What to Do in Québec City

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The Best of Québec City

Vibrant Culture Discover More
A mother and two children participate in an interactive exhibition at the Musée de la civilisation.
Living History Discover More
Couple picnicking near the Pierre-Dugua-De Mons terrace while admiring the Château Frontenac and the St. Lawrence River.
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.
Local Food Discover More
Mixologist Patrice Plante prepares a cocktail at Bistro l'Atelier on Grande Allée.

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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

Discover Québec City’s must-see activities and attractions. You’ll be amazed by all the things you can do in the Québec City Area.

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What to Do in Québec City in October

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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

  • Two young women canoe in the river at the bottom of the valley, in Jacques-Cartier National Park.

    Canoeing, Kayaking and Paddleboarding

  • Au Chalet en Bois Rond - Rowboat fishing

    Fishing and Hunting

  • Canyoning-Québec - Chute Jean-Larose

    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

  • Golf Le Grand Vallon - Golfers on the green

    Golfing

  • Arbraska Duchesnay

    Treetop Adventures

  • A couple hikes in the forest on the La Jean Larose trail in Mont-Sainte-Anne.

    Hiking

  • Point of interest

    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

  • Nordic Spas

    Nordic Spas

  • Moose Watching at Forêt Montmorency

    Wildlife and Bird Watching

  • View of the waterfall and the stairs at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.

    Parks and Recreation Facilities

  • A couple skates on an ice skating trail in the forest

    Skating

  • Nouvelle Vague Expeditions inc. - descent of La Traditionnelle on the Jacques-Cartier

    Rafting

  • Showshoeing in Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix

    Snowshoeing

  • The interior of the Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.

    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

  • Mosaicultures
    Mosaïcultures Québec 2022
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  • Wooden kiosks at the German Christmas Market

    German Christmas Market

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  • Famille lors de l'événement Kaleidoscope
    Kaléidoscopes
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  • Bonhomme Carnaval is photographed on the exterior bridge of the Québec-Lévis Ferry, in winter.
    Québec Winter Carnival
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  • Tournoi International de Hockey Pee-Wee

    Québec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament

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  • Équipe féminine au Pentathlon des neiges
    Pentathlon des neiges
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  • Salon du livre de Québec

    Salon international du livre de Québec

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  • Pow-Wow international de Wendake

    Wendake International Pow Wow

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Topics

  • 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
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    A Native American dancer performs a traditional dance inside the longhouse in Wendake, near Québec City.
    Best Indigenous Experiences
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  • The zip line at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency with the waterfall in the background.
    Spectacular Via Ferrata and Zipline Adventures
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  • Vallée Bras-du-Nord

    Hit the River for an Exciting Break from your Everyday Routine

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    Two young women canoe in the river at the bottom of the valley, in Jacques-Cartier National Park.
    Kayaking, Canoeing and Stand-up Paddleboarding
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  • Arbraska Duchesnay

    Thrilling Treetop Adventures

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