There are always good reasons to visit Québec City.
Find out what the Québec City Area has in store for you and your family this summer! Visit an exhibition in a museum, learn about Québec City’s rich history or try a new outdoor activity. The choice is yours!
A King’s Daughter, a coureur des bois, and a bishop—three historical figures that shaped the history of Québec City—will be touring the streets of Old Québec to share their stories with visitors and stand in for free photos with tourists taken by a professional photographer.
Where: Near the Royal Battery and Parc de l’Esplanade, between Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral and Fairmont Château Frontenac, and between the Saint‑Jean and Saint‑Louis gates (times vary for each figure).
When: Afternoons from July 7 to October 15, 2017.
A host of inspiring events are being held to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, making this the ideal time to visit Canada’s national parks and historic sites.
Where: Various locations in the Québec City Area
When: Throughout 2017
Québec City’s celebrations are the climax of Rendez-vous 2017, with some 40 tall ships sailing Canada’s waters. Enjoy tall ship tours, dockside entertainment, parades, and more—all free of charge.
Where: Port of Québec
When: July 18 to 23, 2017
A gigantic exhibit on the high points of the 49 previous Québec City Summer Festivals welcomes you to celebrate the 50th, as well as three amazing street art performances before and after the evening concerts. Also on the program are Metallica, Muse, P!nk and many others.
Where: At the new Parc de l’Amérique française site
When: July 6 to 16, 2017
Cartoon fans will be thrilled with Hergé, a major exhibition on Georges Rémi, his work, and his contributions to comics as an art form.
Where: Musée de la civilisation
When: June 21 to October 22, 2017
Philippe Halsman: Astonish Me! showcases the career of the popular photographer who - for over 30 years - was a close collaborator of Salvador Dalí. Halsman also invented “jumpology,” a philosophy based on photographing subjects in mid-jump.
Where: Lassonde Pavilion at Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
When: June 15 to September 4, 2017
Live an unique experience of sea kayaking along the coast of Île d'Orléans. This guided excursion is available at daytime or at sunset.
Where: From Parc Martime at Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans. Transportation also provided from Centre Infotouriste de Québec.
When: June 3 to October 8, 2017
Soar above the sheer canyon on a high speed chair ride with a churning river, waterfall and pristine forest far below. This Air Canyon is Canada’s longest and the only one in a wilderness setting.
Where: Canyon Sainte-Anne
When: June to October 2017
A rental bike, an exclusive map with a route to the best microbreweries in the Lower Town, and an unforgettable adventure—that’s what Broue-Tours has for you with its new self-guided tour of Québec City’s brewing scene.
Where: Starting from the Old Port on the way to Saint-Roch, Limoilou, and Saint-Sauveur
When: Summer 2017
The 3 main centres are adding on a ton of kilometres of singletrack trails. And this year is the first-ever Québec Singletrack Expérience, eastern North America’s answer to the celebrated BC Bike Race.
Where: Mont-Sainte-Anne, Sentiers du Moulin and Vallée Bras-du-Nord
When: Summer 2017
Experience the biggest nature park in town with its treetop obstacle course and 7 ziplines, 4 of which cross the Saint-Charles River.
Where: Sarbayä Nature and Adventure Park
When : May 15 to October 15, 2017
This two-day package lets you hop on and hop off the double-decker bus whenever you like. Create your own personal itinerary from the 16 stops on the line. Enjoy fantastic views of local landmarks and the St. Lawrence River from the top deck of the bus and boat.
Where: Departs from the tourist information centre across from the Château Frontenac
When: May 28 to October 9, 2017
Named Best Destination Experience in 2016 by the Cruise Insight magazine, Québec City will certainly clock a number of 2017 records, including welcoming the greatest number of cruise ships (131), as well as its greatest number of visitors (220,000).
Where: Port of Québec
When: May to October 2017
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