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Our most recommended Quebec Museums & Exhibitions

Quebec: Virtual Reality Immersion Experience

1. Quebec: Virtual Reality Immersion Experience

What if you no longer simply imagined what Québec City was like in the past, but could literally relive its historical events? This 40-minute immersive activity is an innovative concept and an unforgettable experience combining history, culture, and entertainment. Using a virtual reality projection headset, the history of Québec City is revealed in a grandiose way through 3D animation techniques and breathtaking images.

Québec: Fortifications of Old Québec Guided Walking Tour

2. Québec: Fortifications of Old Québec Guided Walking Tour

Explore 400 years of history on this guided walking tour of Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See some of the top landmarks in the area and immerse yourself in the only remaining fortified city north of Mexico. Begin your adventure with stunning views of the St. Lawrence River and the Citadelle of Quebec as you meet your guide on the Dufferin Terrace boardwalk. Walk along and on the fortification walls of Old Québec and get access to a soldiers' casemate. Until September 5, you may finish your tour with a self-guided visit to the heritage buildings in Artillery Park, including the Arsenal Foundry and the Dauphine Redoubt. In the Dauphine Redoubt, erected in 1712, you will find out about the lifestyle of French and British soldiers by encountering guides and characters.

Gatineau: Canadian Museum of History Admission

3. Gatineau: Canadian Museum of History Admission

The Canadian Museum of History is Canada’s national museum of human history. Located in Gatineau, Quebec, along the scenic riverfront across from Parliament Hill, the Museum is housed in an iconic building designed by Indigenous architect Douglas Cardinal. The Museum is one of Canada’s most popular cultural institutions, with a collection of more than 4 million items — including archaeological material, cultural objects, works of art, documents, and audiovisual material. In collaboration with Indigenous Peoples, the Museum shares the stories of the resilience and diversity of Indigenous cultures and histories across Canada. The Museum has the world’s largest indoor display of monumental poles, six traditional Native house fronts arranged in the shape of a 19th-century Northwest Coast village, contemporary works of Indigenous art, and a gallery dedicated to the achievements and traditions of Indigenous Peoples. The Museum is also home to the popular Canadian History Hall — a stunning showcase that provides access to 15,000 years of social history through personal stories and 1,500 authentic artifacts, many of which are national treasures. The Museum’s exhibitions examine the events, personalities and cultures that have shaped Canada. Sharing stories through multiple perspectives and voices, the Museum celebrates Canadian achievements while also exploring some of the country’s darker chapters. The Museum is also a destination of choice for major international exhibitions, which are often produced in partnership with the world’s most renowned institutions. In addition, you can explore the world through play with your children at the Canadian Children’s Museum and watch an inspiring, larger-than-life documentary films at Ciné+.

Quebec: Cuivres d'Art Albert Gilles Museum Entry & Workshop

4. Quebec: Cuivres d'Art Albert Gilles Museum Entry & Workshop

Enter the world of copper art, known as the art of «Repoussé», mastered by the Gilles family at the Cuivres d'Art Albert Gilles Art Studio & Museum. Share their passion for this disapearing art carried on by 5 women of the family. Learn the history of the art form and how the art studio's founder, Albert Louis Gilles, dedicated his life to his passion. Discover the fascinating life of this artist: the history of how Pope Pius XII commissioned him to execute the silver chalice offered to the archdiocese of Montreal in 1942. Hear stories of how he decorated more than thirty places of worship in North America and Jamaica and homes of famous clients like Mae West, the GM proprietors, or Walt Disney Be amazed by the Christorama exhibit: a collection of 50 panels depicting the Life of Christ, done over a period of 15 years by Albert Gilles. In a second museum, information about copper ore (mining and extraction) and its uses around the world will be unveiled. During your visit the art and different techniques used to shape their creations are brought to light. At the end of the tour and after a demonstration of the technique of Repoussé, you'll use what you learned to create your own piece of copper art to take back home! Tables, copper, and tools are waiting for you to truly experience a unique, hands-on activity with lasting memories.

Quebec: Charlevoix Maritime Museum Official Ticket

5. Quebec: Charlevoix Maritime Museum Official Ticket

For 40 years, the Maritime Museum of Charlevoix has been telling the story of wooden schooners and the cabotage on the St. Lawrence. Live a 360° experience, from the forest to the river, between culture and nature. Discover the old shipyard from 1946 and its four boats in dry dock. The museum also contains the multimedia experience 'Between Pitoune and Dynamite: The St-André Schooner' as real as the life of sailors in 1956. You will have access to a fun, technological and contemporary experience that will amuse young and old. Enjoy the 8.2-hectare park with a touch of poetry, a hebertism trail, a plant labyrinth, an arboretum, sculptures and picnic areas. Furthermore, a 4-kilometer course on its mountain trail in the Marine Forest will offer you a unique window on the St-Laurent river and the Isle-aux-Coudres. You can do the tour of the site in an hour and a half or spend a full day embracing all the museum and surroundings have to offer.

From Levis: Old Quebec Guided Walking Tour

6. From Levis: Old Quebec Guided Walking Tour

Discover Old Quebec starting from the ferry in Levis. We'll explain to you the links between Levis and Quebec. Our guide explains the links between the history, maritime life, and the economy of both cities. During a certain period, the economy was better in Levis than in Quebec. Discover why and also what has changed this economical situation. Walkthrough the Civilisation museum discovering the old shore of the river. Naturally, we make a stop at the "Fresque des Quebecois" to know more about our three periods. Going up to upper town, we'll slowly walk up Cote de la Montagne. Up there, we visit the Quebec basilica and the inside backyard of the Quebec seminary. The basilica could sometimes be closed, then we show you our Holy Gate, the only one out of Europe. During this walking tour, we try to explain to you what makes Quebec so specific. Our difference is not only in our french language. We'll make you discover this specificity. Hoping to meet you in our hometown.

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What people are saying about Quebec

Very knowledgeable and full of bits of history that were intriguing and suggest that the history that I was taught was wholly inadequate regarding this area.

A lot of fun. not to long of a tour or work shop, lots of beautiful works will worth a visit and learning inbossing has educational fun and beautiful.

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant. We had a great time. This was so interesting

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly. This made for an overall wonderful tour.

Learnt much about the history of Quebec. A nice experience.