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Our most recommended Quebec City Seasonal & Holiday Activities

Québec City: Evening Cruise with Live Entertainment

1. Québec City: Evening Cruise with Live Entertainment

Take advantage of the summer season on the only floating terrace in Quebec City. Whether you're with friends or are a couple, there are magical moments to be had on the St. Lawrence River as the city and the Château Frontenac are illuminated before your very eyes. Sit back and relax with a drink in hand on this cruise that begins at Chouinard Pier. Sail past iconic sights such as the Chateau Frontenac, Beauport, Montmorency Falls, Île d'Orléans, Sainte Foy, and more. With live entertainment, a special atmosphere, panoramic views, and multiple bars and terraces, don't miss this cruise during summer in Quebec City.

Quebec Interactive Street Theatre: "Crimes in New France"

2. Quebec Interactive Street Theatre: "Crimes in New France"

Our evening of interactive street theater will take you back to an intriguing time in Old Quebec when the area was known as New France. You’ll learn about the city’s seedier side and its criminal element! The old city was at one time a den of inequity for a fairly large number of criminals. New France has emerged from its infamous past and our performer/guide will tell you about the sordid crimes committed hundreds of years ago. Our 2-hour, unique Ghost Walking Tour offers a fascinating step back into the past. You’ll walk through the heart of Old Quebec City accompanied by Marie Rivière or Jean Rattier, your extraordinary ghostly guides. Throughout this street theater performance your performer/guide will keep you captivated as you are introduced to the ghosts of 10 past criminals and you learn about the nature of their crimes.

Quebec City: Cruise with 3-Course Brunch

3. Quebec City: Cruise with 3-Course Brunch

Brunch in style on a ship on the Saint Lawrence River. Come aboard and treat yourself to a charming 2.5-hour experience. The cruise sails Saturdays and Sundays during the summer. Depart Chouinard Pier, only a four-minute walk from Quebec City's Quartier Petit Champlain. Step aboard the AML Louis Jolliet and let yourself be tempted by the diverse selection of dishes concocted onboard by the chef. Brunch is served as a 3-course meal with your choice of delicious main course options (vegetarian and gluten free available). Taste local products cooked and prepared by a chef and a team in the on-board kitchen as you cruise along the St. Lawrence River. Sip on complimentary coffee or tea as you savor your meal. After brunch, set sail on a captivating 1.5-hour cruise on the St Lawrence River and experience Quebec City from a different perspective. Relax on the outside terraces and admire the exceptional view of the old fortifications, the Château Frontenac, the Montmorency Falls, Île d'Orléans, the Côte-de-Beaupré, and the Laurentian Mountains. Your costumed guide, Louis Jolliet, will reveal the untold history of Quebec city, the river, and the surroundings.

Old Quebec: Nordic Spa Thermal Experience

4. Old Quebec: Nordic Spa Thermal Experience

Discover a complete relaxation experience at Strøm Nordic Spa, located only a few steps from Old Quebec City and the cruise terminal. Enjoy a thermal experience at an exceptional Nordic spa that includes the rental of a bathrobe, a towel, and a locker. Summer or winter, rain or shine, reduce stress as you revive your body and mind.  Begin by relaxing your muscles in the whirlpool hot tubs. Eliminate toxins by going to a heated sauna, followed by a dip in an ice-cold bath and a period of deep relaxation. Upgrade to the premium option to receive a signature freshly-made juice, a souvenir of your choice, a reusable Strøm sandal bag, and a beverage of your choice at the onsite bistro. Practiced for thousands of years, thermotherapy is a wellness ritual based on the external use of water for therapeutic purposes. Benefit from access to the outdoor whirlpools, thermal and Nordic baths, Finnish saunas, eucalyptus steam bath, thermal and Nordic waterfalls, plus indoor and outdoor relaxation areas with fireplaces. The gourmet bistro on-site offers panoramic views of the river and a Scandinavian-inspired cuisine highlighting local products and flavors.

Quebec City: 5-Course Dinner Cruise

5. Quebec City: 5-Course Dinner Cruise

Climb aboard the elegant Louis Jolliet pleasure boat and explore the different indoor and outdoor decks before you sit down to a gourmet 5-course dinner. Choose from 3 main course options (vegetarian and gluten free available) and taste local produce cooked and prepared by a chef and his team in the on-board kitchen as you cruise along the St. Lawrence River. Get stunning views of both banks of the river and learn about the rich history of Quebec City and Lévis. Benefit from the services of a bilingual guide, who will be on the outside deck to tell anecdotes and factual information to keep you entertained. Throw shapes on the different dance floors as the on-board DJ spins tunes to tempt you away from your table. Gaze at the star-filled sky on the outdoor deck, weather permitting, or dance the night away indoors and sip drinks at the bars on every level of the boat.

Quebec: River Cruise to Saint-Anne Mountain or Canyon

6. Quebec: River Cruise to Saint-Anne Mountain or Canyon

Glide down the St. Lawrence river on this cruise from Quebec to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Admire views of the of the river bank while enjoying a packed lunch and a water, juice, soft drink, or beer. Choose between a tour option to the Mont-Saint-Anne peaks or the Sainte-Anne Canyon.  Hop aboard a comfortable ship at the Quebec City Old Port and set off down the river. Take in views of the city as you ride to the charming town of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. From here, board a spacious and climate controlled bus to the cable car or the canyon. Connect to the cable car, if you select the option to go to the Mont-Saint-Anne peaks. Reach the top of the mountain at an altitude of 800 meters to marvel at sweeping views of the St. Lawrence River and the Quebec City region. Have free to time to explore the summit hiking trails before heading back down on the cable car. Transfer back to the riverboat by bus and return to Quebec city at the end of your tour. Decide to discover the Mont-Saint-Anne Canyon and be dropped off at a spectacular canyon that is carved into the 1.2 billion year old rock by a 74 meter drop. Cross the three suspension bridges, including the one installed 60 meters above the abyss. Stop at several observation points for views of the Canyon Sainte-Anne. At the end of your hike, return by bus to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, then by river shuttle to Quebec City.

2-Hour Christmas Magic Tour in Old Quebec

7. 2-Hour Christmas Magic Tour in Old Quebec

On this tour you will have the opportunity to soak in the beauty of a UNESCO World Heritage site where beautiful buildings and monuments litter the winding streets. You will be taken to the Château Frontenac, Dufferin Terrace, Notre-Dame-de-Québec basilica, and the Place Royale, the cradle of French civilization in North America.

Quebec: Interactive Walking Tour of New France

8. Quebec: Interactive Walking Tour of New France

This winter tour takes you back to yesteryear, but this time it is to delight you with much happier tales. Discover the peculiar Christmas customs of New France and learn how the colonists adapted to this dreadfully cold place. Hear all about the miraculous cures that folks once resorted to. Listen as we tell you strange stories while quirky characters appear out of the wintery darkness to speak to you. This is a one hour long walking tour through the lower city's most beautiful cobblestoned sidestreets trimmed in their most opulent decor of the year.

Quebec City: Old Quebec Guided Fat Bike Tour with Hot Drink

9. Quebec City: Old Quebec Guided Fat Bike Tour with Hot Drink

Embark on a winter adventure designed for sporty people with a fat bike tour in Quebec City. Cycle through the snowy paths of Domaine Maizerets park into the old town and along the Saint-Charles river. Make stops during your ride for historical landmarks and to get a hot drink at a cafe. Make your way to the bicycle garage to meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Enjoy a brief introduction to using your fat bike properly in the snowy conditions and then set out into the city. Start at the beautiful public park of Domaine Maizerets and admire the picturesque landscape. Cycle along the bike path that brings you into Old Quebec. Brace yourself as you ride out of the tourist area and along the banks of the Saint-Charles river. Stop for a hot drink and a delicious treat in a local cafe.

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What people are saying about Quebec City

The group of actors are so much fun, immersive, and knowledgeable. You will not regret spending 2 hours with them while exploring the stories of Quebec's criminal history. This was fabulous for our kids of ages 10 and 12 as well. What a wonderful way to bring history to life. Congratulations on a brilliant performance.

The atmosphere and explanation of the captain during the cruise, allows us to see Quebec from another perspective. The professionalism of the entire team on board ensures that everyone participates in their own way, dancing and singing. Cheer ! To the whole team.

Very nice experience for a first at the spa. Not too many people, access to several baths, pools, saunas and more. My boyfriend and I enjoyed the hot tubs overlooking the river. I recommend!

It was a lovely show. My family and I really enjoyed it. Funny and entertaining from the start to the end!

Fun night on the cruise - great commentary , sights and awesome Dj