Shows and Festivals
No matter what the season, there's always something to do in and around the city!
and Palais Montcalm
both 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!
Cirque du Soleil® and the Image MillTM
Every summer until 2013, Québec City is home to two exclusive
, must-see shows
You'll be wowed by the acrobatic artistry of Cirque du Soleil's new extravaganza, Les Chemins invisiblesTM (Invisible Paths).
And marvel at Robert Lepage's Image Mill —the world's biggest outdoor projection.
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 centers, tour circuits and frescoes all have a storied history just waiting to be discovered.
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 tastebuds 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 bistros, homestyle cooking and local beer at our pubs and microbreweries, and innovative global fare at our trendiest restaurants. It's all yours to discover!
Agrotourism and the Old Port Market
Take the Gourmet Trail
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.
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!
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.
Get ready for Québec City's hopping club scene!
Discos, pubs, 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 at the Old Port or on the Plains of Abraham.
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