What to Do in Québec City in February

Québec Winter Carnival Parade
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February Events Calendar

Québec Winter Carnival

Ice Palace
Mention de source SAM

Check out the 30‑ft snow sculpture, the new 300-foot long slide, and Pixel, an immersive experience dedicated to the joy of gaming. See the giant floats and dance to the electrifying rhythms of outdoor shows. The Québec Winter Carnival also features many partner events in the region, including a Polar Bear Swim in a river at Jacques-Cartier National Park. February 7 to 16

A World-Class Hockey Tournament

Tournoi international de hockey Pee-Wee
Mention de source Tournoi international de hockey Pee-Wee

Québec City gets a big case of hockey fever when thousands of young players from all over the world descend upon the city for the International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. February 12 to 23


Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism

Frida Kahlo
Mention de source La collection Jacques et Natasha Gelman d'art mexicain du 20e siècle et la Vergel Foundation

Presented at Québec City’s breathtaking fine arts museum, MNBAQ, this exhibition takes works by the famous duo and sets them alongside those of other modern Mexican artists as well as photographs that contextualize the paintings, helping viewers get a feel for the era. February 13 to May 18, 2020

The Red Bull Ice Cross World Championship 

Patineurs du Red Bull Ice CRoss
Mention de source Andreas Schaad/Red Bull Content Pool

Come watch skaters go down slopes measuring up to 700 metres at around 80 km/h and face various difficult obstacles (raised bumps, steep slopes and tight turns). A unique event at Massif de Charlevoix. February 20 to 22

The World’s Biggest Multisport Winter Event

Mention de source Mathieu Jadau

The Pentathlon des neiges has become a winter tradition that attracts thousands of people to the Plains of Abraham each year. Locals and visitors form teams to tackle the various disciplines that make up the event, which is open to families, businesses, schools, and even seniors. Some athletes even complete the entire winter pentathlon by themselves. So impressive! February 22 to March 1

7 Days of Poutine

Mention de source D. Lafond

Dozens of restaurants bring on the gravy train for Québec City’s Poutine Week. Try some new takes on an old classic and vote for your favourite. February 1 to 7

Suggestions of the Month

Lovers Weekend

Mention de source Francis Gagnon

With romantic scenery, exquisite food, and charming hotels, Québec City has all the ingredients for a perfect romantic getaway. Here are some ideas for a weekend that’s sure to heat up your winter!

Nordic Spas

Spa nordique
Mention de source Francis Gagnon

Experience winter in a hot tub under an open sky! Nordic spas are the perfect way to end a day spent in the great outdoors or simply to enjoy some deep relaxation.

Cross-Country Skiing

Ski de fond sur les plaines
Mention de source Francis Gagnon

Did you know that the Québec City area has the highest concentration of cross-country ski areas in the whole province? Head out on your skis in the heart of the city, at a national training site, or at any one of the many sites that takes you across spectacular terrain.

Fatbike 101

Fatbike à Québec
Mention de source Francis Gagnon

The fatbiking craze isn’t new to Québec City. That’s why you’ll find some of the world’s most popular fatbiking trails right here. No joke! If you’ve been thinking about trying this crazy big-wheeled sport, here are 3 reasons to get pedaling.

Québécois Comfort Food to Enjoy

La Grolla
Mention de source Clovis Jacob et Thierry Pellerin

The cold and the snow can be a great reason to stay indoors. Treat yourself to delicious comfort foods at some of the city’s best restaurants.

Also use the events calendar and our winter activity suggestions for more inspiration.

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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