Soak up the city's spirit and let your senses guide you as you explore our parks, public markets, exhibits, pedestrian circuits, exclusive events, first-class restaurants, and spas. 

Shows

No matter what the season, there's always something to do in and around the city!

Salle Albert-Rousseau, Capitole de QuébecPalais Montcalm and Videotron Centre 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 shows for all tastes!

Palais Montcalm | Credit:  Palais Montcalm
Credit: Palais Montcalm

Museums and Interpretation Centers

Throughout the region and particularly in Old Québec, museums and interpretation centres have a storied history just waiting to be discovered.

Québec’s national gallery, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, displays the cream of the province’s art collection and has a gorgeous new pavilion that is considered an architectural masterpiece. And Musée de la civilisation has interactive exhibits the whole family will love. 

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec | Credit:  Jeff Frenette Photography
Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography

Local Cuisine

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 taste buds to 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!

Pub | Credit:  Francis Gagnon
Credit: Francis Gagnon

Agritourism and the Old Port Market

Take the Gourmet Route to sample delicious homespun flavours in authentic rural and urban settings.

Maple groves, vineyards, cider mills, cheesemakers, chocolate stores and other artisans await.

The colourful Old Port Market is bursting with all the goodness and flavour of local produce.

Ile d'Orleans  | Credit:  Jeff Frenette Photography
Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography

Spas

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!

Spa | Credit:  Francis Gagnon
Credit: Francis Gagnon

Shopping

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.

Shopping | Credit:  Francis Gagnon
Credit: Francis Gagnon

Nightlife

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. Going to a bar with live folk music is the perfect opportunity to meet locals in a place brimming with local flavour.

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.

New Year's Eve on Grande Allée | Credit:  Ville de Québec
Credit: Ville de Québec