montreal    2682
map of montreal quebec    2682
quebec hunting    2668
quebec city newspaper    2651
sherbrooke quebec    2630
maple syrup quebec    2620
tourisme quebec    2567
quebec on a map    2564
quebec culture    2529
quebec city hotels    2497
quebec coat of arms    2442
quebec sovereignty    2435
city quebec    2431
2,000 6300

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