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The Chateau Frontenac grand hotel one of the most popular attractions in Quebec City Quebec Canada Designed by architect Bruce Price the Ch teau Frontenac was one of a long series of ch teau style hotels built for the Canadian Pacific Railway company at the end of the 19th and the start of the 20th century It opened in 1893 five years after its sister hotel the Banff Springs The railway company sought to encourage luxury tourism and bring wealthy travelers to its trains The hotel is perched on a tall cape overlooking the Saint Lawrence River thus giving a spectacular view for several kilometres The building is the most prominent feature of the Quebec City skyline as seen from across the St Lawrence and is a symbol of the city The hotel is built near the Plains of Abraham
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