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Top Things to Do in Québec City this Spring

Credit: Francis Gagnon

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March

St. Patrick's Parade in Quebec City Credit: Allison Kirkwood Zoom

Jamboree
Now in its 20th year, this snowboard and freeski event has become one of Québec City’s hottest festivals. Watch the athletes pull out their best tricks for the FIS World Cup and stay for the outdoor shows in the heart of the city. March 15 to 17

The Only FIS Cross-Country World Cup Stop in North America
The best cross-country skiers in the world will put skis to snow on the picturesque Plains of Abraham for the FIS Cross-Country World Cup finalsMarch 22 to 24

Saint Patrick’s Day for 3 Days Straight
Québec City spends a weekend in green to celebrate its Irish heritage. Be there for the Saint Patrick’s Day parade, beer festival, and entertainment on Grande Allée. March 22 to 24

April

Québec Exquis! - Café du monde 2 Credit: Stéphanie Nantel Zoom

Québec Exquis, the Foodie Festival
Different restaurants team up with local producers to craft special menus at unbeatable prices!  April 6 to 20

Easter Holiday
With chocolate, brunch, and a trip to some of the religious heritage sites that make the Québec City region so special, Easter Weekend is a perfect time to visit. If you’re looking to have fun as a family, we’ve got some great suggestions! April 19 to 22

A Life-Sized Museum
Musée de la civilisation has 2 major exhibitions on that deal with science and the natural world.

  • Venenum, A Poisonous World:  Delve into the mysteries surrounding poisons, including those found in nature, and the ways they’re used by man. April 25, 2019 to March 8, 2020

  • Curiosities of the Natural World: The story of humanity told through some 200 objects with remarkable scientific significance. May 16, 2019 to January 5, 2020

May

Carrefour International de theatre Credit: Philippe Ruel Zoom

Québec City Magic Festival
Prepare to be amazed by 4 days of magic, with 40 professional magicians and over 70 free shows in the streets of the Petit Champlain District. May 2 to 5

Free Outdoor Walking Theatre in the Streets of Québec
Où tu vas quand tu dors en marchant…? is a theatrical happening that makes a big impression. Spend an evening walking through the creative immersive tableaux. May 23 to June 8 (Thursday–Saturday)

Miró in Mallorca. A Free Spirit.
Feast your eyes on nearly 200 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by Catalan artist Joan Miró, presented at MNBAQ in a North American exclusive. May 30 to September 8

More Things to Do

Sugaring Off Season

Maple Taffy Credit: Francis Gagnon Zoom

Spring in Québec means sugaring off, with many Quebecers heading out to their favourite sugar shack for a hearty meal dripping in syrup. Treat your taste buds in some of the prettiest maple groves.

Spring Skiing

Spring Skiing Credit: MSA Zoom

Cruise down the slopes under the warm spring sun and enjoy the best après‑ski of the season at any of the 4 hills in the Québec City region.

Religious Heritage

Basilica-Cathedral Notre-Dame Credit: OTQ Zoom

Step into Québec City’s rich religious heritage. Where will you start? Your options include the first Catholic parish in North America, the oldest pilgrimage site north of Mexico City, the only holy door in the Americas, and the first Anglican cathedral built outside the British Isles.

Nordic Spas

Nordic Spa Credit: Francis Gagnon Zoom

Feel like lounging around in a hammock? Snacking in a bathrobe? Relaxing in a hot bath under the open sky? Sounds like you’re ready for a little rest and relaxation at one of the Nordic spas in the city or the surrounding area.

Shopping in Old Québec and the Surrounding Neighbourhoods

Shopping in Quebec City Credit: Francis Gagnon Zoom

Looking to add a few new pieces to your wardrobe? Take a stroll along Québec City’s picturesque shopping streets, where you’ll find unique boutiques with items by local designers and artisans.

New Farmers' Market

Public Market Quebec City Zoom

Québec City's Grand Marché (farmers' market) will have permanent and seasonal stands featuring a cornucopia of unique northern specialties. The bustling market, mere steps from the new Videotron Centre arena and its massive public square, will be open year round. June 2019

New Reception Pavilion at the National Assembly

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The construction of an underground reception pavilion will make the Parliament a more welcoming place while preserving the integrity of this historic monument. Free guided tours and access to restaurant Le Parlementaire are available during construction. The new pavilion will open in the spring (date TBD).

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