The story behind Boulevard Champlain


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This portrait of Samuel de Champlain (1567-1635), by Théophile Hamel, painted in the 19th century, is merely a representation of the man. No true likeness of him exists.

This wide boulevard was named for Samuel de Champlain, the famous French explorer and cartographer who made more than 20 trips across the Atlantic and founded New France and Quebec City.