The official language of Quebec is French—so if you speak the language or always wanted to learn, a Quebec retirement may be perfect for you. But you don’t have to be fluent in French to live here—especially in the area around Montreal, one of the province’s—and Canada’s—major metropolitan areas.

Quebec welcomed over 26 million tourists from all over the world in 2011. Visitors flock to Montreal and Quebec City, the only fortified city in North America—both of which offer museums, culture, shopping, festivals, fine dining, nightlife, and rich history. In addition, Quebec is a major site for religious tourism, with over 130 churches and cathedrals that give evidence to a rich and varied religious history.

Check out our free listing of Quebec retirement communities today. There are plenty of assisted living communities in and around Quebec City and Montreal that offer all the fun and excitement of a sophisticated city—and one of them may just be your perfect retirement destination.