CARNIVAL OF QUEBEC
FEBRUARY 7 TO 16, 2020
The team of the Carnaval de Québec has given itself the mission of organizing an annual winter festival in the Quebec City region in order to generate a high-quality economic, tourist and social activity of which the people of the region are proud.
Parade, canoe race, ice carving workshop and more await you at the rendezvous!
QUÉBEC INTERNATIONAL PEE-WEE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
FEBRUARY 12-23, 2020
The Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament is the most prestigious minor hockey tournament in the world. It takes place in the beautiful city of Québec, the Videotron Center and the Pavillon de la Jeunesse, and allows 120 teams from all over the world to enjoy an unforgettable experience each year.
The teams are all lucky to play their first game on the ice of the Videotron Center. If they lose, they will continue their journey to the tournament of the “2nd chance” which takes place at the Pavilion of the Youth. Those who go to the end will see live the final at the Videotron Center in front of a frenzied crowd. Out-of-competition games and practices are also organized during the twelve days of tournament at our partner arenas (for a few costs).
One of our traditions, unique aspect of the tournament, is the fact that teams can be accommodated with host family if they wish. This allows them to live an immersion and become familiar with Quebec culture. The experience is very rewarding for both the pee-wee and the families who receive them during their stay. Certain criteria must of course be respected to be able to benefit from this service.
SPRINGBREAK AT MONT SAINTE-ANNE!
FROM FEBRUARY 28 TO MARCH 8, 2020
Spring Break is just around the corner and the mountain is getting ready to welcome families with loads of exciting activities. Every morning, Mont-Sainte-Anne wakes up in new clothes and offers a range of activities related to his mood of the day.
THE WHOLE WEEK
Candy bar on the top of the mountain (11 am to 2 pm)
Ice rink (weather permitting)
Playground and amusement park for toddlers
THE SAINT PATRICK
MARCH 1 – MARCH 13, 2020 (DATES TO CONFIRM)
The Irish-born population has been firmly rooted in the National Capital Region since the 19th century. Québec City is therefore particularly proud to be associated with the St. Patrick’s Day festivities and its annual parade. Irish-born and Irish-hearted are invited to this great popular party!
SKI TOUR CANADA 2020
MARCH 13-15, 2020
Following the success of the FIS Cross Country World Cup Finals COOP finals in March 2019, Quebec will once again receive this year’s FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup stage. It is therefore on the Plains of Abraham that the world’s elite of the discipline will once again be reunited from March 13th to 15th with the Sprint event (free and classic style)!
NATIONAL QUÉBEC DAY
JUNE 24, 2020
This festival has its origin in the custom of several countries to celebrate the summer solstice by bonfires usually accompanied by popular dances. June 24 officially became Quebec National Day in 1977. Spectacles and bonfires take place in several municipalities. The National Movement of Quebeckers has been the national coordinator since 1984.
QUÉBEC MUSIC FESTIVAL (FEQ)
JULY 9 TO JULY 19, 2020
This festival is the largest outdoor music event in Canada. True legends occur on the site of the Plains of Abraham, which can accommodate more than 80,000 people. The festival has hundreds of thousands of music lovers, over 250 shows, international stars and emerging artists from all around the world.
SAINTE-ANNE’S MEMORIAL DAY
JULY 17-25, 2020
We are pleased to invite you to put on your agenda this special time that will converge pilgrims and visitors from around the world to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.
The novena is held from July 17 to 25 and is followed by the feast of St. Anne on July 26.
LOTO-QUEBEC FIREWORKS SHOWS
1 – 31 AUGUST 2020 (DATES TO CONFIRM)
Each summer, the event features six major pyromusical shows drawn in the heart of the St. Lawrence River, bringing together the cities of Québec and Lévis. Since 2017, the docks come alive an hour earlier to make thousands of spectators dance under the stars and then to vibrate under the fireworks that illuminate a masterly decor. In 2019, the Loto-Québec Great Fireworks celebrated their 25th edition. Fireworks enthusiasts will be delighted during all visual presentations!
NOUVELLE-FRANCE’S HISTORY FESTIVAL
AUGUST 6 TO 9, 2020
With its historic and festive atmosphere unmatched in North America, its activities for gourmets and its 400 shows, entertainment, reenactments and conferences, the New France Festival celebrates in a good mood a historic period during which the Quebec City played a major role on the continent. Festive, historical and gastronomic are the three words that best sum up the event.
FESTIBIÈRE OF QUEBEC
AUGUST 13 TO AUGUST 16, 2020
Come and enjoy the summer with a good beer in hand from August 15th to 18th at Quai d’Espace 400e in the Old Port of Quebec! Already 10 years since the Festibière de Québec is the ultimate summer event with more than 100 exhibitors including microbreweries, alternative drinks and foodtrucks! You will have the opportunity to discover local products in a festive atmosphere. Numerous activities are also on the agenda including the Silent Disco, food & beverage pairing, the Local Wood Tour, Dueling Pianos, several conferences, music groups and more! This is an appointment not to be missed!
SIMARD’S COLOR CHALLENGE
OCTOBER 9-10, 2020
On October 9th and 10th, the “Défi des couleurs Simard” is back to allow you to run through breathtaking Mont-Sainte-Anne trails. Mind blowing landscapes filled up with orange, red leaves and the St-Lawrence River down the hill is an unforgettable experience to live.
Try the 11k, 23k or 42k of trail running courses, or the new night race of 5k.
Come run 10k, 6.5k or 1k (for children) along the Jean Larose river to get the speed of a road race but on a gravel path.