St. Patrick’s Day in Québec City
With its rich Irish heritage and many festivities, Québec City is the perfect place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
The Perfect Place to Party
In Québec City, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated all weekend long! The Saint-Patrick, Nelligan's, Murphy's, Claddagh, and Galway pubs welcome revellers with special food and drink, entertainment, and Irish or traditional music.
The Irish in Québec City
When the Great Famine hit Ireland in the 1840s, it forced thousands of Irish families to immigrate to Canada. After a difficult crossing, Irish immigrants were sent through the Grosse Île Quarantine Station, where over 5,000 of them died of typhus or cholera. The survivors then came ashore in Québec City. Some settled down in the region, while others moved on to other parts of Québec and, eventually, North America. In Québec City, St. Patrick’s Day is welcomed as a chance to honour that Irish history.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!