5 Activities not to be Missed During the Canada Day Weekend

Dufferin Terrace
Guy Lessard

The month of July always gets off to a great start in Québec City. July 1 is Canada Day and you’ll find fun things to see and do. Here are our top picks for the summer long weekend:

  • 1 Canada Day

    Join the people who’ll be celebrating Canada’s national holiday in Québec City on July 1. Kickstart your day with a morning workout session. If you prefer restful contemplation, a special Canada Day Mass will be held at Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral. This will be followed by an official ceremony on Dufferin Terrace, with a raising of the Canadian flag and free cake from Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.

    In the afternoon, families are invited to the Plains of Abraham, where there’ll be tons of fun for kids, like facepainting, inflatable games, a treasure hunt, and a kid’s show. Night-time is music time, at the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand, followed by a closing fireworks celebration starting at 10 p.m.

  • 2 Free Admission at Parks Canada

    Love history? Visit Artillery Park, the Fortifications of Québec, as well as the Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux—all national historic sites.

  • 3 A Unique Exhibition in the Heart of Old Québec

    Take a walk through the Old City and Saint-Roch neighbourhood to find Unusual Passages, a public art walk made up of nine lighthearted, intriguing installations. Be sure to bring your camera—it’s a great photo op in a unique setting.

  • 4 Baseball and Fireworks

    Baseball fans will not want to miss the festive atmosphere during the Les Capitales de Québec game against Shikoku Island on Friday, June 28, which will be followed by fireworks.

  • 5 L'héritage des Premières Nations

    Du 28 au 30 juin, participez au Pow Wow international de Wendake et laissez-vous emporter par les performances rythmées des danseurs et des joueurs de tambour provenant de différentes Premières Nations d’ici et d’ailleurs.


Québec cité
Editorial Team

As proud ambassadors of our beloved city, we’re delighted to be sharing the things and places we love most in the Québec City area.

What a joy for us to help you discover everything this vibrant and welcoming city has to offer!

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