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A List of the Top 10 Cool Things to do in Quebec City

By Kimberly Handfield

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Quebec City is not only the capital of our glorious Quebec Province but is known as being one of the most visited places in Canada. It is recognized for its architecture, romantic European feel and various year-round festivals. From strolling its cobblestone pathways to dancing barefoot at one of its summer festivals, Quebec City is the perfect place for leisure, business, and travel. Below is a list of the coolest events happening in Quebec City that should not be missed!

10. Musée de la civilisation/Museum of Civilization

Things to do in Quebec City - Museum of civilzation

Le Musée de la civilisation is one of the most visited museums in Quebec City. It exposes various exhibitions, holds assorted workshops and offers guided tours. Click here for a program of the current exhibitions.

9. La Seigneurie de l’Île d’Orléans

Things to do in Quebec La Seigneurie de l’Île d’Orléans

The Seigneurie has 6 beautiful private gardens, including about 75,000 lavender bushes. Each garden has a theme, featuring rare plants and flowers. Guided tours are given to discover the secrets of the garden, but you are also allowed to explore it on your own.

8. Try the new Café-Buvette (opening soon!)

Things to do in Quebec Le Pied Bleu local Montreal Tours

Restaurant owners of Le Pied Bleu are now opening a new Buvette (a coffee, resto, bar and terrace) right next door. In the morning they sell coffee, and at night they turn into a wine bar. All products are going to be chosen in terms of quality and origin, and wines will be sulfate-free and additive-free. They value the organic and see their new company as a place of exchange and sharing.

7. Go see a show at Le Cercle

Things to do in Quebec Le CercleQuebec City Food Tours - Le Cercle

Le Cercle is one of the trendiest restaurants in Quebec. They have delicious food, a great waitstaff, and a lovely ambiance. But it is not only a fashionable place to eat at, it is also a hip joint to go see underground artists; ranging from folk to electro! Le Cercle offers both culinary and artistic experiences, they aim at engaging clients in new and thoughtful cultural discussions. (They even have a farm called: Le Cercle Maraîcher, where you can order a basket of vegetables and herbs, and get it delivered right to your door!)

6. Cassis Monna & filles

Cassis Monna - Thing to do in Quebec City

This is much more than a vineyard, restaurant, and tasting. It is a charming, friendly, and innovative place. Cassis offers specialty wines made from black currants, a purplish-black berry. The business is family owned and a real treat. Relax, sit back, bask in the view of the mountains, and enjoy this rustic delicious dinning experience.

5. Le Festival d’été de Québec

Things to do in Quebec Le Festival d'ete de Quebec

The Summer Festival of Quebec is an annual festival which accommodates 1.5 million people. Performances take place across various different venues, one being the biggest stage in North America! This years festival presents the following headliners: Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, The Killers, Bryan Adams, Soundgarden, Journey, Snoop Dogg, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Cypress Hill. A definite, not to be missed!

4. Le Marché du Vieux Port du Québec/Quebec Public Market

Things to do in Quebec Le Marche du vieux port

The Quebec Public Market is a huge outdoor market which features a wide range of locally grown foods or products. Such as local wines, vegetables, fruits, jewelry, baked goods, and of course maple products. It is a friendly, tasty, and laid-back activity.

3. Quebec City Food Tours

Quebec City Food Tours

Quebec City Food Tours is a tour exploring the culinary, cultural, and historical district of the trendy St-Roch neighborhood. The tour is about 3 hours along and makes a total of five stops to enjoy various food and drink creations, such as: locally produced craft beers, various chacuteries, seasonal teas, home-grown cheese, and artfully presented dishes. Not to be missed- for an authentic Quebec City experience! Click here for more information about this new food experience. 

The Food Tour  is 3 hours long and makes a total of five stops to enjoy various food and drink creations. – See more at: http://quebeccityfoodtours.com/depth-look-new-st-roch-food-tour/#sthash.P19kAoBf.dpuf

2. Hôtel de GlaceThings to do in Quebec Ice Hotel

The Ice Hotel is a cool place and a must-see event in the winter time. It is a hotel….made entirely of ice! You can spend the night, or you can explore its Great Hall, chapel, ice slide, exhibitions, activities and Ice Bar. It could be a romantic getaway, as much as a family outing!

1. Have a Picnic on Les Plaine D’Abraham

Things to do in Quebec Picnic on Les Plaine D'Abraham

The Plains of Abraham is one of Canada’s most important historical sites. The park is where the 1759 conquest between the French and British empires took place; a pivotal event for North America. The land is over 1 hundred and 3 hectares of meadow: perfect for walking, relaxing, and of course having a picnic!

Old Quebec Food Tour

6 Stops. 8 different tastings of food & drink. Enough for a hearty and satisfying lunch! Come hungry!

3 Hour Walking Tour - Offered at 11:00am Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 59$ CAD +tx & fees

St-Roch Quebec Food Tour

6 Stops. 12 different tastings of food & drink. Enough for a hearty and satisfying lunch! Come hungry!

3h00 Walking Tour - 11:00 AM everyday and 5:00 PM of Fridays. (Click on book now for the updated schedule) - 59$ CAD +tx & fees