There are new things for you to do and new places to explore this winter!

Monastère des Augustines | Credit:  Monastère des Augustines
Credit: Monastère des Augustines

Culture and Wellness in a 17th Century Monastery

What’s new: A unique holistic health experience and a remarkable incursion into the rich heritage of the Augustines: 65 rooms in a restored former cloister, a museum, specialized culture and wellness programming, and a restaurant and boutique.   

Where: Le Monastère des Augustines, steeped in history, occupies the building that served as North America’s first hospital north of Mexico.

When: Now open!

Holy Door | Credit:  OTQ
Credit: OTQ

Holy Door Reopens

What’s new: Pope Francis’s proclamation of a Holy Year means that the world’s seven Holy Doors will be reopened, including the one in Québec City, the only one outside Europe.

Where: Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral

When: December 12, 2015 to November 13, 2016

Village Nordick du Port de Québec | Credit:  Johany Jutras
Credit: Johany Jutras

Ice Fishing in the Heart of the City

What's new: Go ice fishing in an urban setting with a magnificent view of Québec City and the Old Port. You can even rent a heated igloo! At the end of the day, visit the Old Port Market where a local fishmonger can prepare your catch for you.

Where: Village Nordik at Port of Québec 

When: January 21 to March 13, 2016, weather permitting

FIS Cross-Country World Cup | Credit:  Steve Deschênes
Credit: Steve Deschênes

Prestigious Cross-Country Skiing Competition in Old Québec

What’s new: For the first time in history, the world’s top athletes will meet in Canada for a multistage cross-country skiing event. Québec City will have the privilege of hosting two of the eight stages in this Ski Tour Canada extravaganza.  

Where: In the heart of picturesque Old Québec

When: March 4 and 5, 2016

Centre Vidéotron | Credit:  Stéphane Groleau
Credit: Stéphane Groleau

Videotron Centre: From Dream to Reality

What’s new: Québec City’s much-awaited multipurpose arena is finally open! A number of concerts are already lined up for fall in addition to the home-game schedule of the Remparts de Québec hockey team. A new public space named after Jean Béliveau, and featuring a massive sculpture, will be built in 2016.

Where: Videotron Centre

When: Now open!

CCBN | Credit:  The National Battlefield Commission
Credit: The National Battlefield Commission

One-of-a-kind projection at the Plains of Abraham

New: Battles 1759–1760 is an amazing journey featuring a new multimedia presentation and a lively exhibition to plunge dazzled audiences into the crucible of the Seven Years’ War, a pivotal event that changed the destiny of a continent. 

Where:  Plains of Abraham Museum

When: Now open! 

Snowmobiling Expedition | Credit:  Denis Baribault
Credit: Denis Baribault

Panoramic Snowmobile Trail System

What's new: Planning a snowmobile excursion has never been easier!The Self-guided Snowmobile Tours KM Zero mobile app features an interactive map with over 1,200 km of closed loop trails divided into seven circuits that traverse a range of landspaces.

Where: Portneuf region

When: Available now!

les Sentiers du Vieux-Québec

Personalized Walking Tour Mobile App

What’s new: Trails of Old Québec is a new mobile app that creates personalized walking tours tailored to your interests and the time you have available. The free app can be downloaded beforehand so you don’t need an Internet connection during the tour.  

Where: In and around Old Québec

When: Available now!

German Christmas Market

Expansion of the German Christmas Market

What’s new: Now open for four weekends, with some fifteen new booths. There’ll also be a Christmas Market for Kids, specially designed for the little ones.

Where: Jardins de l’Hôtel-de-Ville and Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville

When: November 27 to December 20, 2015 (Thursday to Sunday)


Indigenous Art from Australia

What's New for Winter?

What’s new: Exhibition showcasing the history and vitality of Australia’s First Peoples through contemporary creations by Australian indigenous artists. This is the first major exhibition of contemporary Australian indigenous art in Canada.

Where: Musée de la civilisation

When: October 21, 2015, to Septembre 5, 2016

Modern Art in Québec

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec | Credit:  Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Credit: Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

What’s new: A selection of 100 key paintings in the history of Québec art from the private collection of Canadian businessman and philanthropist Pierre Lassonde. 

Where: Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

When: October 29, 2015 to Mars 27, 2016


Coming up in 2016

Pierre Lassonde Pavillion, MNBAQ | Credit:  Graph Synergie
Credit: Graph Synergie

Expansion of Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

What’s new: A new world-class building combining art, architecture, and nature. Eight new galleries will showcase the museum’s collection of post-1960 Québec contemporary art, including Inuit art, decorative art, and design.  

Where: Pierre Lassonde Pavillion at Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, located on Grande Allée

When: June 2016

Village Vacances Valcartier | Credit:  Village Vacances Valcartier
Credit: Village Vacances Valcartier

New Complex with Indoor Waterpark

What’s new:  Construction of a major recreation and tourism complex featuring an indoor waterpark and 4 star hotel with 153 suites. This major tourism industry initiative will complement the group’s entertainment offerings with year-round accommodations and activities sure to please the whole family.  

Where: Valcartier Vacation Village

When: December 2016


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