95 Things to Do in Quebec for everyone!
The province of Quebec stands out from the rest of Canada for its unique culture, which is passionate, vast, and beautiful, regardless of whether it’s up in the northern mountains or along the Old Ports of Montreal and Quebec City.ith a rich history encompassing sieges, battles and bilingualism, the foundations of Quebec date back to the 16th century. Remains of history can be found in most major cities and rural areas of the country today.
What many people might not know is how many outdoor activities Quebec has to offer. Similar to British Columbia, the prairies, the maritime provinces and the territories, visitors can go hiking, cycling, dog sledding, ice climbing, canoeing, kayaking and skiing across Quebec. Whether you’re looking for sun tans on a beach, boutique shopping along cobblestone streets or a ride on North America’s first virtual reality rollercoaster, it’s all here.
Here are 89 things to do across Quebec that will blow your mind, make you laugh and relax. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it is sample of what La Belle Province has to offerring your student ID because plenty of these places and attractions offer discounts for students and seniors. Leave your prejudgment and stereotypes at home. Don’t forget your hiking boots, a swimsuit, and a camera.
There are so many unique things in Quebec that you can see, but you can’t possibly do them all in one trip. Here’s a list so you can decide which attractions you want to see.
1. Vieux Quebec
Historic Vieux Quebec is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, full of museums, restaurants and shops. Horse-drawn carriage rides and the New French architecture lend the area a unique European vibe.
Location: Quebec City
2. Whale watching Tadoussac
It’s the perfect spot to climb aboard a cruise boat or just hang out and watch wildlife. Most whales are on the St. Lawrence River, but the Saguenay River is also worth checking out if you’re lucky.
Location: Parc marin du Saguenay-Saint-Laurent
Price: Varies with charter
3. Climb Mount Royal
A lookout atop Mount Royal, Montreal’s most prominent mountain, offers views across the city. Walking paths in the park provide an open and airy respite from the urban environment.
West of downtown Montreal
4. Omega Park
This safari park is a great place to see animals like bison, elk, grey wolves, bears and caribou. You can drive your car around the park and walk on selected trails, feeding them carrots.ocation: Montebello
Price: $23-27/Adult, $22-26/Senior, $9-19/child.
5. Montmorency Falls
The Montmorency Falls, which rise 300 metres above Niagara Falls, provide a spectacular view of the Canadian Rockies year-round. People can venture down a zip-line, walk along cliffs, or walk across the suspension bridge.
Location: Parc de la Chute-Monmorency
6. Magdalen Islands
Did you know you don’t have to go to the Caribbean for, well, idyllic, white-sand beaches? Quebec’s Magdalen Islands offer endless beaches where sea salt domes rise from the ocean floor millions of years ago. Today, the islands boast magnificent beaches, fauna and flora, fisheries, landscapes and red and grey sandstone formed by the winds that blow. Regardless of where you are or what you’re doing, you’ll find plenty to do here.
Location: Gulf of St. Lawrence
7. Old Montreal
Montreal’s oldest neighbourhood is filled with colourful colonial buildings and Cobblestone streets. Take a walk around the Old Port, the Gastown and the Cote-de-Bay. Get some culture, and make friends while you’re at it.ocation: Between the St. Lawrence River and downtown Montreal
8. Basilique Notre Dame de Montreal
Built between 1824 and 1829 in Gothic Revival style, this basilica has seen many changes throughout the decades. The décor of the basilique today is bright blue and gold, a style borrowed from Sainte-Chapelle in Paris. There are many ways to visit the church. You can attend services free of charge, take a group tour, give a concert or go on pilgrimage.
Location: 110 Rue Notre-Dame, Old Montreal
Price: $10/Adult, $8/child aged 7-17.
9. Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre Basilica
It has white spires, stained-glass windows, and intricate wood-work, making it one of Canada’s most beautiful churches. It is dedicated to Saint Anne, who is Mary’s mother and Jesus’s grandmother. The basilica is open from 8 am to 5 pm.
Location: Along the St. Lawrence, 30 km east of Quebec City
Price: $2/person; Mass is free.
10. Place Royale and Old Port
As early as 1608, Samuel de Champlain started a trading post here. It grew into a vibrant market that became the home of many merchants and shipowners. Now, in the square stands the oldest stone church in Quebec.
Location: Quebec City’s Lower Town
11. Parlement de Quebec
Built in the 19th century, this building houses the government of Quebec. Standing 52 metres high, it features a Second Empire architectural style. Twenty-two statues commemorate individuals who have influenced Quebec’s history on the exterior of the building, along with the Visitors Centre. Take a guided tour of the Parliament building for free for 45 minutes.
Location: Parliament Hill, Quebec City
12. Quartier Latin
It’s named by university students who studied Latin at the University of Quebec à Montreal. Every summer, the Latin Quartier takes over the festival, a bohemian, multicultural neighbourhood full of cafes, restaurants, bars, theatres, and clubs.
Location: Ville-Marie borough of Montreal
One of the only elevators of its kind in the Americas, Funicular provides a fascinating tourist attraction. Glass cabins offer a panoramic view, while a steep railway connects the Lower Town to Upper Town. Alternatively, visitors can walk up the hill.
Location: Old Quebec (City)
14. Obervatorie de La Capitale
The 31-floor, 221 metre-high building offers a 360-degree view of Quebec City. At the top of the tower, visitors can see all the way out to the Appalachian Foothills, the Laurentian Mountains, and the Isle d’Oréans.ocation: 1037 Rue de la Chevrotière, Quebec City
Price: $14/Adult, $11/student or senior, free for children 12 and younger.
15. Eat Poutine
Poutine, affectionately known as a typical “Canadian meal,” is at its best in Quebec, where you can indulge in the original or try new versions with extras like pulled pork or salsa.
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16. Canadian Museum of History
Canada’s national museum of human history, the Canadian Museum of History, is one of the country’s most popular museums. With special exhibits, a children’s museum, interactive activities and a cinema, this museum is fun for the whole family.
Location: Gatineau, Quebec
17. Citadelle de Quebec
The Citadelle is a century of history on Cape Diamond, the highest natural point in the area. It’s the largest British fortress in the Americas. Wander between canons, listen to a guide, and watch the changing of the guard.ocation: 1 Côte de la Citadelle, Quebec City
Price: $16/Adult, $13/seniors and students, $6/child aged 7-17.
18. Biodome de Montreal
Montréal turned the 1976 Olympic stadium into a biodome rather than abandon it like so many other countries have. Visitors can explore replicas of four different ecologies from around the world : South American rain forests, the Laurentian forest, St. Lawrence Forest, Arctic and Antarctic.
Location: 477 ave. Pierre-de-Coubertin, Montreal
Price: $19.75/Adult, $10/Children ages 5-17
19. Walking Tours
From historical food tours to the “Bury Your Dead” tour, based on Louise Penny’s best-selling book, Tours Voir (“to see”) Quebec offers small-group, English-speaking walking tours for those who want to know a little more about where they’re wandering.
Location: Around Quebec City
20. Musée de Civilisation
Established in 1984 under the National Museums Act, Musée de la Civilisation is a government-run corporation. It showcases the creativity, culture and history of Quebec through touring exhibitions, guided tours and artifact collections.
Location: 85 Rude Dalhousie, Quebec City
Price: $16/adult, $15/senior, $10/student, $5/child aged 12-16.
21. Montreal Science Center
Montréal Science World has a Telus IMAX theatre, exhibits, games and experiments. Exhibits range from gadgets to evolution, and visitors can get their hands dirty.
Location: King Edward Pier, Old Port, Montreal
Price: $8-24, depending on length of time spent inside
22. Site Historique Maritime de la Pointe-au-Père
This Maritime Museum offers several tours on the Onondaga, Canada’s only publicly accessible submarine and as an opportunity to dive into 200 years of history. Keep an eye out for building and structure dating back to 1909.
Price: $24/adult (aged 16 and older), $17/child aged 8-15. Children 7 and under free.
Website: Click here
There’s a full day of family fun at the Canadian Railway Museum with rides on street cars, passenger trains, and miniature trains. Visit their website for upcoming events.
Price: $18/Adult, $15/senior, $11/student, $4/child aged 4-12.
24. Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre
Discover Canadian sea life at this interactive, multimedia centre. See animal skeletons and take a singing lesson from a whale.
Price: $10.50/adult, free for children accompanied by an adult.
25. Montreal Holocaust Memorial Center
The Montreal Holocaust Memorial Center aims to inform the public about antisemitism, racism, hatred, and indifference. This is a museum that preserves, remembers, and raises awareness of victims of hate crimes and genocide.
Location: Cummings House, Montreal
Price: $8/Adults, $5/seniors and students.
Website: Click here
7 Cultural Activities
The culture of Quebec is captivating and vibrant. From Inuit sculptures to a fortress laced with cannons, the province practically oozes it’s cultural activities.
26. Eat Maple Taffy
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Try a traditional treat at a Cabane à Sucre, or Sugar Shack. Spread maple syrup on snow packed into a horse trough and roll up your own taffy with a popsicle stick. Delicious!
Location: Throughout the province
27. Learn about Inuit culture
(c) Parks Nunavik – Parc national Kuururjuaq
Parcs Nunavik will take guests on an 8-day excursion to Mount D’Iberville, the highest peak in Quebec at an elevation of 1,652 metres. Hikers will learn about Inuit culture from their guides as they trek up the mountain.
Location: Torngat Mountains, along the border between Quebec and Labrador
28. Quartier des Spectacles
Come to this neighbourhood for all your arts and entertainment dreams. The Quartier des Spectacles is the hub of all of Montreal’s events and festivals. Even if nothing specific is on, it’s a great place to wander and catch street art, interactive modern art pieces and light shows.
Location: In the Eastern Section of Downtown Montreal
29. Lachine Canal
Locals love the canal’s pedestrian and cycling paths when it’s sunny. The 14.5-kilometer canal has been declared a National Historic Site for instigating Montreal’s urbanization in the southwest.
Location: Passes from the Old Port of Montreal to Lake Saint-Louis
30. Visit the Plains of Abraham
At the Plains of Abraham, the Battle of Quebec took a pivotal turn in 1759 and 1760. It was here that the British conquered Quebec and sealed the fate of North America. Aside from being historic, the park is beautiful. It is home to 103-hectares of meadows, grassy hills, and fresh air.
Location: Quebec City
31. Fortifications of Quebec
Description: Quebec’s stronghold was developed between 1608 and 1871. Today it is a UNESCO National Historic Site. The fort circles Upper Town in a 4.6 kilometre stone circle, along which pedestrians can stroll, looking down on Old Quebec from scattered canons that give a feeling for the historical military presence over the city.
Location: Old Quebec (City)
32. Place des Arts
The Place des Arts in Quebec City is the center of artistic activity in the province. An elaborate venue for musical performances, theatre and comedy, this cultural and artistic district is the largest in Canada. Go to a ballet performance or go to an opera.
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33. La Ronde Amusement Park
Six Flags’ La Ronde is the largest amusement park in Quebec. The Virtual Reality Roller Coaster transports visitors into an alien invasion through wireless headsets as they zip down Goliath. If that sounds too extreme for you, you have to try Toboggan Nordique, a bobsled-like ride, plus the area’s shopping, dining and entertainment options.
Price: $63.99/Adult, $46.99/children under 1.37 metres and seniors. Children 2 and under are free. Discounts available online.
34. Hike the Appalachian Trail
(c) Sepaq, Luc Rousseau – Parc national de la Gaspesie
Backcountry adventures through Gaspésie are organized by Quebec Adventure in partnership with Parcs Quebec. The trips are a four day, four night experience that includes all meals and transportation.
35. Sky Diving
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Have you ever wanted to jump out of a plane and fall 4,110 metres (1,351 feet) to the ground? Nouvel Air is Canada’s largest dropzone that uses some of the most advanced technology and best training methods. Freefall for 60 seconds until the parachute is pulled. The following 5-8 minutes provide stunning views of the Eastern Townships near Montreal.
Location: Farnham, 30 minutes from Montreal
Price: $260 for a weekday Tandem skydive. $105 for personal videos and photos
36. Zip lining
Mike Pochwat – Arbraska Lafleche
You’ll be as high as trees with La Fleche Park. Zipline across 45 suspended bridges and cross 9 zip lines that will take you from tree to tree and across a lake, before climbing a rock wall with a Via Ferrata.
Price: $36/Adult aged 14 and up, $28/junior (8-13), $26/infant aged 5-7.
37. Heli Skiing
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You’ll find some of the best powder in eastern Canada at Auberge Chic-Chac—which includes meals, and an overnight stay at the hostel.
Location: Chic-Choc Mountains, Murdochville
Price: $1,100 for full-day one night, three meals; $650 for half-day, one night, three meals.
6 Water-Based Activities
Lacs, rivers, waterfalls, estuaries, and the ocean. There are a lot of ways to enjoy Quebec’s water, like ice skating in the winter and swimming in the summer.
38. Sea Kayak
Adventure sports like kayaking have become popular in Quebec. Take a guided kayak tour or a 3 day, 2 night excursion to the St. Lawrence estuary on a guided expedition. Fjord En Kayak offers quality gear, gourmet meals and training.
39. Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Several calm lakes are the best spots to learn how to balance on a water board. However, this activity is more likely to give you the chills than to raise your heart rate.
Price: Board, paddle and life jacket rental cost $20-40.
Website: Click here
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61 canoe routes have been recorded throughout Quebec. Take the ultimate 13-day canoe camping trip, including 35 portages, at the Tichegami River/Moon River in the Northern region. Circumnavigate Lake Kipawa 50 km on La Tortue Loop in the Abitibi Temiscamingue region. You need only three days to paddle Desert River, a 60 km intermediate route. Use the website to find the right route.
Quebec has 250 beaches. Its rivers and lakes run through national parks, making good places to take a dip. Some of the best beaches in the province include Parc Jean-Drapeau Beach, Saint-Timothée Beach, Lac Simon Beach, and Saguay Beach.
The Atlantic salmon is perhaps the most sought-after fish in Quebec. There are strict regulations governing how much and where you can fish in Quebec, so make sure to check with government officials and Aboriginal groups beforehand.
43. Levis Ferry
This ferry crosses the St. Lawrence River from Old Quebec to Levis. It is part of a cyclist route that stretches from the Littoral in Quebec City to the parc des Anses in Levis. The crossing only takes about 12 minutes, and it gives spectacular views of both shores.
The best time to go: at dusk, with sunset views and city lights or in winter, across snow and ice.
Location: Quebec City/ Lévis
Price: $3.55/Adult, $3.20/seniors, $2.40/children aged 5-11, children under 4 free. Electric cars are free, but normal vehicles cost $8.35
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Mont Tremblant hosts rustic, moonlit-tours, including chocolate and cheese. Nothing feels more Quebecois than strapping on snowshoes and trekking through the vast cold wilderness… except munching on fondue next to a wood-burning fire.
Location: Mont Tremblant
Price: $86.99/Adult (13 and over), $59.99/child aged 8-12.
Website: Click here
We rent snowmobiles and organize half-day and full-day snowmobile tours around Entrelacs. Cross snow-covered forests and whiz over deep frozen lakes with a knowledgeable guide. It’s an adventure, either way.
Location: Entrelacs in the Lanaudière region
Price: $99 and up
46. Dog Sledding
Put on your warmest stuff and hit the trail with six energetic huskies. You and your partner can go it alone, or you can hire a guide. Once you try it, you’ll be hooked!
New – Now you can dog-sled in the summer with Timberland Tour’s Dryland Dog Sledding. Based in Bristol, the company trains its dogs all year long. They offer a dryland rig controlled by a wheel for steering. Click here for more.
47. Ski at La Massif de Charlevoix
Ski, snowboard, and toboggan down the steepest slope east of the Rockies. They also have a terrain park and trails for cross-country skiing, tobogganing, snow shoeing, and sledding.
48. Snowboard at Mont Saint Anne
Ski your way down the St. Lawrence River on a fat bike, snowshoes, skis or snowboard. There are plenty of activities on and off the mountain. Go ice skating, paragliding or relax in a Nordique spa.
Here are 10 gentle ways to enjoy nature
Being outside doesn’t always mean getting your hands dirty and getting your heart pumping. Sometimes, it’s just nice to sit in a quiet garden and read your book.
49. Montreal Botanical Gardens and Insectarium
Discover 75-hecatres of beautiful, intricate gardens. Here, you’ll find 22,000 types of plants and cultivars and greenhouses with greenhouses and about 30 thematic gardens, including a First Nations Garden, Toxic Plants Garden and the Garden of Innovation.
Location: Across from the Olympic Park in Montreal
Price: $19.75/Adult, $18.25/senior, $14.50/student, $10/child aged 5-17. Children 5 and under free.
50. La Fontaine Park
This 40-hectare park has giant poplar trees that shade wide walkways. A fountain and a waterfall connect two ponds. Enjoy a picnic or play some pick-up soccer here on a hot summer day.
Location: Le Plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal
51. Gatineau Park
It is accessible and enjoyable all year round. Boating in the summer, cycling in the spring, cross-country skiing in the winter and geo-caching in the fall. The best view of the Ottawa Valley is from Champlain Lookout.
Location: Outaouais region, near Ottawa (mais oui—it is in Quebec!)
52. Reford Gardens
Elsie Reford has had a desire for years to plant a garden at her fishing camp along the St. Lawrence River. Ten years later, her garden was completed. Her garden was an oasis of exotic plants. The Reford Gardens are now a public National Historic Site.
Location: Grand Métis, between Rimouski and Matane.
Price: $20/Adult, $19/seniors, $17/students, $10/young adult aged 14-18. Children 13 and under free.
53. Granby Zoo
Founded in 1953, the Granby Zoo is one of Quebec’s top tourist attractions. See animals in their natural habitat by traveling through replicas of Africa, South America, Oceania, Asia and the South Pacific.
Price: Summer Rates: $38.95/Adult (13 to 64 years), $30.95/seniors, $25.95/child aged 3-12, $12.95/toddler (2 years old). Children under 2 free.
54. Aquarium de Quebec
The Quebec Aquarium is home to over 10,000 creatures including polar bears, walruses, seals and reptiles. Outdoors and indoors, with 16 hectares to roam, there are showtimes throughout the day.
Location: Next to the bridges at the entrance to Quebec City
Price: $18.50/Adult, $16.50/seniors, $9.25/children aged 3-17. Children 3 and under free.
55. Laval Nature Center
Enjoy 50 hectares of green space and play with farm animals at the Nature Center in Laval. Kids can ride a pony for $3 during the summer. A railroad gives guests access to the park for $3 per rider. Come relax, play, and have fun!
56. La Promenade de Samuel Champlain
The Promenade de Samuel Champlain is a great place to walk, run, or cycle. The four sections of the promenade include Station des Cageux, Boisé de Tequenonday, Station des Sports, and Station des Quais (the best part of the park), where you can play soccer, enjoy a picnic, and visit one of the museums.
Location: Quebec City
57. Canyon Saint-Anne Walking Tour
It’s easy to get lost on this scenic, 45-minute walking tour—the tallest waterfall in Quebec is 74 metres high! Not for the faint of heart, guests can cross the canyon via the highest suspension bridge in Quebec, 60 metres above ground.
Location: East of Beaupré
58. Parc National d’Anticosti
Only Anticosti Island is as remote and unspoiled as it is. Go fishing, bird watching and visit the lighthouse keepers for a serene island escape.
Location: Port-Menier, Anticosti Island
National Parks in Quebec
The outstanding National Parks of Quebec fill the province from the far north to the south, bordering the United States.
59. Forillon National Park
Several historical buildings are scattered around the park, including the old General Store, Lighthouse, fisherman’s house and barn, and World War II gun installations. There are also rare whales, a lighthouse, and fisherman’s house and barn.
60. Frontenac National Park
You can canoe or kayak down the third largest lake south of the St. Lawrence in the Frontenac National Park. Bird watchers can spot 200 species of birds throughout the park. Look for orchids and carnivorous plants as you explore.
Location: Saint Praxède
61. Mont Tremblant National Park
Located in Quebec’s northern part, this park’s border is marked by six rivers, hundreds of lakes, and a beach. There are more than 40 kinds of animals that live on this vast land.
Location: In the regions of Laurentides and Lanaudière
62. Jacques-Cartier National Park
A huge national park, Jacques-Cartier National Park is an adventure lover’s paradise with its over 100km of hiking trails, winding river, and valleys formed by glaciers.The Eastern Borealis forest offers practically endless activities: go canoeing, kayaking, dog sledding, skiing, tubing, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, bird watching, rafting, horseback riding, off-roading, golfing or mountain biking. There’s always something to do here!
Location: 20 minutes north of Quebec City
63. Aiguebelle National Park
The stunning Aiguebelle National Park will take your breath away with its topaz blue waters, green valleys and breathtaking sunsets. Attractions include a 22-metre-high suspended footbridge, rustic shelters and a spiral staircase.
Location: Abitibi-Témiscamingue region
64. Lake Témiscouata National Park
Lake Témiscouata National Park has eight hiking trails, but the real treat is the water. SUPs, pedal boats, kayaks and fishermen enjoy three lakes scattered across the park, including Lake Témiscouata, the largest lake in the region.
65. Gaspésie National Park
A land full of mountains, caribou and moose, Gaspésie National Park is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts and wildlife photographers. Host your stay at the 4-star Mont-Albert Gîte or rent a cottage on the alpine tundra.
Location: Gaspésie Peninsula
66. Kuururjuaq National Park
The park, stretching from the sea to the mountains, has over 4,000 square kilometres of stunning nature. It is an important cultural and spiritual area for the Inuit who live there. Parc Nunavik offers guided tours through the park for visitors who aren’t sure where to start.
67. Saguenay Fjord National Park
TripAdvisor lists Saguenay Fjord National Park as the #1 thing to do in the area — and it’s no wonder. Cruise ships stop here for the incredible scenery.
68. La Mauricie National Park
The Mauricie National Park is a natural, serene getaway filled with wildlife. Listen to the calls of loons and owls resounding across the water. There are over 150 lakes to choose from within the park. Waterfalls cascade into pools that are fit for swimming, and a well-worn trail with wooden walkways and staircases makes exploring easy as pie.
Location: Laurentian Mountains
Places to Get Your Shop On
It’s fine. Not everyone likes to get outside and explore (though you should still give it a try) so we’ve got plenty of shopping opportunities in Quebec.
69. Eva B
In the Plateau neighbourhood, this trendy store offers daily treats like cookies, tea, popcorn, and popcorn at their bistro. Eva B is full of vintage finds, unheard of designers, loud patches, books, and quirky decorations.
Location: Mile End, Montreal
70. Atwater Market
This shopping street in Montreal is famous for fresh produce, meat, and delicacies. There are wooden stalls filled with blueberries, raspberries, and sausages, surrounded by old warehouses.
Location: Lachine Canal, Montreal
71. RÉSO/Underground City
Underground tunnels connect university campuses, office buildings, stores, and residential complexes. The tunnels are part of the original Metro. The Underground City is a great place to escape the cold winter weather and humid summer heat.
72. Quartier Petit Champlain
This pedestrian-only street is lined with galleries, ice cream parlors, and sweet shops. When you get tired of walking, there are restaurants, pubs, and cafes to retire to afterward.
Location: Quebec City
You’ll find inspiration at these ten galleries
Many of the galleries are run by the artists who supply them, so whether you want to buy paintings to add to your collection, or just browse some of Quebec’s best artists, these galleries will inspire your artistic side.
73. The Brousseau and Brousseau Inuit Art Gallery
Displaying the best work by Inuit artists in Quebec, this gallery represents the regions of Nunavik, Kivalliq, Kitikmeot, Baffin and Inuvialuit.They also have caribou wood carvings and snake sculptures for sale.
Location: Quebec City
74. Musée des beaux-arts
You can spend a rainy afternoon in the Archeology and World Cultures or a sunny day in the Sculpture Garden at Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts.
Price: $20/Adult aged 31 and up, $12/young adult (13-30), children 12 and under free. $10 on Wednesday evenings after 5 p.m.
75. Han Art Gallery
Han Art Gallery is mainly selling paintings and photography, but also hosts travelling exhibitions throughout the year. Artists like Manuel Lau, Louis Boudreault, and Paul Fournier exhibit their works here.
76. Beaux-arts des Ameriques
The gallery focuses mainly on Quebecois art, but it also features art from across Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. Emerging artists are exhibited alongside world-famous artists in painting, photography, sculpture and works on paper.
77. Centre Sagamie
Digital design and contemporary art are presented at Centre Sagamie. Influential artists are given residencies to enhance their craft. The gallery is free to visit.
78. INAC Gallery
There are over 4,000 works of contemporary Indigenous art. INAC was the first federal government agency to support the development of Indigenous art in Canada in the late 1960s. The museum’s gallery features exhibitions and showcases this impressive art collection.
Location: 10 Wellington Street, Gatineau
79. Musée d’art Contemporaire Baie-Saint-Paul
An award-winning museum, this building is itself a work of art. Inside, guests can find a collection of over 400 pieces of artwork. The list of famous names in the history of painting in Quebec along with high-quality exhibitions have led it to be known as a museum.
80. Action Art Actuel (AAA)
Founded by an artist, this gallery hosts art workshops for children and the general public. They have a bookstore, gallery, and revolving exhibitions. They get involved in regional activities and provide an art space in the community.
81. Galerie Verticale Art Contemporian
It was opened by a Laval artists’ association to be a jumping-off point for emerging artists and to promote the artistic community in Laval. All art forms are welcome here.
Ran by artists for artists, Axenéo7 focuses on promoting and pushing the boundaries of contemporary art. The gallery invites artists to submit work and is open to discussing art while improving artists’ conditions for creation.
Quebec is known for throwing a party. Celebrate Francophone culture, dance to live jazz music in the streets, or watch the Grand Prix. There’s always something going on, so be sure to check the online calendar for timely events!
83. Igloofest (Winter)
Top DJs take over Montreal’s Old Port every January and February. This 4-week festival mixes electronic music with ice slides, sumo wrestling and a marshmallow roast. Because you’re outside, you have to stay warm by dancing.
84. Carnaval de Quebec (Winter)
A Quebec Winter Carnival is an annual event that includes an ice palace, an international snow sculpture competition, a winter canoe race, and a night parade. Since 1894, Quebecois have been celebrating with winter-themed activities to keep them warm during the brutal, long winters.
Location: Old Quebec
Price: Varies; some events are free
85. Festival des Surcres (Spring)
The forest comes alive every year with cozy fireplaces, country music and maple taffy on snow. It is one of Quebec’s oldest festivals. Other activities include a folk gala, softball tournament and inflatable games.
86. Festival International de Jazz de Montreal (Summer)
Every year for over thirty years, the Quartier des Spectacles transforms into a music lover’s paradise for 10 days in June and/or July. Featuring 3,000 artists from around the world, this is a great event for families, friends, seniors, and singles.
Location: Quartier des Spectacles, Montreal
Price: Two-thirds of the concerts are free!
87. Les FrancoFolies de Montreal (Summer)
Francophone culture is celebrated all over the world. The biggest celebration of French culture, language, and music takes place every year in Montreal at the Les FrancoFolies de Montreal. Enjoy world beat, electronic and rock music at indoor and outdoor shows.
Location: Downtown Montreal
88. Just for Laughs Festival (Summer)
The Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal is the world’s largest comedy festival, featuring more than 1,200 free outdoor shows or stay for the entire weekend.
Location: Quartier des Spectacles, Montreal
89. Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec/de Montreal (Fall)
Cheer on professional cyclists as they race around the streets of Quebec City and Montreal. Starting in September, the race covers over 200 kms on a city circuit. Teams from around the world compete in this event.
Location: Montreal and Quebec City
90. Axe Throwing
Since 2015, Maniax has received hundreds of positive reviews. Come and discover why Maniax is now one of Montreal’s top activities. With its spaciousness, the center can accommodate groups of 1 to 120 people! Maniax lets you order caterers, have them deliver food to the center, or bring your own food and beverages. A presentation can also be held in a room with a projector. Parking is free in front and behind the center. There’s room for 100 cars.
Location: 6245, bld. Metropolitan East, Montreal, QC, H1P 1X7
91. Aqua-Parc H20
The H2O recreational tourism complex in Trois-Rivières offers you an unparalleled experience! The largest wave pool in Quebec.
- 3 services and rustic camping
- Three karting tracks (4 kart models)
- The H2O recreational and tourist complex is located along Highway 40, exit 189 in Trois-Rivières.
Location: 761, rue des Prairies, Trois-Rivières, (Québec), G8W 2E5
92. Domaine au Grand R
For more than 50 years, the team of Camping Domaine au Grand R has been welcoming families and helping them to create an inexhaustible bank of beautiful memories.
Petanque, croquet, pebbles, irons, basketball, beach volleyball, pickleball, field hockey rink, BMX track, soccer field, mini-golf and outdoor ping-pong are just a few of the sports you can practice during the day. For those who like to bike, there is a bike path of several kilometers within a hundred feet of the campground.
Accessibility to the site also allows free use of the various bodies of water. This one includes: an artificial lake bordered by a sandy beach, a semi-Olympic swimming pool surrounded by comfortable deck chairs, water slides for adults and children whose heights will please the most daring, a huge water games module for children and a play area and water jets for toddlers.
Several play modules also await the children
Location: 761, rue des Prairies, Trois-Rivières, (Québec), G8W 2E5
93. Wildlife Museum
The Canadian Wildlife Museum presents, through the four seasons and in more than realistic scenes, most of the animals that inhabit our Quebec forests. Imagine… 140 animals naturalized in a reconstructed forest, with all the sounds of the forest… you’d really believe it.
A must in Mauricie!
Location: 2120, chemin St-François Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, Mauricie, Québec, Canada, G0X 1N0
94. Tree to Tree
Zip lines, suspended footbridges, Tarzan lianas, rope bridges… Outdoor games to be enjoyed without moderation in family, in groups, with friends. The d’Arbre en Arbre® circuits allow you to discover or explore balance, self-control, vertigo, concentration and autonomy.
Location: Drummundville, Lac-Mégantic, Havelock, Rouyn-Noranda
95. Camping Otamac
Located in the center of the Mauricie region, Camping Otamac promises you a life-size vacation experience. With its 407 sites, the campground offers a multitude of on-site services With a direct access to Lac-à-la-Tortue, you have a choice of activities that will please everyone. Set up on a dream site, far from the noise and pollution of the cities, the campground is an oasis of activities. In addition, your children will be delighted to discover the diversified activities offered every day by experienced instructors. You can take advantage of the internet (WI-FI) free of charge at several places on the campsite.
Location: 5431 Avenue Tour-du-Lac, Shawinigan, Québec, G0X 1L0