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.
Celebrate the Season of Festivals and Major Events
- Audet Photo
- Stéphane Bourgeois
The month of June kicks off the festival season. Don't miss these events :
- Look for the unique walk-through theater Où tu vas quand tu dors en marchant...?
- Discover the cultural richness of the First Nations and Inuits in Québec at the Kwe! Meet with Indigenous Peoples event.
- The traditional show on the Plains of Abraham for National Day on June 23th.
- Jazz lovers will be delighted to attend nearly 80 shows and performances during Festival Québec Jazz in June.
Take in Amazing Exhibitions
- Sanctuary of the Unseen Forest. Marshmallow Laser Feast & Andres Roberts, 2022. Gracieuseté de MLF et Sandra Ciampone.
- © Museum Associates/LACMA
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec hosts Alexander McQueen, Art Meets Fashion, an exhibition devoted to this renowned British designer, while the greatest Impressionist masterpieces are in the spotlight in the 3D experience Lasting Impressions.
Over at Musée de la civilisation, there’s a challenging exhibition about climate issues and solutions.
The exhibitions are sure to be a big draw, so book your tickets in advance online!
Celebrate Summer on the Most Beautiful Terraces
- Simon Ferland-Groupe La Tanière
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
- 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 and Massif de Charlevoix are the perfect place to get sendy.