Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2007

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Cape Diamond


A promontory to the west of the junction of the St. Charles river and of the St. Lawrence, 330 feet in height, on which stands the citadel of Quebec. it was so named by Champlain in 1608 because of the quartz crystals which he found there and mistook for diamonds.

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 205.

© 2007 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College