Holy Door | Credit:  OTQ
Credit: OTQ

The Holy Door Reopens

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. Over 300,000 pilgrims entered through the Holy Door during the 350th anniversary of Notre-Dame de Québec. 

Until November 13, 2016

Aquarium du Québec | Credit:  Aquarium du Québec
Credit: Aquarium du Québec

Festi Lumière at Aquarium du Québec

The Festi Lumière features all kinds of fun activities in a unique outdoor setting including illuminated slides and inflatable games.

December 26, 2016 to January 8, 2017, January 13 to February 25 and March 3 to 11, 2017

Bonhomme's Ice Palace | Credit:  Carnaval de Québec
Credit: Carnaval de Québec

Québec Winter Carnival

Québec Winter Carnaval is one of the world's largest winter carnivals! Every year, thousands of visitors flock to Québec to enjoy a host of activities for all ages including snow bath, night parades, snow slides, giant foosball, snow sculptures, shows, sleigh rides, and skating. 

January 27 to February 12, 2017

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Mois Multi | Credit:  Productions Recto-Verso
Credit: Productions Recto-Verso

Mois Multi 17

A wonderful opportunity for those interested in learning more about the new forms of multidisciplinary and electronic art and meeting artists from here and abroad. The only festival of its kind in Québec.

February 2017 (dates to be confirmed)

St. Patrick's Parade | Credit:  Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec
Credit: Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec

Québec City St.Patrick’s Parade

In a colourful family atmosphere, clover-emblazoned floats, piping bands and local dancers will march to celebrate Irish presence in Québec City.

March 2017 (date to be confirmed)

Québec's Beer Festival during St. Patrick's  | Credit:  Festibière de Québec
Credit: Festibière de Québec

Festibière Fête la St-Patrick (Microbrewery Beer Festival)

In a festive atmosphere, come celebrate the traditions of our Irish roots while enjoying a wide range of local beers in the winter edition of the Festibière de Québec beer festival. 

March 2017 (dates to be confirmed)

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Themed Events

ImagiNation Writers’ Festival

Canadian writers and emerging artists will be present for literary events such as readings, discussions and book signings.

April 2017 (dates to be confirmed)

Carrefour international de théâtre

Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec | Credit:  Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec
Credit: Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec

This theatre festival showcases about ten works chosen from among the best from the national and international repertoires. Over 50 performances, a dozen works in progress and 35 activities where festival goers can meet creators and performers. 

May 23 to June 10, 2017

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