Things to Do at Night in Québec City

Équipe édito
Editorial Team
Published on April 3, 2023
Capitole et fortifications le soir
André-Olivier Lyra

It’s been a busy day, but you still have energy for one last thing. So what should you do in Québec City at night? All the things! Don’t even think about staying in. Like a true night owl, you need to make the most of every minute. Read on for our amazing list of things to do at night in Québec City.

  • 1

    Indulge in a Cocktail

    A cocktail is the perfect treat when you’re on vacation! In Québec City, you’ll find fun spots for happy hour at every turn. We’ve got some great suggestions for pre-dinner drinks. Psst! Check the menu for libations made with local spirits. So good!

  • 2

    Sample a Local Brew

    At night, enjoy a hoppy brew at a hopping microbrewery. Québec City has about 30 of them to choose from! Enjoy the cozy atmosphere and relive the day’s highlights over a local pint. There’s an endless variety on tap! Pro tip: Can’t decide? Order a flight and sample several beers in one go. 

  • 3

    Go on a Pub Crawl

    There’s no shortage of lively bars and pubs within the city walls. You’ll find a bunch on Rue Saint-Jean, both inside the fortifications and in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighbourhood. Avenue Cartier also has its share of charming pubs. And of course, Grande Allée is THE place to go to experience the Québec City nightlife. In the Lower Town you’ll find a variety of clubs in Saint-Roch along Rue du Parvis and Avenue Saint-Joseph. 

  • 4

    Enjoy a Sing-Along at a Live Music Bar

    Ah, the joys of sitting around a campfire while someone strums a guitar. Forget the campfire and step inside one of Québec City’s folk bars, where you can sing along to old favourites or discover Québec classics. 

  • 5

    See the City Lights From the River

    What’s the best spot for amazing views of Québec City, all lit up? The river! In season, take an AML dinner cruise for a two-punch play that combines city lights and fine dining. At other times of year, take a round trip across the river on the ferry. The view of Château Frontenac at night is stunning! 

  • 6

    Follow the Incredible Onhwa’ Lumina Trail

    Ready to be enchanted? Head to Wendake at any time of year for a 1.2 km nighttime walk in the forest. Lanterns light the way between seven multimedia stations where light, sound, and video projections immerse you in Huron-Wendat culture. 


  • 7

    Discover the Dark Side of Québec City With a Ghost Tour

    If scary ghost stories are your thing, discover the city’s grizzly past on a guided tour with Promenades Fantômes or Ghost Tours of Québec. Listen to your ghostly host spin spinechilling tales as you wander through moonlit streets. 

  • 8

    Go to the Movies

    For the perfect end to a great day, hit up one of the city’s movie theatres and catch a new release. Arthouse movie buffs will find a more distinctive lineup at Le Clap and Cinéma Cartier. For an extra wow factor, snag a ticket to Canada’s biggest silver screen at the Galeries de la Capitale IMAX theatre

  • 9

    Have Some Wholesome Fun

    If you’re feeling playful, Québec City has plenty of options for wholesome nighttime fun. You can bounce on a trampoline at iSaute or have a shoot-out with friends at Laser Game Evolution. You can even try axe throwing at Tomahawk Québec! If indoor mini-golf is more your style, you’ll love the glow-in-the-dark course at Mini-Golf Fluo S’amuse

    For fun with a challenge, try one of the many escape games on offer in Québec City at Défi-Évasion, À Double Tour, Sauve Qui Peut, SOS Aventure, Eliviascape, Cabinet Mysteriis, and Jigsaw

  • 10

    Support a Local Sports Team

    Calling all sports fans! Québec City has two highly ranked sports teams you can cheer for. In winter, head to the Videotron Centre for an action-packed hockey match featuring Les Remparts. In summer, hear the crowds roar at a Capitales baseball game at Canac Stadium. A budget-friendly activity for the whole family in Québec City.

  • 11

    Relax at the Spa

    Exhausting day? Relax, we’ve got you covered. Several spas have evening hours and offer amenities such as hot tubs, saunas, relaxation areas, and a good massage, year round. For suggestions, see our hit list of Nordic spas

  • 12

    Attend a Show or Event

    Québec City hosts an endless stream of cultural festivities and other happenings. From the Québec Winter Carnival to the Summer Festival, the Auto Show, rock and classical music concerts, and performances by emerging artists, there’s always something going on—year round. Check the schedule of shows and events to find out what’s happening while you’re in town. 

    Jazz lovers take note: there’s live music almost every night at Bar Sainte-Angèle!

  • 13

    Play Board Games in a Pub

    Wind down for the day at a friendly pub filled with board games. Grab a few players, pick your game, and GO! It’s totally low stress—staff are there to help you learn how to play. Book your table at one of our favourites: La Revanche or Le Randolph

  • 14

    Hear Myths and Legends in a Longhouse

    Curious about Indigenous culture? Here’s something truly unique. Visit a longhouse (a house built entirely of wood and bark by the Iroquois people) and settle in by the fire as an Indigenous storyteller takes you on a cultural journey full of myths and legends. The storytelling happens every night in English and French. 

    Ready to add another night to your stay? 

Équipe édito
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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