What to Do in Québec City

  • Sailboats at Bassin Louise, in the Old Port of Québec, with a view of the illuminated Old Québec.
    Must-See Attractions: Top 10 Things to Do Read
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Couple picnicking near the Pierre-Dugua-De Mons terrace while admiring the Château Frontenac and the St. Lawrence River.
5 Days in Summer

If you’re in town for 5 days and wondering what to do during your stay, here’s an itinerary that will give you the full Québec City experience.

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A couple hikes on the Scotora Trail in Jacques-Cartier National Park.
3 Summer Days Outdoors

A 3-day itinerary in summer to discover the best outdoor activities to do in breathtaking landscapes near Québec City.

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Seasons

Topics

  • A Native American dancer performs a traditional dance inside the longhouse in Wendake, near Québec City.
    Best Indigenous Experiences Read
    A young girl looks through a display case in an exhibition at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.
    Québec City’s Must-See Museums and Interpretation Centres Read
  • The zip line at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency with the waterfall in the background.
    Spectacular Via Ferrata and Zipline Adventures Read
    Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site
    Have Fun as a Family Exploring Québec City’s Past Read
  • Arbraska Duchesnay
    Thrilling Treetop Adventures Read
  • Vallée Bras-du-Nord
    Hit the River for an Exciting Break from your Everyday Routine Read
Activities to Explore

  • A Native American dancer performs a traditional dance inside the longhouse in Wendake.
    Aboriginal Tourism
  • Méga Parc des Galeries de la Capitale
    Amusement Parks
  • A mother and her son observe the fish in the Grand Ocean tunnel at the Aquarium du Québec.
    Aquarium, Wildlife Parks and Farms
  • Two little girls pick apples in an orchard on Ile d'Orléans.
    Pick-Your-Own
  • Backcountry skiing
    Backcountry skiing
  • A woman slides down the Turbo 6 water slide at Village Vacances Valcartier, in summer.
    Swimming
  • Maple taffy served to a couple at the sugar shack
    Sugar Shacks
  • Canoeing, Kayaking and Paddleboarding
    Canoeing, Kayaking and Paddleboarding
  • Au Chalet en Bois Rond - Rowboat fishing
    Fishing and Hunting
  • Climbing and canyoning
    Climbing and canyoning
  • BLI Québec | École de français - classroom lessons
    Language Courses
  • Couple cross-country skiing at Mont-Sainte-Anne.
    Cross-Country Skiing
  • Two people are dog sledding on a snowy trail.
    Dogsledding
  • Ski Massif de charlevoix
    Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Bus Rouge
    Excursions and Guided Tours
  • Three people in fatbike are enjoying a sunny winter day in Jacques-Cartier National Park.
    Fat Biking
  • Dégustation de produits locaux lors d'une visites gourmandes
    Food Tours
  • Couple in love walking on the Plains of Abraham, towards the Martello Tower 1, in summer.
    Gardens and Nature Walk
  • Village Vacances Valcartier
    Sliding
  • Golfing
    Golfing
  • Arbraska Duchesnay
    Treetop Adventures
  • A couple hikes in the forest on the La Jean Larose trail in Mont-Sainte-Anne.
    Hiking
  • Tulipes devant la porte Saint-Louis
    Historical Sites
  • Ice fishing
    Ice Fishing
  • Two women enter a store on rue du Petit-Champlain for some shopping.
    Places to Shop
  • Grand Marché de Québec
    Public Markets
  • Outdoor tasting of several different beers in a microbrewery.
    Microbreweries
  • Snowmobilers riding in a field
    Snowmobiling
  • Mountain biking at Empire 47
    Mountain Biking
  • A young girl looks through a display case in an exhibition at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.
    Museums and Interpretation Centres
  • Live music in Québec City
    Nightlife
  • Strom Spa Québec
    Nordic Spas
  • Moose Watching at Forêt Montmorency
    Wildlife and Bird Watching
  • Landscape of the Jacques-Cartier Valley with a distant canoe in the river, in Jacques-Cartier National Park.
    Parks and Recreation Facilities
  • A couple skates on an icy skating trail in the forest.
    Skating
  • Rafting
    Rafting
  • Showshoeing in Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix
    Snowshoeing
  • Front and exterior steps of the Sanctuary of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré on a sunny summer day.
    Religious Sites
  • A cyclist rides on a bike path in the Old Port of Québec with the Château Frontenac in the background.
    Road Biking
  • Nordic Spas
    Spas and Health Centres
  • J.A Moisan Grocery Store
    Specialities and Delicatessens
  • The zip line at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency with the waterfall in the background.
    Via ferrata and Zipline
  • Customers participate in a wine tasting at a vineyard boutique on the Ile d'Orléans.
    Wineries and Local Liquor Producers
Upcoming Events

Dates

  • Exposition Effets spéciaux au Musée de la civilisation
    Special Effects Read
  • Turner et le sublime
    Turner and the sublime Read
  • Broue. L'homme des tavernes.
    Brew. Of Taverns and Men Read
  • Exposition Histoire de pêche au Musée de la civilisation de Québec
    Fishing stories Read
  • Salvatore Adamo
    Salvatore Adamo Read
  • Alain Choquette au Capitole
    Alain Choquette au Capitole Read
Official Tourist Guide
Tons of tips

Our editorial team recommends its official tourist guide to help you discover the destination and plan your stay.

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The Best of Québec City
Living History Discover More
Couple picnicking near the Pierre-Dugua-De Mons terrace while admiring the Château Frontenac and the St. Lawrence River.
Vibrant Culture Discover More
A mother and two children participate in an interactive exhibition at the Musée de la civilisation.
Outdoors Nearby Discover More
Two young women in a canoe in the Jacques-Cartier Valley, in the Jacques-Cartier National Park.
Family Activities Discover More
A mother and her son observe the fish in the Grand Ocean tunnel at the Aquarium du Québec.