Things to Do in Québec City for Young Adults

Équipe édito
Editorial Team
Updated on February 13, 2024
Friends taking a picture at sunset, near the St. Lawrence River in Lévis with a panorama of Old Québec in the background.

Like to be where the action is? If going out to dance and party is your idea of a good time, then Québec City is the place to be, no matter the season!

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    Have a Nice Night Out

    Go for a drink in one of the craft breweries or in a bar de chansonniers (a bar with live folk music) is a must while in Québec City. For enjoying an outdoor drink streetside or dancing the night away in a trendy club, there's nowhere like Grande Allée!

    Away from the more touristy areas, mingle with the local population and make friendly meetings in the various lively neighbourhoods

    Note that the legal age to purchase and consume alcohol in Québec is set at 18 years old. 

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    Have Fun Sliding at Village Vacances Valcartier

    Winter and summer are both great for extreme sliding at Village Vacances Valcartier, where you’ll find Everest, the highest accelerating slide in North America! In summer, Turbo 6 will shoot you into the water at over 60 km/h! And in winter the most intrepid thrill-seekers will enjoy the 4 different slides of Himalaya.

    Village Vacances Valcartier is just one of the Québec City area’s many places to enjoy sliding with friends.

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    Dance Under the Stars

    The vibrant cultural scene of Québec City offers young adults a multitude of unforgettable experiences, with the renowned Festival d'été de Québec leading the way. Every July, the city rocks to the beat of the best home-grown and international performances. 

    During the winter season, Grande Allée becomes the epicenter of New Year celebrations featuring outdoor musical performances and the iconic countdown to welcome the new year. Electronic music enthusiasts and fans of visual art are in for an exhilarating experience as Igloofest takes center stage in Québec City. Embrace the winter festivities and groove to the beats of both local and international DJs. 

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    Head to the Beach

    Baie de Beauport is the ultimate destination to instantly transport yourself to vacation mode! Do a little sunbathing on this kilometre-long sandy beach or, if you are more the active type, play soccer, volleyball, or toss a Frisbee. Canoes, kayaks, rabaskas, centreboarders, catamarans, windsurf boards and paddle boards can also be rented on-site. 

    Station de la Plage is a brand new section of Promenade Samuel-De Champlain and has everything you need to enjoy the beautiful summer days: fine sandy beach with chairs and parasols and an infinite swimming pool, giving the impression of bathing in the river. 

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    Catch a Live Game

    Québec City is renowned for its professional and university sports teams.

    Take in a game with friends. With Rouge et Or football at Université Laval, Québec Junior Major Hockey with the Québec Remparts, and Frontier League with Les Capitales, you can't go wrong!

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    Listen to Chilly Tales in the Old City

    The cobblestone streets and historic buildings of the Old City are a perfect backdrop for the dark, spooky tales of early colonial times heard during Les Promenades Fantômes and Ghost Tours of Québec

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    Embark on Thrilling Adventures

    Experience the excitement of outdoor adventures at places like Arbraska or Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, where you can actively participate in activities, including zip-lining through the treetops and conquering challenging obstacle courses.

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    Indulge in a Hearty Dose of Adrenaline

    Adrenaline junkies have a wealth of options to push their limits.  Take the wheel for outdoor karting sessions, navigate through turbulent rapids while rafting, or venture into the unique experience of ice canoeing across frozen waters. For two-wheel enthusiasts, embrace the thrill of fat biking or explore mountain trails on a mountain bike


    Planning a winter getaway with your friends? Check out the best itinerary to have an epic time in Québec City.

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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