Transat Québec St-Malo,
July 14 to 22, 2012
Top ocean racers set sail for France on Sunday,
July 22. This classic race—the only nonstop west-to-east team event—celebrates the ties between Québec and France.Learn more about Transat Québec St-Malo
Le Festival d’opéra de Québec,
July 25 to August 5, 2012
The Festival invites you into the world of magic with the world premiere of Robert Lepage’s production of The Tempest based on Shakespeare’s play. July 26, 28, and 30, and August 1, 2012.Learn more about Festival d’opéra de Québec
Madonna on the Plains of Abraham,
September 1, 2012
Fans from Québec, Canada, and the northeast U.S. will pack the Plains of Abraham to hear Madonna in a spectacular outdoor concert, presented by Quebecomm.
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Bordeaux celebrates wine in Québec City, September 6 to 9, 2012
Featuring wine from sister city Bordeaux and fine food and beverages from Québec. Tastings and more at Espace 400e, concerts and other events at the Port of Québec Agora, and delicious Bordeaux cuisine all over town.Learn more about Bordeaux celebrates wine in Québec City
In Wonderland: the Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec,
June 7 to September 3, 2012
Rare show featuring 180 pieces by nearly 50 artists, including Louise Bourgeois and Frida Kahlo.Learn more about In Wonderland
Samouraï, Musée de la civilisation
April 4, 2012 to January 27, 2013
Masterpieces from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller collection. Journey into the warrior’s world! Over 150 pieces from one of the most prestigious collections outside Japan, in Canada for the first time. From horse armor and helmets to masks and weapons.
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All aboard—don’t miss the Massif de Charlevoix train
More than a mountain, Le Massif is now a popular tourist destination served by train—and a feast for the eyes and stomach! Savour stunning riverside scenery from fully restored rail cars along the 140 km (82 mi.) route. A three-course lunch is served en route to Charlevoix, and a gourmet four-course dinner on the return. Plus an iPad-based app serves as the traveller’s guide.Learn more about Massif de Charlevoix train
The Québec Aquarium
Our newest building (open summer 2012) is home to hundreds of jellyfish, sea horses, and a pool of rays you can touch and feed! Over 10,000 marine animals steal the show every day, including polar bears, seals, and walruses. Come join the fun!Learn more about The Québec Aquarium
Canyoning excitement in Vallée Bras-du-Nord!
A new canyoning destination, with mountain waterfalls and activities galore including canoeing, mountain biking, hiking, camping, and more. Half-day intros, full-day explorations, and overnight trips with hut accommodation available.Learn more about Canyoning in Vallée Bras-du-Nord
One thousand and one water games!
There's magic in the water at Village Vacances Valcartier and it's not an illusion, it's Mirage, the amazing new summer attraction! This Arabian nights-themed sand castle with turrets and fortress will charm the whole family!
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Augmented Reality Exhibition at Martello Tower 1,
July 1 to September 3, 2012
196 of these defensive towers were built worldwide, and 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of their construction in Québec City, where three remain. Enjoy a user-friendly virtual history tour featuring state-of-the-art smart tablet technology.Learn more about Augmented Reality Exhibition at Martello Tower 1