Enjoying the May Long Weekend

Plains of Abraham Spring
Plains of Abraham / Guy Lessard

Whether you call it Victoria Day, National Patriots’ Day, or simply the May Long Weekend, we’ve got a few ideas for making the most of Québec City on a fine stat holiday. Spring is in full swing, the city is gorgeous, and there are fun things to do, left, right, and centre. 

Explore Old Québec

Fontaine de Tourny
Mention de source Guy Lessard

Stroll through the streets of Old Québec to soak up the city’s unique architecture and alleyways and pop into a few shops. Celebrating the sun by pulling up a chair at a local terrasse is a must! And why not spoil yourself with your first ice cream of the season?

Guided walking tours and theme tours are great ways to learn more about the city, its history, and its residents. Discovering the city and its cycle paths by bike is also a nice option with the return of good weather.

A Day at the Museums

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Mention de source Jeff Frenette Photography

Musée national des beaux arts du Québec will be open on Monday, May 20 for the statutory holiday. If history is your thing, visit the Plains of Abraham Museum to experience Battles 1759–1760, an immersive exhibit that puts you at the heart of the Québec City siege and Plains of Abraham battles of 1759 and 1760. 

On May 18 and 19, Citadelle de Québec will be presenting Soldier’s School in New France, a historic recreation of an 18th century military camp that’s fun for the whole family! Explore the world of natural sciences by visiting the world-class exhibition presented at Musée de la civilisation: Venenum, a poisonous world.

Take in the St. Lawrence River

Excursion à la Chute Montmorency en bateau
Mention de source Marc Loiselle

Sail on the river and enjoy the incomparable view of Château Frontenac, Montmorency Falls, Île d'Orléans and Côte-de-Beaupré. Several water excursions are available to you, on different types of boats. A one-of-a-kind experience full of first-class photo ops!

A Little Action

Baseball fans will not want to miss the first home game of the Québec Capitales.

The spectacular monster trucks are back at the Videotron Centre for an event filled with adrenaline on May 18th.

More Inspiration

You can also take inspiration from our 3 day itinerary to plan your weekend. And if the weather is not good, there is always something fun to do, even on a rainy day.


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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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