Whether Easter is a religious holiday or simply a moment to mark the arrival of spring for you, Easter weekend is a great time to discover the Québec City area. Here is a list of fun family activities to get you started!

Easter Chocolats | Credit:  OTQ / Guy Lessard
Credit: OTQ / Guy Lessard

Easter chocolate

Easter simply wouldn't be Easter without chocolate! And when it's crafted with pride in small batches, it's easy to give in to temptation without feeling too guilty! Stop by one of the Québec City area's chocolate shops to sample mouthwatering chocolate in every shape and size.

Spring Madness | Credit:  Mont-Sainte-Anne
Credit: Mont-Sainte-Anne

Spring skiing

Take advantage of the longer sunny days to hit the slopes. Many of the area's ski resorts also offer special Easter Break activities.

Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral | Credit:  Daniel Abel
Credit: Daniel Abel


Easter is the perfect time to visit these magnificent architectural monuments steeped in history.
Explore our rich religious heritage by touring some of the Québec City and Area churches, just as you would do in Europe!

Here is a list of other religious sites in the region.

The Holy Door Reopens

December 12, 2015 to November 13, 2016

Pope Francis’s proclamation of a Holy Year means that the world’s seven Holy Doors will be reopened, including the one at Notre-Dame de Québec Cathedral Basilica, the only outside Europe.

Le Relais des Pins, Restaurant - Cabane à sucre | Credit:  Le Relais des Pins, Restaurant - Cabane à sucre
Credit: Le Relais des Pins, Restaurant - Cabane à sucre

It's sugaring-off season!

What could be more tantalizing than the sweet smell of boiling maple syrup! Follow the aroma to one of the area's many sugar shacks where fun, folklore, and traditions await!

Short on time? A number of merchants in the heart of the city offer shoppers the chance to sample and purchase a variety of tasty maple products.

Fleur de Lys centre commercial | Credit:  Fleur de Lys centre commercial
Credit: Fleur de Lys centre commercial

Easter petting zoo

Easter Break also marks the return of the petting zoo to Fleur de Lys centre commercial (shopping mall), where kids will get a real kick out of petting and feeding the hens, bunnies, goats, sheep, and ponies. 

Chocolate Body Care

Chocolate body care

A delicious sensory experience! The following spas and wellness centres offer chocolaty body care treatments:

Easter brunch

Consult our Restaurants section and member websites for more information. Many have special Easter menus and events.

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