Find out what the Québec City Area has in store for you and your family this summer! Visit an exhibition in a museum, learn about Québec City’s rich history or try a new outdoor activity. The choice is yours!

New pavilion of Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec | Credit:  MNBAQ
Credit: MNBAQ

A World-Class Temple of Art

What’s new: The addition of this stunning architectural masterpiece doubles MNBAQ’s gallery space, which now features buildings from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Three days of festivities and five new shows will mark the opening.

Where: Pierre Lassonde Pavilion at Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

When: Starting June 24, 2016

View of Québec City from Observatoire de la Capitale | Credit:  David L. Labrie
Credit: David L. Labrie

The City's Highest Point Renewed

What’s new: The top floor of Québec City’s highest building adds to its spectacular 360° panorama with an all-new journey of discovery exploring Québec’s identity. Afterwards enjoy a dazzling immersive flyover of the city.

Where: Observatoire de la Capitale

When:  Starting April 27, 2016

Holy Door | Credit:  OTQ
Credit: OTQ

Last Chance to Enter Through the Holy Door for the Next 25 Years

What’s new: The Holy Year proclaimed by Pope Francis meant the reopening of the world's seven Holy Doors, including the only Holy Door outside Europe—in Québec City.

Where: Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral 

When: Until November 13, 2016

Guided tours of Château Frontenac | Credit:  Cicérone Tours
Credit: Cicérone Tours

Château Frontenac Guided Tours

What’s new: Join a Cicérone Tours guide in period costume to relive the history of this iconic hotel. You’ll find out all about the famous characters and historic events that have shaped the hotel’s identity throughout the years.

Where: Princess Louise Kiosk on Dufferin Terrace

When: June 24 to October 10, daily. Weekends only, the rest of the year.

Plains of Abraham | Credit:  CCBN
Credit: CCBN

Trail Linking the St. Lawrence River to the Plains of Abraham

What’s new: The new trail runs more than a kilometre through natural surroundings away from the roads, and highlights the history of the area with its interpretive panels. Park users now have a safe place to be between Promenade Samuel-De Champlain and the Plains of Abraham.

Where:  Plains of Abraham

When:  Now open!

Exhibition at Musée de la civilisation | Credit:  Musée de la civilisation
Credit: Musée de la civilisation

Like Cats and Dogs Exhibition

What’s new: This interactive, sensory journey overturns much of the conventional wisdom on cats and dogs. The experience uses games and simulations to let visitors walk (so to speak) in the animals’ shoes to better understand and decode their behaviour.

Where: Musée de la civilisation

When: June 18, 2016, to September 4, 2017

Quebec City Craft Brewery Tours | Credit:  Broue-Tours
Credit: Broue-Tours

Guided Tours of Microbreweries

What’s new: Broue-Tours has a walking tour of Québec City’s beer hot spots that includes nine beer samples, a brewing room tour, and a bit of beer lore and history.

Where: Saint-Roch District

When: Now available!

Via ferrat at Canyon Ste-Anne | Credit:  Projet Vertical
Credit: Projet Vertical

One of the World’s Safest Via Ferratas

What’s new: A via ferrata is a system for climbing safely on rocks for a sport mid-way between rock climbing and hiking. Canyon Sainte-Anne’s via ferrata lets you climb the rock walls confidently because you can do the entire route without ever having to unhook from the cable. This is the world’s third continuous-cable via ferrata.

Where: Canyon Sainte-Anne

When: May 7 to October 16, 2016

Transat Québec / St-Malo | Credit:  Xavier Dachez
Credit: Xavier Dachez

Transat Québec Saint-Malo

What’s new: Single -and multi- hull yachts will berth at the Port of Québec where visitors can rub shoulders with skippers and crews before the grand departure for Saint-Malo in France on July 10.  

Where: Old Port of Québec 

When: July 2 to 10

Stand up paddle board near Québec City | Credit:  Mathieu Dupuis - Sépaq
Credit: Mathieu Dupuis - Sépaq

Stand Up Paddle -SUP- Boarding in the Jacques-Cartier Valley

What’s new: Stand up with a paddle on a big surfboard and test your balance gliding across the calm waters of one of the province's loveliest glacial valleys.

Where: Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

When: Starting June 18, 2016 

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