Discover springtime in Québec!

Spring in Quebec is often underestimated as it falls between winter, which is the season of festivities and snow, and summer, synonymous with warmth and sports. However, spring offers a variety of activities to enjoy and places to visit.

One thing is certain: you never get bored in Quebec!

Here is a list of activities you can do if you come from late March to late June:

Enjoy the snow till the very end

Spring means the return of warmer weather and melting snow. Happily, there’s still time enjoy the slopes before the mountains lose their white coat.

This year, Mont-Sainte-Anne is closing the doors to its ski hill on April 21, and the Massif de Charlevoix April 12, so what are you waiting for? Come skiing!

If you don’t have equipment, don’t worry, just contact our concierge (concierge@lecapitole.com) to arrange equipment rental and/or transport to the ski hills.

Credit: Étienne Dionne for Mont-Sainte-Anne.

Treat yourself to a chocolatey long weekend!

Chocolate lovers, make the most of the Easter long weekend by staying at Le Capitole Hôtel and visiting Old Quebec.

Enjoy Easter brunch at Il Teatro, created especially for the occasion by our talented chefs.

Then, stroll through the Petit-Champlain and Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighbourhoods to find your favourite chocolate shop. We have a soft spot for chocolaterie Érico, which is also a chocolate museum.

Credit: André-Olivier Lyra.

Savour Quebec products in a sugar shack

Sugar shacks are a typical Quebecois tradition. Maple syrup season is the time to gather around a table with a checkered tablecloth in an old log cabin and share a comforting, hearty meal!

On the menu: pea soup, baked beans, “oreilles de criss,” tourtière, and, of course, maple-sugar pie for dessert. And if weather permits, you can even taste maple taffy!

Much more than just a culinary experience, a sugar shack is also where you can learn how to make delicious maple syrup (which starts flowing when the temperature is around  0 °C), take a sleigh ride, or to enjoy traditional music.

Several maple groves are within a 30-minute drive of Le Capitole Hôtel, including the Érablière le Chemin du Roy or the Sucrerie Blouin. Contact our concierges (concierge@lecapitole.com) to organize your experience !

Credit: the Sucrerie Blouin.

Go rafting or how to experience the snowmelt to the max

When spring comes and the temperatures warm up, the snow that has accumulated over the winter starts to melt and flow into nearby rivers. This is particularly the case with the Rivière Jacques-Cartier, which swells considerably.

The best way to enjoy this period is by rafting down the river! Whether as a couple, with friends or colleagues, sign up for a three-hour rafting trip that will leave you with lasting memories.

Let the team of professions at Expéditions nouvelle vague take you on an adventure just a stone’s throw from Quebec City!

Credit: Expéditions nouvelle vague.

Visit the Montmorency falls at their best

Are you on vacation in Quebec City when the snow is melting, but racing down a river doesn’t interest you?  You can still appreciate the impact of the phenomenon by visiting Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, when its flow is at its highest volume of the year

Admire the majestic waterfall from the train station directly opposite before taking the cable car to the summit and crossing the bridge to fully appreciate its power, with the Fleuve Saint-Laurent and the Île d’Orléans in the background.

The more adventurous can enjoy the view from the on-site zip line, or from one of the Via Ferrata circuits.

Credit: SÉPAQ.


Go to the various events scheduled for the spring

With the arrival of warmer weather, Quebec City is offering a wide selection of events. Here are a few that you might find interesting:

As well, the Théâtre Capitole, the Diamant, the Palais Montcalm and the Grand Théâtre offer programming that will thrill fans of music, theatre, humour and much more!

Teatime at Le Capitole!

Le Capitole launches an original, new offering:

Teatime at Le Capitole!

A cultural, gourmet experience, now available to Quebec City residents and visitors


Le Capitole is reinventing afternoon tea in its own way with an original, new offering featuring a selection of Asian teas by Camellia Sinensis, combined with boreal ingredients. Accompanied by an assortment of sweet and savoury bites, this afternoon gourmet break now offers hotel guests and visitors to Quebec City an extraordinary experience.

Orchestrated by Le Capitole’s catering service, this new offering, ideal for the clientele of new hotel complex, invites people to take their time, meet and socialize, as this well-known ritual demands.

The tea is served in fine Asian china and includes one pot of tea per person, as well as an assortment of bites: pastries, scones, Japanese shortbread, sandwiches, bao buns and makis freshly prepared by the Chef and kitchen staff of the Bō Cuisine d’Asie restaurant.


Located on the 6th floor of La Capitole, afternoon tea is available from 2 pm to 4:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The cost of $39 per person, $20 per child (12 and under) and free for children under 5. A la carte options are also available during afternoon tea, such as homemade hot chocolate and tea mocktails.

Book now !

For all parties of 6 persons and more, please book by phone at the following number : 418 694-9996.

Le Capitole Hôtel receives the honour of Four Diamonds

The hotel complex’s first distinction

Quebec City, Monday November 6, 2023Le Capitole Hôtel is now proudly able to display its sparkling CAA-AAA Four Diamonds, ranking it among North America’s finest hotels. This select list of renowned Four and Five Diamond hotels is published annually by the Canadian (CAA) and American (AAA) associations. Le Capitole Hôtel is now officially a major player in the nation’s capital, with the same ranking as the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and the Auberge Saint-Antoine.


Le Capitole Hôtel is proud to see its efforts result in this important award. The CAA-AAA awards are unquestionably a  guarantee of quality and are not easily obtained, since hidden behind each additional Diamond is a considerable amount of work to offer guests the most pleasant environment and the best service. Among other things, the association evaluates the comfort and cleanliness of the facilities, the view from the site, the bathrooms, etc. The verifications can even go as far as how well the pen offered to clients writes, nothing is excluded! That’s why, for over 50 years, consumers have placed their trust in the CAA/AAA Diamond Awards list, a prestigious guarantee of quality.

“When you know that only 3.2% of some 60,000 North American establishments eligible for this rigorous evaluation have earned the Four Diamond distinction, and that this percentage drops to 0.27% when it comes to Five Diamond establishments, it’s easy to understand why being included is so meaningful,”
said Mr. Paul A. Pelletier, CEO CAA-Québec.

For four years now, the new Le Capitole Hôtel has been offering a wide range of quality facilities, including an indoor swimming pool on the 9th floor with a magnificent terrace, a modern gym, the Clubby bar which serves exclusively champagne, two dining options – the renowned Ristorante Il Teatro and the new Bō Cuisine d’Asie – an art gallery, several meeting rooms, and private event venues for up to 1,000 guests, as well as the mythic Théâtre Capitole which is part of the historical building. All this in addition to its 108 rooms, suites and the penthouse, all with impressive modern comforts that travellers staying at the hotel rave about.


Since its inauguration in 2019, Le Capitole Hôtel has been the destination of choice for business travellers and tourists alike wishing to enjoy Quebec City’s warm welcome as well as its cultural events and world-renowned historical old city. This upscale hotel boasts elegant rooms with refined décor and abundant windows, as well as personalized services such as the Clefs d’or concierge service.

La Galerie de la Passerelle

A first for Quebec’s Le Capitole


Entre Ciel et Terre, exhibition by Marjorie Roy in collaboration with Les Galeries d’Art Beauchamp

2023 marks the opening of La Galerie de la Passerelle at Le Capitole Hôtel, with the unveiling of its first exhibition accessible for free: Entre Ciel et Terre, by emerging artist Marjorie Roy. Located on the 7th floor of Le Capitole, the impressive glass walkway, linking the historic building to the new section of the hotel inaugurated in January 2019, welcomes the works of the Quebec City artist through a collaboration with Les Galeries d’Art Beauchamp. Debuting today, the exhibition will last all through summer. Open to the general public, La Galerie de la Passerelle will quickly become a must-see in the national capital.


Le Capitole Hôtel X Les Galeries d’Art Beauchamp

Widely recognized as a cultural hub, Le Capitole benefits from its new modern spaces to showcase local talent in both the performing and visual arts. A true place of discovery and gathering for the hotel’s guests, Quebec City residents, and tourists strolling the city’s historic streets, La Galerie de la Passerelle offers the region a wholly unique panorama. Through a collaboration with the renowned Galeries d’Art Beauchamp, this space will become even more stunning, as the walls of the walkway will now be decorated with incredible works of art all year long.


Entre Ciel et Terre, by Marjorie Roy

With Entre Ciel et Terre, Nouvelle-Beauce born photographer Marjorie Roy showcases her passion for the flight of migratory birds through a selection of works stemming from the extraordinary artistic technique of digital collage. Remarkable textures, contrasts, and colours are born from this process where layering leads to harmonious compositions. Printed on brushed metal plates, the works take advantage of the striking way in which natural light reflects off of metallic surfaces, an effect that will be more visible than ever depending on the height of the sun through the glass walls of the walkway.


The Passerelle

Located on the roof of Le Capitole, the Passerelle is the walkway that links the historic building and the new hotel complex behind it. Running along the fortifications and offering a spectacular view of Old Quebec, the Passerelle offers a unique perspective at any hour, day or night. The inauguration of La Galerie de la Passerelle is an opportunity not to be missed for those who have yet to see the new facilities of Le Capitole Hôtel and rediscover this ever-evolving jewel.


Le Capitole Hôtel

Since its reopening in January 2019, Le Capitole Hôtel has attracted an international clientele eager to experience the warmth of Quebec City through its cultural spirit and events as well as its world-renowned historical character.

Fall Activities in and Around Quebec City

Crédit photo : Julien Boullet

Colourful walks

Whether it’s hiking the trails at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency or strolling down Old Quebec City’s beautiful streets, you will be surrounded by stunning fall colours during your stay at Le Capitole. Even from the city centre, magnificent views are easy to access!

If, after your activities, you are overwhelmed by the desire to enjoy the comfort of your room at Le Capitole, take the evening off and relax in a bathtub overlooking the Laurentides.

Apple and pumpkin picking

What could be better than picking your favourite variety of fresh delicious apples? This bucolic activity offers you the ideal backdrop for great photographs. You’ll find many orchards within a 30-minute drive both on Île d’Orléans and Quebec City’s Rive Sud. If you would rather stay closer to the hotel, be sure to stop at Grand Marché de Québec which is bursting with fresh seasonal produce.

Vineyard tours on Île d’Orléans

Île d’Orléans is, yet again, the ideal destination to enjoy the best of what nature has to offer. Its views of the city and the Côte-de-Beaupré will make you want to savour the spectacle with a glass of wine in hand. Here are some of our top addresses that are less than 30 mins away from Le Capitole Hôtel:


Relax at the spa

Summer is over, but it’s still important to relax. Take the time to visit one of Quebec City’s many spas. Strøm Spa Nordique, also located in Old Quebec City, is the perfect destination to enjoy a moment of well-being with a breathtaking view of the St. Lawrence River.

Crédit : Strom Spa


Cultural activities

Quebec City is all about culture in the fall. See the city come alive with its exhibitions, festivals, as well as music and theatre.

Make the most of the many choices available by reading our article about the musts for a busy fall, which is sure to whet your appetite. Why not book a gourmet dinner at BŌ Cuisine d’Asie where you will discover a host of fresh local seasonal produce?

What to do in Quebec City – Summer 2023

Festival d’Été de Québec from July 6 to 16

Canada’s largest outdoor music festival hosts legends who perform on the Plaines d’Abraham site, which can welcome over 80,000 people. The FEQ is more than a hundred thousand festival attendees, 250 shows, international stars and all types of up-and-coming artists.

Festival Cigale August 12 & 13

Cigale promises to be an awesome Beachside Beats and Eats experience, beyond a festival, on the fabulous Baie de Beauport Sun Life site. It’s not just a place, it’s a state of mind. Sun. Friends. Good music, very good music in fact. Something to satisfy your hunger, thirst and your desire to enjoy life and an extraordinary day. Cigale, because the sun always shines brighter on the beach!

crédit: André-Olivier Lyra

Grands Feux Loto-Québec from August 1 to 24

There will be eight evenings of activities and magic on the Old Port quays on Thursdays from August 1 to 24!  Don’t miss the magic of the fireworks that will light up the sky and thrill both young and old. Meet at the Place des Canotiers located a few steps away from the hotel. These free music and firework shows attract over 700,000 visitors to both shores of the St. Lawrence River.



Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France from August 3 to 6

What are Les Fêtes? It is a celebration of what America was in the 17th and 18th centuries. This year, the event has a brand-new concept:  the TD Treasure Hunt.  Old Quebec City  will transform into an immense playground offering seven historic quests inspired by seven characters from New France.

ComediHa! from August 3 to 27

This festival is an important stop in the global comedy industry. Each year, thousands of festival-goers can attend performances of more than 500 artists and artisans, including stars, up-and-comers, and international artists thanks to a diverse, exciting schedule. Several shows will be presented at the Théâtre Capitole. You’ll be sure not to miss anything if you stay at the hotel.

Le Théâtre Capitole

You couldn’t be closer to the Théâtre Capitole than during your stay at the hotel.  In addition to its impressive architecture, the theatre is an important piece of history, since it is the sole survivor of the lavish theatres built between 1900 and 1930. Take advantage of being so close to attend one of the shows in this superb urban performance venue.

Festibière from August 17 to 20

A brewing event that hosts over a hundred exhibitors to help you discover flavours from Quebec and around world (microbreweries, brasseries, cider mills and more). Le Festibière de Québec, is a summer must! Located in the Old Port, you can easily get there from the hotel. On the agenda: lots of fun in a festive atmosphere—all that’s missing is you.


Fête Arc-en-ciel du 1er au 4 sept

The Quebec City Pride Festival takes place each year over the Labour Day weekend in the heart of more than 400 years of history and romance.


Festival celtique de Québec 8 au 10 septembre

Next September, this festival invites you to celebrate the Celtic influence in America! Though music, culture and sports, discover what we have in common with the Celtic peoples, particularly the Irish, Scots and Bretons. Let yourself be swept off your feet by the only French-speaking Celtic festival in North America.