The Latest and Greatest of Summer 2020

Mountain Biking at Le Massif de Charlevoix
Le Massif de Charlevoix, Jean-Sébastien Chartier Plante

Québec City in the summertime has all the usual attractions: the historic architecture in Old Québec, the lively patios in the neighbourhoods, the street performers, the never-ending stream of events and festivals, and great venues to visit—not to mention the incredible forests, rivers, lakes, and other natural attractions nearby that are perfect for exploring, having fun, and getting away from it all.

Here are all the new and exciting things you’ll want to include in your summer trip.


  • 1 Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition

    June 26 juin to September 12

    Immerse yourself in giant images taken from paintings by the famous Dutch artist! Over 200 works for a one-of-a-kind experience that dazzles the senses. Presented at the Québec City Convention Centre. Reservations required.


  • 2 Mountain Biking at Massif de Charlevoix

    End of June

    Massif de Charlevoix is an outdoor playground that’s open all year round. Starting early June, mountain bikers have some 20 km (approx. 12 miles) of beginner and intermediate enduro-type trails to choose from.

    With five major mountain biking parks in the region offering a total of over 300 km (approx. 185 miles) of singletrack trails, the Québec City region is fast becoming an East Coast hotspot for mountain biking.

  • 3 The All-New Ste-Foy Farmer’s Market

    Opening in May

    Modern, airy, and with tons of natural light, the new three-seasons building at the Sainte-Foy Farmer’s Market makes for a great shopping experience. Visitors to the market can pick up goodies from local growers and vendors seven days a week from May to October, just as they have for the past 40 years.

  • 4 Transat Québec / Saint-Malo

    July 2 to 12

    Visitors will have a chance to chat with the skippers and crews of the single hulls and multihulls docked at the Port of Québec in preparation for the great sailing race from Québec City to Saint-Malo, France, which gets underway on July 12.

  • 5 Special Effects Exhibition

    June 18, 2020 to April 25, 2021

    Special effects are often associated with action and science fiction movies—sometimes horror too. But they’re found in almost every movie made. Get a behind-the-scenes look at an art form that often goes unnoticed, at Musée de la civilisation.

  • 6 Turner and the Sublime Exhibition

    June 20 to September 27

    Discover one of the most important European artists of the 19th century, English painter, watercolourist, and engraver Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851), in a Canadian exclusive au MNBAQ. Turner’s groundbreaking works elevated him to the rank of master within the Romantic movement and paved the way for Impressionism.

  • 7 Yurt Village

    Stay in a forest and sleep under the stars in luxurious glamping tents at Centre Castor, a new yurt village featuring a host of activities and amenities, including golf, mountain biking, and a mountain fitness trail. The village is located near Village Vacances Valcartier, with its huge outdoor and indoor water parks with slides for all ages.

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