Outdoors Nearby

  • Montmorency Falls
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Editor's Picks
The Jacques-Cartier River, deep in the valley, in Jacques-Cartier National Park.
Québec City’s Greatest Parks

Find the parks with the most stunning scenery, the natural sites that will leave you speechless, and the best places for a host of outdoor activities.

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A couple hikes on the Scotora Trail in Jacques-Cartier National Park.
3 Summer Days Outdoors

A 3-day itinerary in summer to discover the best outdoor activities to do in breathtaking landscapes near Québec City.

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  • Climbing and canyoning
    The Best Spots to Go Climbing and Canyoning Read
    The zip line at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency with the waterfall in the background.
    Spectacular Via Ferrata and Zipline Adventures Read
  • Rafting
    The Guide to Whitewater Rafting Read
  • Jacques Cartier
    The Québec City Area’s Biggest Playground Read
    Mountain Biking alonf a river at Vallee Bras-du-Nord
    The Best Places for Mountain Biking Read
Activities to Explore

  • Backcountry skiing
    Backcountry skiing
  • Canoeing, Kayaking and Paddleboarding
    Canoeing, Kayaking and Paddleboarding
  • Au Chalet en Bois Rond - Rowboat fishing
    Fishing and Hunting
  • Climbing and canyoning
    Climbing and canyoning
  • Couple cross-country skiing at Mont-Sainte-Anne.
    Cross-Country Skiing
  • Two people are dog sledding on a snowy trail.
    Dogsledding
  • Ski Massif de charlevoix
    Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Three people in fatbike are enjoying a sunny winter day in Jacques-Cartier National Park.
    Fat Biking
  • Arbraska Duchesnay
    Treetop Adventures
  • A couple hikes in the forest on the La Jean Larose trail in Mont-Sainte-Anne.
    Hiking
  • Ice fishing
    Ice Fishing
  • Snowmobilers riding in a field
    Snowmobiling
  • Mountain biking at Empire 47
    Mountain Biking
  • Moose Watching at Forêt Montmorency
    Wildlife and Bird Watching
  • Landscape of the Jacques-Cartier Valley with a distant canoe in the river, in Jacques-Cartier National Park.
    Parks and Recreation Facilities
  • Rafting
    Rafting
  • Showshoeing in Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix
    Snowshoeing
  • A cyclist rides on a bike path in the Old Port of Québec with the Château Frontenac in the background.
    Road Biking
  • The zip line at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency with the waterfall in the background.
    Via ferrata and Zipline
Watch the Majestic Nature

Canyon Sainte-Anne
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Discover the beautiful nature of the city center and the many green spaces surrounding Québec City.

Official Tourist Guide
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Mixologist Patrice Plante prepares a cocktail at Bistro l'Atelier on Grande Allée.
Vibrant Culture Discover More
A mother and two children participate in an interactive exhibition at the Musée de la civilisation.
Living History Discover More
Couple picnicking near the Pierre-Dugua-De Mons terrace while admiring the Château Frontenac and the St. Lawrence River.
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A mother and her son observe the fish in the Grand Ocean tunnel at the Aquarium du Québec.