Québec City in the summertime has all the usual attractions: the historic architecture in Old Québec, the lively patios in the neighbourhoods, the street performers, the never-ending stream of events and festivals, and great venues to visit—not to mention the incredible forests, rivers, lakes, and other natural attractions nearby that are perfect for exploring, having fun, and getting away from it all.
Here are all the new and exciting things you’ll want to include in your summer trip.
New Farmers' MarketOpening in June
Québec City's Grand Marché (farmers' market) will have permanent and seasonal stands featuring a cornucopia of unique northern specialties. The bustling market, mere steps from the Videotron Centre arena and its massive public square, will be open year round.
New Reception Pavilion at the National AssemblyOpening in spring
Through this major project, the National Assembly is building a new visitor center including a theme-based exhibit on Québec's history and democracy, a multi-purpose reception room for groups, and an agora. Guided tours are free and last 45 minutes.
Free Circus Show Presented in a New VenueJuly 16 to September 1st
The outdoor free circus show is back this summer but moves to place Jean-Béliveau, next to the Videotron Centre and to the Grand Marché (Farmers' Market). Tuesdays to Sundays.
UCI Mountain Bike World ChampionshipsAugust 21 to September 1st
Mont-Sainte-Anne hosts more than 700 elite athletes who are riding for their country during this 14-day rally. This is the first time in the history of the sport that this prestigious event has been awarded 3 times to the same mountain and the same organizers.
Miró in Mallorca. A Free Spirit.May 30 to September 8
Feast your eyes on nearly 200 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by Catalan internationally-renowned artist Joan Miró, presented at MNBAQ in a North American exclusive. The works pay tribute to the artist’s mature period (1956 to 1981); during this time, he had settled in Mallorca and pursued his work with a great sense of freedom.
A Life-Sized Museum
Musée de la civilisation has 2 major exhibitions on that deal with science and the natural world:
Venenum, A Poisonous WorldApril 25, 2019 to March 8, 2020
Delve into the mysteries surrounding poisons, including those found in nature, and the ways they’re used by man.
Curiosities of the Natural WorldMay 16, 2019 to January 5, 2020
The story of humanity told through some 200 objects with remarkable scientific significance.