Can't keep still? Looking for adventure every chance you get? Recreation and excitement all beckon just kilometres from town. The four seasons offer a wide variety of different sports. Have fun in our sensational outdoor playground!

Rappeling on ice | Credit:  Canyoning-Québec
Credit: Canyoning-Québec

Get Your Blood Pumping

Nothing you can't handle? Only 30 minutes from town, you can test your mettle in magnificent natural surroundings. In summer, tackle the Jacques-Cartier River, renowned for its whitewater rafting.

Looking for more? All year round, at Mont-Sainte-Anne, experience the excitement of canyoning as you descend magnificent waterfalls at the end of a rope. At the summit, another sensation awaits you as you take off into the skies in a paraglider, high above the Beaupré shoreline. Live it up!

In winter, if you're up for it, try ice climbing on the frozen cliffs (this activity does not take place in the Wunter 2019-2020) of Parc de la Chute-Montmorency (waterfall) .

Vallée Bras-du-Nord | Credit:  Gilles Morneau
Credit: Gilles Morneau

What's Life without Biking

Known for your sculpted calves and daredevil attitude? Head off to Mont-Sainte-Anne —a veritable mountain biking Mecca—with its hundreds of kilometres of cross-country and downhill trails. Check out Vallée Bras-du-Nord, a single-track paradise of fast and narrow trails to conquer! And just minutes from downtown Québec City, explore Les Sentiers du Moulin, with its winding and technical trails that will delight the most experienced riders.

If you're more into recreational cycling, we haven't forgotten you. Right downtown, take the newly created Promenade Samuel-De Champlain along the St. Lawrence River, or the 22-kilometer long Corridor des Cheminots to Val-Bélair. Hundreds of kilometres of additional bike paths crisscross lovely landscapes throughout the region. Tank up on fresh air and do your favourite sport in Québec City!

Alpine Skiing at Mont-Sainte-Anne | Credit:  Camirand photo
Credit: Camirand photo

Head Straight for the top

The Québec City area is the perfect destination for unforgettable skiing and snowboarding with optimal snow conditions. 

There are four different ski resorts, each offering a unique experience for skiers and boarders of all levels: Mont-Sainte-Anne, Le Massif de Charlevoix, Stoneham Mountain Resort, and Le Relais Centre.

Golf in the region  | Credit:  Golf Le Grand Portneuf
Credit: Golf Le Grand Portneuf

Golf Obsession Driving You?

Are greens and fairways where you want to be? Québec City can put you there—the area is sprouting with first-rate golf courses! From Portneuf to La Jacques-Cartier and Côte-de-Beaupré: come play in dazzling surroundings at the foot of the mountains or next to the St. Lawrence River.

Stand up paddle Board | Credit:  Jeff Frenette Photography
Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography

Get some air at Baie de Beauport

Love the beach? Water? Waves? Québec City has them! Thanks to the Baie de Beauport  revitalization project, a precious legacy of Québec City's 400th anniversary, the river is open for sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, and kite surfing, making it the best place for water sports. Boat rentals and a snack bar are on site.

Only 5 minutes from downtown Québec City, you'll have the wind in your sails!

Vélirium | Credit:  GESTEV
Credit: GESTEV

Hit the competitions

Like to see athletes in the heat of the action? All year long, Québec City hosts a variety of world-class sporting events.

In summer, thrill to the atmosphere of Vélirium - Mountain Bike Festival and UCI Mountain Bike World Cup/Mont-Sainte-Anne.

Then, don't miss one of Canada's most popular world-class marathons, the SSQ Québec City Marathon, which attracts some 11,000 participants each year.

In February, bring the family along to cheer on 2,300 young hockey players from 15 countries at the Québec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament, the world's largest minor hockey tournament.

In Québec City, the living is active!


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