What's New and Upcoming Projects

Updated on May 1, 2024
Vue sur la Haute-Ville et la Basse-Ville de Québec
Steven D'Avignon

Everything’s coming up exciting and new in Québec City! Recognized as Canada’s best destination, Québec City is also a warm and welcoming place to visit. Read on—there’s a whole lot going on you won’t want to miss!

What’s New in Sustainable Tourism

  • We are proud to be the first certified tourist office in the province of Québec since February 2024, as well as the first destination in Eastern Canada engaged in the Biosphere process.
  • To inspire you in terms of sustainable tourism, we have created a section which brings together several exclusive contents highlighting the hotels, restaurants and attractions of the region.  

Major Exhibitions

Musée de la civilisation

Gladiators - Heroes of the Colosseum
From June 21 to September 22, 2024, the Museum offers you an unprecedented foray into the daily life of these fighters with a special destiny and behind the scenes of the most grandiose amphitheatre there is, the Colosseum in Rome! Admire more than 150 precious pieces dating from the era of ancient Rome that celebrate the legendary strength and courage of these men.

In Other Words, Québec
From May 30, 2024. Through the thousand and one encounters that have forged Québec over time, the Museum invites you to discover this permanent exhibition where historical events specific to the evolution of Québec society will be presented, but also contemporary issues, which she faces.
 

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec 

Rembrandt - Engravings from the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 
From April 25 to September 2, 2024, the Museum is offering an exhibition of Rembrandt engravings. The 80 selected works will offer a panorama that demonstrates the exceptional skill of the artist as an engraver in all its dimensions: human, aesthetic and technical.

Helen McNicoll - An Impressionist journey
From June 20, 2024 to January 5th, 2025. Despite the restrictive norms imposed on women of her social class in the early 1900s, this little-known Canadian artist distinguished herself by her love of travel and her exploration of new horizons. The exhibition features more than 60 works exploring themes of female independence, risk-taking, friendship, and women's freedom.

Major Events

Sport Events

Transat Québec Saint-Malo
The Transat Québec Saint-Malo 2024 will mark the 10th edition of this legendary race, from June 20 to 30, 2024. Every four years since 1984, ocean runners set off on the St. Lawrence River, between Québec and Lévis, in order to take on the challenges of navigation and cross the Atlantic to la Manche. Start of the race from the Old Port of Québec on June 30. 

XTERRA World Cup
Presented at Lac Delage from July 8 to 14, 2024, XTERRA is a cross triathlon competition which consists of a series of open water swimming events, a mountain biking event and a trail running event. The qualifying race for the World Championship will take place in Molveno, Italy in September 2024.

Sail Challenge CAP
The German Challenge Family series, has chosen Québec as the host city for its first triathlon on North American soil from July 19 to 21st, 2024. The Sail Challenge CAP Québec will welcome athletes for three events in a postcard setting: the swim will take place at Bassin Louise, the bike course will follow the St. Lawrence River to Montmorency Falls; the running course will offer a view of Québec's history and the outdoor environment that the city has to offer. 

Cultural Events 

Festival d'été de Québec 
From July 4 to 14, 2024, Québec City will vibe to the sound of the Festival! During 11 days, the city will be transformed into an open-air music scene

Réverbère
From October 11 to 14, 2024, discover the brand new free street arts event organized by Québec City! At the corner of a street, a park or a public square in Old Québec, young and old, beginners and enthusiasts will be surprised by a host of spontaneous, eclectic and exciting performances. In the afternoon or evening, see how disciplines such as dance, singing, music, circus or theater come to life in public spaces. 

To inspire you
Check out the upcoming events page in the coming months.

What’s New in Côte-de-Beaupré

A New Way to Appreciate the Must-See Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Most of the lower part of the park has been redeveloped so that visitors can better experience this grandiose site, adding to the via ferrata and zip line offerings in the area at the top of the falls. A new contemplative footbridge allows you to cross the river and sit there to admire the fall. On the east bank, the mineral path has been widened and raised and a garden now borders the sidewalk. From the promontory, we are very close to the waterfall and we can see its power. On the west side, you can stroll along the nature trail or put your feet in the water from a new wooden path on stilts. eco Biosphere Certified

Gourmet Tour on the Côte-de-Beaupré 
Starting this summer, the circuit will include more than fifteen agrotourism experiences. A map will be available to visitors, offering an itinerary to follow, all nestled in the heart of an outdoor environment rich in heritage attractions and taste experiences. The agricultural businesses of Côte-de-Beaupré are a reflection of the ancestral farms that nourished Québec in the past, now recognized for the diversity and quality of their products.

New Staircase to Access Jean-Larose Falls
Located opposite the Mont-Sainte-Anne facilities, the Jean-Larose waterfall is part of the heritage of the most beautiful sites of the Côte-de-Beaupré. The new staircase is a must to access the impressive waterfall and the Mestachibo trail. In the summer of 2024, the must-do canyoning activity will be possible with Canyoning-Québec.

River Shuttle Between Old Québec and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
Croisières AML offers an original way to get to Côte-de-Beaupré from the Old Port of Québec. On foot or by bike, aboard the AML Suroît, sail to the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré pier. Croisières AML river shuttles are offered one way or round trip.
 

What's new in Wendake

New Permanent Exhibition at the Huron-Wendat Museum
Opening scheduled for June 2024. The Huron-Wendat Museum is currently working on the renewal of its permanent exhibition, Wendat Endi’ (provisional title). This will highlight important figures from the Huron-Wendat Nation, bearers of their cultural wealth. Throughout a history marked by certain tragic ruptures and major upheavals, its inventiveness and capacity for adaptation have made it possible to maintain a living culture looking to the future.

Onhwa' Lumina
Produced in collaboration with the internationally renowned Québec firm Moment Factory, Onhwa' Lumina will transport visitors into a magical universe combining nature and technology with, as a backdrop, the rich history of the Huron-Wendat Nation. With a length of 1.2 km, Onhwa' Lumina will be open to the public at dusk. 

Terrace of the restaurant La Sagamité Wendake
The restaurant reopened its doors in summer 2023 and offers a cuisine with the most authentic indigenous flavors! Enjoy their magnificent terrace and admire the view of the river and the Kabir Kouba waterfall.

What’s New in Charlevoix region

Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu Celebrates its 125th Anniversary
The largest hotel in Charlevoix is ​​celebrating its 125th anniversary with several new features and surprises. These activities are
in addition to those already offered: the new Petit Golf, the Grande Tyrolienne, the via ferrata, the walking trails, bike and quad rental, Cité Mémoire Charlevoix and more. Also, it became the 1st hotel in Québec to receive the 5 Green Keys Meetings certification and the 4th to obtain the 5 Green Keys Ecological Estimation System certification by the Green Key Global organization.

The First Club Med Village in Canada 
Built from locally sourced materials, the building naturally follows the curves of the land and offers spectacular views of the mountains and the St. Lawrence River. The site will be the perfect place to enjoy an all-inclusive vacation in the mountains with outdoor activities and savour the fabulous local gastronomy of Charlevoix. 

Suites Nature Charlevoix
Located in Les Éboulements, nearby Domaine Charlevoix, this grandiose natural site promises an intimate escape in the heart of the forest with a view of the St. Lawrence River. The fully equipped, high-end homes offer several amenities 
in addition to those already offered: private spa, sauna and hammam. These first two homes mark the start of a major project which will span several years.

The Mechanical Bird
Discover the Massif de Charlevoix Mountain like you've never seen it before. Transport yourself into a sound and light immersion that defies weightlessness thanks to its major activity. This is the world's first nighttime mountainside carousel! 

Cité Mémoire Charlevoix
Discover the heritage and history of Charlevoix in a different way with this interactive tour retracing the history of this meteorite region through 5 projections along the river, on the cliffs, the ground and the buildings of Pointe-au-Pic, in addition 70 points of interest to discover in the form of augmented realities or podcasts spread over more than 2,000 km². The multimedia experience is available summer and winter via the free Cité Mémoire application, for which you just need to stroll around with headphones in your ears to hear the historical characters come to life before your eyes.

Train de Charlevoix 

  • For the first time, Train de Charlevoix will be in operation from May 24, 7 days a week until October 31 as well as Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until December 8. Train de Charlevoix will also offer a record number of packages of all kinds, ranging from accommodation to numerous activities in the region.
  • Massif de Charlevoix and Train de Charlevoix offer a panoramic brunch package on Saturdays and Sundays from June 15 to October 13, 2024. Combine taste and sensory pleasure with this package at the Camp Boule restaurant, a mountain refreshment bar. 

 

Bonus Content: More New Stuff!

  • LITTORAL : The Constellations of Île d’Orléans

L'île d'Orléans keeps secrets, natural treasures, sailors' anecdotes, embroidered houses, moving memories, joyful encounters, artistic inspirations, legends of sorcerers. The Island is the guardian of thousands of stories. The LITTORAL application offers an intimate narration, a portrait and awareness of the territory through the eyes and hearts of those who inhabit it.

  • Snack bar Chez Mag on Île d’Orléans

The renowned establishment Chez Mag has acquired a new building, including a creamery and a “mini-potato factory”. This extension makes it possible to process potatoes harvested directly on site.

  • Promenade-Fleuve

The MRC of Portneuf offers a distinctive experience of discovering the Portneuvois territory and its diverse landscapes by connecting the six village centers and marked routes along the St. Lawrence. This route aims to inform and raise awareness among walkers on various aspects (tides, preservation of sensitive environments, vulnerable species, etc.) and to interpret the landscapes and different points of interest located along the route.

  • Opening of the Holy Door and 350th anniversary of the Diocese of Québec

One of the seven holy doors in the world and the only one outside of Europe, that of the Notre-Dame basilica-cathedral of Québec, has been exceptionally open since December 8, 2023. This moment marked the start of the celebrations of the 350th anniversary of the founding of the diocese of Québec.

  • Kapoah - Sentier Notre-Dame de Québec

From May 1 to October 31, 2024, walkers and pilgrims are invited to the Kapoah adventure to discover rural and historic roads, forest paths and mountain trails. Enjoy camping experiences, shelters, hostels and monasteries. A journey of personal and spiritual deepening. 

  • Immersive experience in a dome at Grand Théâtre de Québec

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd's iconic album, the Grand Théâtre de Québec, Hubblo Immersion and La Tribu present the immersive audiovisual experience The Dark Side of the Moon in a 360-degree dome which will be specially installed on the exterior site of the Grand Théâtre de Québec.

Coming up in the Next Few Years

  • Musée de la civilisation will have an exhibition dedicated to the Titanic 

From May 15 to November 23, 2025, the public will be able to admire objects that belonged to members of the crew and the people who traveled on board (jewelry, clothing, everyday objects and archives). The museum promises an extremely touching and exclusive Canadian exhibition on the construction of the ship and the organization of life on board. Nearly 200 treasures will be presented and highlighted inside reconstructions of spaces that made up the so-called unsinkable liner. 

  • Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec will have a new exhibition space dedicated to Riopelle 

In 2025, the new space will be open to visitors and will house the largest public collection of works by Jean-Paul Riopelle in the world. The newexhibitionlocation will overlook the St. Lawrence River, a beautiful way to highlight the beauty of the works of the Québec painter and to highlight his strong connection with nature. 

  

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