Soak up the city's spirit and let your senses guide you as you explore our parks, public markets, exhibits, pedestrian circuits, exclusive events, first-class restaurants, and spas. 

Francophone Culture

A cultural and geographic crossroads, Québec City is like a bridge between Europe and the Americas and is a steadfast guardian of the French language in the New World. 

The city offers a host of attractions and events that promote its francophone roots and is a destination of choice for learning French as a second language.

Tourny Fountain | Credit:  Guy lessard
Credit: Guy lessard

Shows and Festivals

No matter what the season, there's always something to do in and around the city!

Salle Albert-Rousseau, Capitole de Québec and Palais Montcalm feature a varied lineup of shows, while Grand Théâtre de Québec is the place to go for opera and the city's symphony orchestra.

Take a look at our calendar and discover a nonstop merry-go-round of events and festivals for all tastes!

Palais Montcalm | Credit:  Palais Montcalm
Credit: Palais Montcalm

Museums and Interpretation Centers

Québec City is a real open-air museum—you'll be spoiled for choice!

Throughout the region and particularly in Old Québec, museums and interpretation centrestour circuits and frescoes all have a storied history just waiting to be discovered.

Musée de la civilisation | Credit:  Jeff Frenette Photography
Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography

Fine Dining

One of the best reasons to visit the city is its incredible restaurants!

Old Québec alone has over 100 restaurants, with a string of four-star dining experiences and some of the country's top chefs!

Treat your taste buds to fine French cuisine in 18th century surroundings, local specialties at our famous hotels and inns, market-fresh produce at our sidewalk cafés and European-style bistroshomestyle cooking and local beer at our pubs and microbreweries, and innovative global fare at our trendiest restaurants. It's all yours to discover!

Quebec City Restaurant Patio | Credit:  Jeff Frenette Photography
Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography

Agritourism and the Old Port Market

Take the Gourmet Route to sample delicious homespun flavours in authentic rural and urban settings.

Maple groves, vineyards, cider mills, cheesemakers, chocolate stores, veal producers, and other artisans await.

The colourful Old Port Market is bursting with all the goodness and flavour of local produce.

Ile d'Orleans  | Credit:  Jeff Frenette Photography
Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography


Close your eyes. Imagine yourself in the heart of nature beside a river. Rushing water gurgles nearby. You can feel the fresh air against your face. Where are you? At one of our region's spas!

Year round, you can experience the exhilarating benefits of heat and cold at one of our Nordic spas, relax in a Finnish sauna, clear your airways with a steam bath, or enjoy a body wrap or massage. Downtown spas also offer a full range of products and treatments. Go ahead, treat yourself!

Spa | Credit:  OTQ
Credit: OTQ


Put on your walking shoes—the Québec City Area has over 1,000 boutiques for a shopping experience like no other!

Soak up the European atmosphere as you explore the shopping streets and neighbourhoods or stretch your legs at one of the great shopping malls.

Rue du Trésor | Credit:  Jeff Frenette Photography
Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography


Get ready for Québec City's hopping club scene!

Discospubs, and hip bars await on the ever-popular Grande Allée, along Rue Saint-Jean, and in the Nouvo Saint-Roch district.

All summer long, chances are you'll want to while away the evening over a drink on one of the region's lovely sidewalk patios, before taking in a fabulous outdoor show on the Plains of Abraham.

Nighlife | Credit:  Jeff Frenette Photography
Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography