What to Do in Québec City in June
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.
Take in Blockbuster Exhibitions
Edward Hopper, Hotel by a Railroad, ca. 1952. Oil on canvas, 79.4 × 101.9 cm. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966 (66.2507)
The immersive exhibition Imagine Monet is on display in the Old Port while Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec hosts America. Between Dreams and Realities, a vast artistic and social panorama of American art.
Over at Musée de la civilisation, the fascinating Pompeii exhibition continues all summer.
The exhibitions are sure to be a big draw, so book your tickets in advance online!
Celebrate the Return of Festivals and Major Events
The month of June kicks off the festival season. Don't miss these events :
- Carrefour international de théâtre and its outdoor experience Holoscenes. Look for the unique walk-through theater Où tu vas quand tu dors en marchant...?
- Mosaïcultures presented for the first time in Québec City with six millions of plants.
- Kwe! Meet with Indigenous Peoples to discover the cultural richness of the First Nations and Inuits in Québec.
- June 23 will mark the return of the traditional show on the Plains of Abraham for National Day.
Pamper Yourself at a Nordic Spa or Wellness Centre
It’s the perfect time to indulge in a revitalizing experience at a wellness center or Nordic spa. From massages to wraps to skin care treatments, you’ll find everything you need for an uplifting experience.
Eat at a Snack Shack
Casse-croute chez Mag
Usine à frite
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
Le Massif de Charlevoix. Jean-Sébastien Chartier Plante
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 are the perfect place to get sendy.
For the first time, the Massif de Charlevoix will be in operation 7 days a week (starting June 18) and will offer nearly twenty kilometres of new trails by the end of summer 2022.