5 Ways to Experience a Unique Culture in North America

Équipe édito
Editorial Team
Updated on August 3, 2023
Bonhomme Carnaval poses proudly on the snow-covered Dufferin terrace, in front of the Château Frontenac.
Francis Gagnon

Let your senses guide you as you explore our parks, public markets, exhibits, exclusive events and first-class restaurants. Let yourself be carried away by a festive atmosphere and a culture known the world over for its unique vibe, innovative spirit, and daring cultural initiatives.

Here are 5 cultural experiences that are not to be missed:

  • 1

    Dive into the French Canadian Culture

    A cultural and geographic crossroads, Québec City is like a bridge between Europe and the Americas and is a steadfast guardian of the French language in the New World. 

    The city offers a host of attractions and events that promote its francophone roots and is a destination of choice for learning French as a second language.

  • 2

    Taste Creative Local Cuisine

    One of the best reasons to visit the city is its incredible food scene. Québec City is blessed with an abundance of passionate chefs who are continuously raising the culinary bar, skilfully reinventing classics and developing new trends that showcase Québec’s fantastic local agriculture

    Enjoy Québec City's world-class restaurants, treat your taste buds to French cuisine, visit the microbreweries, and be sure to try a poutine, the craziest meal in Québec!

  • 3

    Discover a Rich Heritage in Avant-Garde Museums

    Throughout the region and particularly in Old Québec, museums and interpretation centres have a storied history just waiting to be discovered.

    Québec’s national gallery, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, displays the cream of the province’s art collection and has a gorgeous new pavilion that is considered an architectural masterpiece. And Musée de la civilisation has interactive exhibits the whole family will love. 

  • 4

    Feel the Beat of our Events and Festivals

    The city hosts an astounding variety of world‑class festivals and cultural events. From the beginning of the summer season, street entertainers enliven the streets of Old Québec. Every year, the Festival d'été de Québec welcomes some of the biggest names in music. Où tu vas quand tu dors en marchant combines music, theatre, and the visual arts in a multi‑site performance event that’s one of Québec City’s best‑kept secrets. The Québec Winter Carnival has been a magical part of winter since 1955.

    No matter the time of year, there’s always something going on. Take a look at our calendar of events to make the most of your stay.

  • 5

    Shop in European-Style Boutiques

    Put on your walking shoes—the Québec City Area has over 1,000 boutiques for a shopping experience like no other!

    Soak up the European atmosphere as you explore the shopping streets and neighbourhoods or stretch your legs at one of the great shopping malls.

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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