Discover Quebec City in January

Quebec City is fascinating. Why not make the resolution to explore it a little more? The city has a ton of indoor and outdoor activities to offer, and here are our propositions for the month of January in the national capital. Discover Quebec City in January!

Rowboat race on Saint-Lawrence river

Playing outside:

Torchlight Hike Alongside Rivière Saint-Charles

Torchlight hike along Rivière Saint-Charles

Explore Les Saules park paths with a guide from Société de la rivière Saint-Charles (Rivière Saint-Charles society). With your snowshoes and your torch, wander through the park’s secondary tracks and discover brand new angles to admire Quebec’s winter nighttime wonders. There are only a few tickets left, do not miss this chance!

Book your tickets!

Maison O’Neill
3160 boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel
Quebec City QC G1P 2J2

Georallye in Old Quebec

Rally in Old Quebec with GPS and map

GPS and roadmap in hand, embark on a journey to discover Old Quebec. Historical trivia and winter charms, put on your coats and your warmest boots and come learn more about the heart of the national capital.

Discover Old Quebec

Îlot des Palais
8 rue Vallière
Quebec City QC G1K 6S9

Festilumières at Aquarium du Québec

Festilumières at l'Aquarium du Québec

Festilumières is an impressive course lit up with more than 500,000 LEDs, located in the heart of Aquarium du Québec. You will get to observe hundreds of marine species, but you will also find a magical forest inhabited with luminous creatures, a fantastic musical ambiance, slides for kids and memorable light projections. Treat the whole family and let yourself be charmed by the amazing atmosphere of Festilumières!

Aquarium du Québec
1675 avenue des Hôtels
Quebec City QC G1W 4S3

Portneuf’s Festival de la Banquise

Portneuf's rowboat race on Saint-Lawrence river

The Festival de la banquise from Portneuf will be held from January 18 to January 20, 2019! Come check out the rowboat making demonstration and a mini-rowboat race, observe ice sculptors at work and get initiated to this popular local form of art. Come learn about Quebec City’s roots and check out the spectacular start of the Course de la banquise, an impressive rowboat race on the frozen Saint-Lawrence River. Cheer for the athletes from the pier and enjoy the great music, shows and food from the canteen.

Cheer for our athletes!

297 1ere ave.
Ville de Portneuf
Quebec City QC G0A 2Y0

Staying inside:


Inukshuk puppets in action

From January 3 to January 5, 2019, come enjoy a very special show at the main pavilion’s Multi room at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. A mystic adventure following the beat of the polar winds and the Great North silence awaits incredible puppets. Filled with fantastic creatures and fascinating sounds, the inspiring and poetic story will make both big and small kids dream of northern lights. For ages 3 and up.

Experience Inukshuk

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
179 Grande Allée Ouest
Quebec City QC G1R 2H1

L’Examen Final at La Revanche

Part of the game library at La Revanche

Every Monday, at 7 PM starting on January 7, pass your very serious Examen Final (quiz) in four parts at the game pub-coffee shop La Revanche. Hosted by the honourable Quiz Minister Guy Langlois, this trivia quiz in four categories gives you the chance to win a prize by getting the highest score possible! However, if your score is too low, you will have to retake the exam and try to avoid the dunce cap! More than $200 in attendance and cash prizes are offered every week. Don’t miss it! In French only.

Pass your exam

La Revanche Café-pub ludique
585 boul. Charest Est
Quebec City QC G1K 3J2

Toque & Canapés at l’Académie Culinaire

Preparing a meal at l'Académie Culinaire

On Friday, January 25, 2019, put on your cooking hat and get ready for an incredible evening at l’Académie Culinaire. Located near Gare du Palais, a few steps away from Musée de la Civilisation, l’Académie Culinaire invites you to cook a large variety of hors d’oeuvres that you will get to eat with your colleagues or friends, and a glass of wine. Make surprising encounters and talk about your new skills with passionate people during this interactive dinner cocktail. A glass of wine is included in the base rate. In French only.

Académie Culinaire
300 rue Saint Paul
Quebec City QC G1K 7R1

Enjoy yourself and discover Quebec City in January!

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