Things to do in Quebec City

Quebec offers a range of festivals throughout the year

Quebec was known as The Fortress of New France back in the days. Many of the city’s museums, landmarks, and historic buildings are named in French. There are many cultural events held in Quebec throughout the year. It is absolutely picturesque and inimitable.


Things to do in Quebec City

Quebec is the capital of a province in Canada with the same name, and since it is such a large city there’s always a lot of fun things to do in Quebec City.


Quebec Summer Festival

This city is active in organizing vibrant carnivals and festivals all year round. The Festival d’été de Québec or the Quebec Summer Festival is a music fest where major singers and performers showcase the musical and cultural heritage of the city.


Quebec Winter Carnival

The city also organizes the Quebec Winter Carnival which features various winter events, parties, balls, performances, and shows. There are also different snow and ice sculpture contents held during the Winter Festival.





Quebec City Museums

Quebec City also has unique and interesting museums that attract tourists. When you go to Quebec for a holiday, you should visit the Musée national des Beaux-arts du Québec, a place where Quebec art is preserved and displayed. Another fine museum is the Musée de la civilization where you can learn more about the rich history of Quebec.


Aquarium du Quebec - Quebec City Aquarium

The city also takes pride in its world-class aquarium, the Aquarium du Quebec. If you take a trip to this colorful tourist spot, you will see different marine species coming from the North Pole and other parts of the world.


When to go to Quebec

The city of Quebec experiences a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are warm, occasionally hot, and very humid while winters are cold, snowy, and windy. The short spring and fall seasons are chilly to warm.

If you want to attend the Summer Festival, you should plan your Quebec holiday vacation in July. If you’re more interested in the Winter Carnival, visit the city in February.


Things to do in Quebec City

Quebec City Facts

Population516 622
CurrencyCanadian Dollar
AirportQuebec Jean Lesage Intl, Canada (YQB)

Quebec City average temperatures

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Quebec City - Historic District of Old Québec

If you are in Québec you should dedicate some time to visit its historic district, given that it is the only city in North America that has conserved the walls, gates and defensive constructions around Old Québec, being a great example of a fortified colonial city. For this reason, it has been included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. You will be able to walk around Old Québec given the small size of the area and will find history everywhere you go. Although many stores and restaurants are directed to tourists, you can find good places quite easily with a little effort.

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SSQ Quebec City Marathon

The annual SSQ Quebec City Marathon is held in August every year and counted as a Boston Marathon qualifier. What separates this marathon from the rest is that all the kilometer marks along the course are set out in reverse order. Instead of showing how long you've already run, it shows the distance that is left before the finish line. The race takes place between Lévis and Quebec City. There is also a half-marathon, a 10k run, a 5k run and children's events.

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Québec City ski vacations - Matchless conditions

Only minutes away from Québec City you can find several ski resorts for skiers of all levels. Experience amazing terrain and fantastic snow. Every year the snowfall lands at over 13 ft (400 cm), making it a ski area with matchless conditions. Choose between Mont- Sainte- Anne, Le Massif de Charlevoix, Stoneham Mountain Resort and Le Relais Centre. In Mont- Sainte- Anne you can experience the biggest vertical drop in Canada for night skiing. You can choose from three mountain faces and do all of this during one of Québecs longest seasons. If you like beautiful views Massif de Charlevoix is the place to visit. Experience amazing views overlooking the St. Lawrence River while sliding down the slopes generously filled with natural snow. Go to Stoneham Mountain Resort if you are in the mood for some night skiing, they offer the largest night skiing areas in Canada. They also have four different types of terrain parks made for freestylers. The best alternative for families with children is to visit Le Relais Centre. It only takes about 15 minutes to get there and enjoy their three terrain parks for all different levels.

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Golf in Quebec

There are many great courses in the area surround Quebec. Club De Golf Levis is a beautiful parkland 18 hole course located across the bridge from the inner city. Just a couple of blocks from there you will find one of the best public courses in Quebec in Club De Golf De L'auberiviere. A bit further north along the Saint-Laurent river you will find the scenic beauty that is the 18 hole course of Club De Golf Courville Ltee. Don't miss these while in Quebec!

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