What to Do in Québec City in June

Équipe édito
Editorial Team
Published on May 3, 2023
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The restaurant terraces are open, spectacular exhibitions are launched and most tourism businesses have kicked off their summer operations... Québec City is saying hello to summer! Here are our suggestions of activities and events to put on your agenda in June.

Celebrate the Season of Festivals and Major Events

The month of June kicks off the festival season. Don't miss these events:

Explore Old Québec's Hidden Treasures

Old Québec has several stories to share through its heritage treasures. By entering the historical attractions, you will find out why the destination is so unique in America. Here are some of the historial gems in Old Québec to discover.

Take in Amazing Exhibitions

Starting from June 22nd, it will be possible to admire the iconic engravings of the famous Rembrandt at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

Over at Musée de la civilisation, there's a unique immersion into the daily lives of gladiators and a dive into the world of wrestling through an exhibition developed in collaboration with the creative company Ex Machina and its renowned artistic director, Robert Lepage.

The exhibitions are sure to be a big draw, so book your tickets in advance online!

Experience the Huron-Wendat Culture

Just a few minutes from downtown Québec City, the various attractions and local cuisine of Wendake will immerse you in the spirit of this people. And why not enhance this experience by staying at the Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations, whose architecture is inspired by the tipi and longhouse? With its numerous events and new offerings not to be missed, June is an excellent opportunity to explore this culture:

  • The Kwe! Meeting Indigenous Peoples event showcases Indigenous Nations and returns in its format presented at Place Jean-Béliveau in Québec City.
  • The KWE! Show offers a full day of free festivities at the Agora du Port de Québec to commemorate National Indigenous Peoples Day.
  • The Huron-Wendat Museum presents a brand new permanent exhibition featuring important figures of the Huron-Wendat Nation.
  • The Wendake International Pow Wow offers an exceptional experience where First Nations dancers from here and beyond compete to dazzle the audience. 
  • The immersive journey Onhwa' Lumina is an excellent way to end a day of discovery. This 1.2 km forest trail unfolds to the rhythms and ancestral chants in a journey that takes us to the stars.

Celebrate Summer on the Most Beautiful Terraces

With its historic architecture and the majestic St. Lawrence River, Québec City offers many restaurant terrace restaurants for dining or having a drink in a breathtaking setting. 

Eat at a Snack Shack

Snack shacks are a venerable French Canadian tradition, and the Québec City area is no exception. Some stick to down-home staples like fries and poutine, while others, like Chez Mag on Île d’Orléans, are all about reinventing old favourites.

Go for a Ride on Eastern Canada’s Biggest Mountain Biking Trail Network

MTBers will find plenty of places to test their skills—and their pedal power—less than an hour outside Québec City. Vallée Bras-du-Nord, Mont-Sainte-Anne, and Empire 47 all have great trails for all levels of rider, including beginners looking to try the sport, while the enduro trails at Sentiers du Moulin and Massif de Charlevoix are the perfect place to get sendy.

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Équipe édito
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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