There’s always a good reason to come to Québec City!
Québec City in the summertime has all the usual attractions: the historic architecture in Old Québec, the lively patios in the neighbourhoods, the street performers, the never-ending stream of events and festivals, and great venues to visit—not to mention the incredible forests, rivers, lakes, and other natural attractions nearby that are perfect for exploring, having fun, and getting away from it all.
Here are all the new and exciting things you’ll want to include in your summer trip.
Québec City's Grand Marché (public market) will have permanent and seasonal stands featuring a cornucopia of unique northern specialties. The bustling market, mere steps from the Videotron Centre arena and its massive public square, will be open year round.
The Eldorado is a tower of a height comparable to a 10-storey building that serves as a starting point for two new simulated free fall waterslides. Four additional slides will be added to this complex over the next few years.
Through this major project, the National Assembly is building a new visitor centre including a theme-based exhibit on Québec's history and democracy, a multi-purpose reception room for groups, and an agora. Guided tours are free and last 45 minutes.
Located at Place D'Youville, The Diamant is a new venue for different art forms offering a rich and contemporary programming. The company Ex Machina, directed by the artist Robert Lepage, will be the main resident. The inaugural activities are planned for Labour Day weekend.
The outdoor free circus show is back this summer but moves to place Jean-Béliveau, next to the Videotron Centre and to the Grand Marché (Farmers' Market). Tuesdays to Sundays.
Mont-Sainte-Anne hosts more than 700 elite athletes who are riding for their country during this 14-day event. This is the first time in the history of the sport that this prestigious event has been awarded 3 times to the same mountain and the same organizers.
Feast your eyes on nearly 200 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by Catalan internationally-renowned artist Joan Miró, presented at MNBAQ in a North American exclusive. The works pay tribute to the artist’s mature period (1956 to 1981); during this time, he had settled in Mallorca and pursued his work with a great sense of freedom.
The Méga Parc at Galeries de la Capitale has a new look with 18 attractions in a surrealist environment reminiscent of the industrial revolution. New features include the only spokeless Ferris wheel in North America, a 17-metre drop tower, and the longest indoor skating track in Canada.
Explore Québec City’s rich heritage and relive historical events as if you were there with Immersion Québec.
Musée de la civilisation has 2 major exhibitions on that deal with science and the natural world:
Delve into the mysteries surrounding poisons, including those found in nature, and the ways they’re used by man.
The story of humanity told through some 200 objects with remarkable scientific significance.