Things to Do at Night in Québec City
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.
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!
- La Souche Microbrasserie
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.
- Jeff Frenette Photography
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.
- La Piazz
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.
- Pascal Duchesne
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!
- Onhwa' Lumina, No Man’s Land Photographie
- Onhwa' Lumina - Moment Factory
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.
- Promenades Fantômes
Discover the Dark Side of Québec City With a Ghost Tour
- Cinéma Le Clap
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.
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.
- Stade Canac, Sébastien Dion
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.
- Le Nordique Spa Stoneham
- SKYSPA QC
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.
- Festival d'été de Québec, André-Olivier Lyra
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!
- Audet Photo
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?