5 Activities Not to Be Missed During the Canada Day Weekend

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Editorial Team
Updated on May 30, 2024
Dufferin Terrace
Guy Lessard

The beginning of July is always exciting in Québec City. Canada Day on July 1st offers a plethora of enjoyable activities. Here are our top recommendations for the summer long weekend.

  • 1

    Celebrate Canada Day

    Join the people who’ll be celebrating Canada’s national holiday in Québec City on July 1. Kickstart your day with an official ceremony on Dufferin Terrace, with a raising of the Canadian flag and free cake.

    In the afternoon, families are invited to the Plains of Abraham, where there’ll be tons of fun for kids. Night-time is music time, at the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand. The day will conclude with an immersive laser show.

    Additionally, to mark the commemorative day of Canadian Confederation, admission to the Plains of Abraham Museum is free on July 1st. It's the perfect opportunity to explore one of the museum's exhibitions.

  • 2

    Discover the First Nations Heritage

    Take part in the Wendake International Pow Wow and let yourself be carried away by the rhythmic performances of dancers and drummers from different First Nations from here and elsewhere.

    While in Wendake, visit the new exhibitions at the Huron-Wendat Museum and experience Onhwa’ Lumina, a nighttime forest journey following ancestral rhythms and chants of the the Huron-Wendat.

  • 3

    Explore the Transat Québec St-Malo

    2024 marks the return of the Transat Québec St-Malo, this legendary race which brings together dozens of the fastest sailboats in the world, as well as hundreds of teammates from all over the world. The Transat will offer a festive program in the Old Port, ending with the spectacular start of the course on June 30th.

  • 4

    Catch a Baseball Game and Fireworks

    Baseball fans won't want to miss the lively atmosphere during the three home games of the Québec Capitales against the New York Boulders. Psst! The game on Friday, June 28th will be followed by fireworks.

  • 5

    Visit Île d'Orléans through the Arts Trail

    During the Arts Trail of Île d’Orléans, artists and artisans open their doors to the public, offering a direct immersion into their creative universe. The program offers interactive activities where visitors can experience new techniques, attend demonstrations, and share unique moments with the artists who enrich the artistic heritage of the island.

More Events During the Canada Day Weekend

  • Rembrandt - L'art de la gravure

    Rembrandt - Etchings from the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

  • Transat Québec St-Malo

    Transat Québec St-Malo

  • Gladiateurs : Héros du Colisée


  • Pow-Wow international de Wendake

    Wendake International Pow Wow

  • Affiche de paperholic

    Paperholic : Obsession Papier

  • Exposition Lutte. Le Québec dans l'arène

    Wrestling. Quebec in the Ring

  • Spectacles en plein air au kiosque Edwin-Bélanger

    Outdoor shows at the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand

  • Pink Floyd : The Dark Side of the Moon

    Pink Floyd : The Dark Side of the Moon Immersive Experience


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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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