Quebec City

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Destination Basics

Travelling to Quebec City in the summertime? Pack your favourite short sleeve shirts and shorts. Visiting in the winter? You’ll want to bring a sweater, snow gear and maybe some long underwear if you’re planning to spend time out on the hills or in the parks.

Summer temperatures here typically reach highs in the mid 20s C, while winter temperatures range from -10 C to -17 C, perfect for skiing and spending time at Quebec’s famed Carnaval. Spring and fall tend to be short in the Quebec City region with a wide range of seasonal and not-so-seasonal temperatures that vary by year.

Average monthly temperature and average monthly rainfall diagrams for Quebec City

5 things you'll want to do.  

1. Old Québec, Stroll North America's oldest streets  
Walk along the fortified walls surrounding this UNESCO World Heritage Site and admire the view from every angle. 

2. Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec 
Appreciate fine art at the world’s largest collection of Québec art. 

3. Wendake 
Experience HuronWendat culture in Wendake, the beating heart of the HuronWendat Nation. Share in their long history, culture, and traditional knowledge as you take in dancing, hear stories and legends, and visit the HuronWendat Museum and the authentic craft stores in the village, located right within Québec City.  

4. Jacques-Cartier National Park 
Explore one of Québec’s most dazzling glacial valleys, JacquesCartier National Park, a vast and mountainous plateau crisscrossed by deep valleys and rivers, is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.  

5.  Île d'Orléans 
Connect with local artisans on a day trip full of history and flavours. Stop in at the many artisan outlets and farm stands around the island for a delicious sampling of local products. 

Explore more of Quebec City's must see attractions.  

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