Québec City at its Best

25 Reasons to Spend the Labour Day Weekend in Québec City

Credit: Jeff Frenette Photography

Treat yourself to a stay in Québec City for the last weekend of the summer and fill up on fun before heading into your fall routine.

  1. Explore Old Québec while giving your Instagram account a major boost. Share your memories with us: #Quebeccite.

  2. Attend one of the last performances of the free outdoor circus show presented at the Agora Port de Québec.

  3. Meet with Indigeous Peoples at KWE!, a free event in front of the Parliament building.

  4. Toast the end of summer on one of the best patios in Québec City.

  5. Dive into London and its colourful creative scenes at Musée de la civilisation's exhibition London Calling.

  6. Discover Berthe Morisot's work, one of the few women of the Impressionist movement, at MNBAQ.

  7. Explore Aquarium du Québec's outdoor site illuminated by dozens of lanterns during Musiko : the music of lights.

  8. Go tubing down the Jacques Cartier River at Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier, a provincial park in a spectacular glacier valley.

  9. Try one of the best new restaurants

  10. Experience a memorable "tail gate party" before the Rouge et Or's game against the Concordia Stingers.

  11. See Passages Insolites, an outdoor public exhibition including 9 unusual installations. It’s oh‑so Instagram friendly!

  12. Try a super‑sized slip‑n‑fly during the Slide X Event at Lac‑Beauport’s Centre Acrobatx.

  13. Taste delicious black currant confections at Cassis Monna & Filles estate.

  14. Get a good deal on a great meal at Burger Week.

  15. Take afternoon tea in a sumptuous décor at Château Frontenac’s Champlain Restaurant.

  16. Have a lobster roll at Panache Mobile, in the vineyard of Vignoble Sainte-Pétronille. Bonus: You’ll have a great view of the Montmorency Falls.
  17. Do a running workout in picturesque places.
  18. Have a major cultural experience at MondoKarnaval. 45 shows, 42 countries, and 800 artists!

  19. Hear a wildlife concert under a blanket of stars at Forêt Montmorency, with musicians in canoes riffing on melodies from the surrounding forest.

  20. Have a sweet treat at one of the best ice cream spots around. Bonus: Chocolat Favoris has a crazy cotton‑candy‑flavoured creation that’s like the soft‑serve version of a unicorn!

  21. To tour the region’s top microbreweries with Broue-Tours Québec

  22. Join the party at Fête Arc-en-ciel de Québec, a social and arts Pride Festival.

  23. Explore the best mountain biking trails in Eastern Canada.

  24. Travel back in time with a visit to Québec City’s fortifications and discover what’s hiding under Dufferin Terrace. Cap off the tour by participating in a fire musket demonstration!

  25. Do a little shopping in the Petit Champlain District. It’s quintessential Québec City. 

Check out these discount to save money while travelling in Québec City. Be also inspired by our summer activity ideas.

Have a great weekend!

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