Québec City

Québec City—a UNESCO World Heritage site—may be steeped in history from the ground up, but that doesn’t mean it is staid, boring, or lacking exciting things to do. Québec is also a vibrant, youthful city, with plenty of nightlife, bars, restaurants and a lot of festivals—trust me, I’ve tried quite a few.

For more information, check out the tourism website, HERE.


Spaces and places to visit in and around Québec City:

Agora Port de Québec — Open-air theatre.
Aquarium du Québec — Aquarium & park.
Bois de Coulonge — 24 hectare historic park and gardens.
Canyon Ste-Anne — Waterfalls, park & attractions.
La Citadelle de Québec — 22nd Regiment base & historical centre.
Domaine Maizerets — 27 hectares parkland.
Grand Théâtre de Québec — Music and theatre.
Jardin Botanique Roger-Van den Hende — University botanic gardens.
Marche du Vieux Port — Old Port covered market.
The Morrin Centre — Literary & Historical Society of Québec (English).
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec — Art museum.
National Assembly of Québec — Québec Parliament.
Naval museum of Québec
Observatoire de la Capitale — Admire Québec City from its highest point.
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency — Park & waterfalls.
Place-Royale — Historical museum.
Port de Québec — Schedule of cruise ships.
Wendake — First Nation’s reservation.


Events that take place in and around Québec City throughout the year.

Antique Car Festival — 1,200 antique cars on display, and flea market.
Celtique Festival — week-long Celtic festival.
Festival d’été de Québec — Summer-long music festival.
Festival Québec Mode — Québec Fashion Festival.
Fireworks Festival — major fireworks festival on the St-Lawrence river.
Grands Prix Cyclists — 2-day international cycling event.
Nouvelle France — 4-day New-France festival.
Québec Winter Carnival – A long-standing winter carnival, lasting 17 days, of snow-filled fun.


Capitales de Québec — Local baseball team.
Red Bull Crashed Ice Québec — International ice-race challenge.
Ramparts de Québec — Local Hockey Team.