Discover Sunny Quebec City

Discover Sunny Quebec City

Summer Musts

Summer in Quebec City is wonderful. The city shines with vibrant colours and the streets are bursting with energy. Whether you live here or are only visiting, the Capitale nationale offers a multitude of activities to make the most of your summertime. Here are just a few of them:

1. Enjoy Festivals and Cultural Events

Quebec City comes alive with a series of festivals and cultural events during the summer. The Festival d’été de Québec, with its wide-ranging music lineup is a definite must. The ComediHa! And the Festival d’opéra de Québec add an entertaining artistic touch to your summer agenda, not to mention the selection of performances at the Théâtre Capitole.

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2. Stroll through Old Quebec

Explore the cobblestone streets of Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover its European architecture, quaint boutiques and charming cafés. Take the opportunity to visit the Quartier du Petit Champlain, shaped by time, people and art in all its forms, just a few minutes’ walk from Le Capitole Hôtel.

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3. Expérience Outdoor Activities at the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

Just a few minutes from downtown, the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency offers an exceptional experience. Admire the majestic waterfall, take a cable car to enjoy a panoramic view, or explore the nearby hiking trails.

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4. Cruise on the Saint-Laurent

Embark for a tour on the majestic Saint-Laurent. Whether for a romantic sunset cruise or a family adventure on a bateau-mouche, boat rides offer a unique perspective of the beauty of the city and its surroundings.

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5. Picnic in a Public Park

Enjoy the great outdoors by organizing a picnic in the Parc des Champs-de-Bataille, on the Plaines d’Abraham, or in the Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge. These vast green spaces offer the ideal setting to relax with family or friends.

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6. Cycle on Bike Paths

Quebec City boasts an extensive network of bike paths, ideal for cycling fans. Rent a bike and ride along the river banks, cross through the vibrant Quartier Saint-Roch or explore the l’Île d’Orléans for a more rustic adventure.

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7. Experience the Gourmet and/or Artistic Île d’Orléans

The Île d’Orléans is renowned for its gastronomic delights. Follow the Route du miel, dotted with orchards and roadside stands, and sample local products such as honey, jams, ciders and cheeses. You can also take the opportunity to explore the island’s artistic side by visiting local art galleries and craft stores. Unique oeuvres, from pottery to paintings, tell the story of the island’s vibrant artistic community.

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8. Golf in Captivating Courses with Beautiful Landscapes

At the height of summer, Quebec City reveals another of its charms, inviting golfers to explore its superb courses. With its courses boasting stunning scenery, the city becomes a prestigious host for fans of this elegant sport. Whether it’s the prestigious course at the Club de Golf Royal Québec, the panoramic view at the Club de Golf de l’Auberivière or the relaxed atmosphere at the Golf La Tempête, every golfer is sure to find something to enjoy.

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9. Enjoy Local Markets and Delicacies

Don’t miss local markets like the Marché du Vieux-Port. Discover fresh produce, local specialities and artisanal creations. Also enjoy the lively terraces on rue Saint-Jean, such as those at BŌ Cuisine d’Asie and the renowned Il Teatro.

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10. Cool Off in the Water

Find refuge and refreshment in the area’s pools and beaches. In the heart of the city, you’ll find unique spots like the Oasis du bassin Louise, the cour arrière of the Festibière and the pool at Le Capitole Hôtel on the 9th floor, where you can cool off while staying close to all the city has to offer.  A little farther out, the Plages Samuel de Champlain of the Baie de Beauport offer a haven of relaxation and enjoyment for all.

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As you can see, Quebec City shines brightly during the summer, offering a variety of activities to suit all tastes. Whether you’re a culture buff, outdoor enthusiast or simply looking for a relaxing break, Quebec City has everything it takes to make your summer unforgettable.