What to Do in Québec City in July

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Jeff Frenette

The majority of businesses are reopened and ready to welcome you. They strictly comply with health regulations to allow you to fully enjoy your holidays safely. Residents and visitors can finally have fun and be entertained, and there is no shortage of ideas! Here are our suggestions for activities and events to put on your calendar.

Boat Tours

Going on a boat excursion is a must during a summer vacation. In addition, the panorama of Québec City from the St. Lawrence River is breathtaking! Guided cruises, dinner cruises, sunset kayak trips, tours of Île d'Orléans by inflatable boat... the choice is yours!

Amazing exhibitions

Art, history and culture lovers now have access to the museums. Several measures have been put in place for everyone's health and safety, such as online ticketing and the reservation of time slots.

  • The spectacular immersive exhibition Imagine Van Gogh settles in Québec City from July 18 to September 13.
  • Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec: the popular exhibition devoted to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is extended until September 7.
  • Musée de la civilisation: the new exhibition Fishing stories explores local fishing tales.

Spectacular Hikes

The Québec City area has a geographical landscape to rival its culture. There’s just so much nature and so many stunning landscapes! The trails will take you to cliffs overlooking the St. Lawrence River, through glacial valleys, and into the heart of the boreal forest. Discover the best places for short or long hikes.

6 Mouth-Watering Pit Stops on Île d’Orléans

The Greater Québec City area has a storied culinary history—and Île d’Orléans is right at the centre of it! Take a gourmet tour of the island to discover breathtaking landscapes and meet big-hearted locals. You’ll enjoy local wines, fresh homemade bread, and so much more as you nibble, sip, and sample your way around the island.

Suggestions of the Month:
  • Bus Rouge
    Sightseeing Tours and Excursions

    Sightseeing tours by bus, on foot or by boat, food tours… Discover the many ways to explore Old Québec, the city’s top attractions and its nearby countryside.

  • The Jacques-Cartier River, deep in the valley, in Jacques-Cartier National Park.
    Québec City’s Greatest Parks

    Find the parks with the most stunning scenery, the natural sites that will leave you speechless, and the best places for a host of outdoor activities.

  • A woman slides down the Turbo 6 water slide at Village Vacances Valcartier, in summer.
    Waterpark and Pools

    When the weather gets hot, it's time to hit the pools, beaches and spray parks ! Find out about the best spots to cool off in summer.

  • Couple picnicking near the Pierre-Dugua-De Mons terrace while admiring the Château Frontenac and the St. Lawrence River.
    Guide to Québec City’s Perfect Picnic Spots

    Check out our favourite outdoor sites to sample the food from nearby restaurants and groceries.

  • Mountain biking at Mont-Sainte-Anne
    Mountain Biking in Québec City

    The Ultimate Guide to Mountain Biking in Québec City. Tips and advice for the best experience!

  • Cour arriere du Festibiere
    9 Best Terrace Restaurants

    Discover Québec City’s most beautiful terraces worthy of unforgettable memories.

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

    Tips on where to find the prettiest paddling rivers, the best spots for a canoe camping expedition, or the most spectacular sea kayaking routes.

  • Two little girls pick apples in an orchard on Ile d'Orléans.
    Pick-Your-Own Farms

    Apple and berry picking are popular activities during harvest time. Learn more about fruit picking in the Québec City area, including when to go.

Couple picnic near the Pierre-Dugas-De Mons terrace, in front of a panorama of Old Québec and the St. Lawrence River.
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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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