Summer’s not over yet!
Although autumn is almost here, summer has not yet run its course! The month of August often offers several beautiful and warm days for everyone's enjoyment. It's impossible to run out of ideas for activities during a visit to Quebec City. Here are a few suggestions to help you appreciate the beauty and richness of Old Quebec. What to do in Old Quebec in August?
Plage éphémère at Place D’Youville
Until September 7, 2021, Place D’Youville is transformed into an urban beach where you can bask in the sun with your feet in the sand. Access to this magnificent place with its enchanting decor is completely free. Young and old alike will love this beautiful and original novelty. Psst! This beach is located next to the Hotel Palace Royal.
ComediaHa! Fest-Québec Festival
The ComediHa! Fest-Québec festivities began on July 28th and will continue until August 28th. Due to the current situation, this comedy festival is held at 75% virtually. However, it is possible to attend some shows in person by reserving tickets. The physical performances take place in different venues in Old Quebec such as the Théâtre Capitole, Théâtre Petit Champlain or the Manège Militaire. This year’s ComediHa! Fest-Québec is completely free. The festival also offers a Ciné Pique-Nique, located at Place George-V, which allows you to eat outdoors while listening to a comedy with your friends.
The Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France
The Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France is offering a brand new concept for its 2021 edition. From August 5th to 15th, Old Quebec will be a huge playground for all participants of the TD Chasse au trésor. With the help of a Medallion-Decryptor, sold for $15 (taxes included) and replacing the traditional pass, participants will be able to explore Old Quebec and Petit Champlain and solve several quests. Clues and keys will be hidden everywhere to help them progress.
Visit Quebec City on an electric bike
On July 9th, the Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) launched a new electric bike-sharing service called à Vélo. Several electric bike stations have been set up in various locations in Old Quebec. This option is ideal for getting around the Old Capital at a low cost.
Historical Itinerary: Discovering Old Quebec, an architectural jewel
When you stay at one of the seven JARO hotels between now and September 30, 2021, you will receive a free JARO Passport – Escapade Québec. Inside, you will find more than $600 in discounts from our various partners, as well as five itineraries to discover Quebec City.
Another itinerary of the JARO Passport is the Historical one. You will be able to discover the most beautiful streets of Old Quebec and experience its 450 years of history. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy many discounts from our 11 partners on this itinerary. Save money while discovering or rediscovering Old Quebec and encouraging local merchants, isn’t that great?
Staying in downtown Quebec City
Located in the heart of the tourist area of Old Quebec, Hotel Palace Royal welcomes you in a European style decor. This hotel is close to many activities and historical monuments that cannot be ignored. You will certainly be delighted by all the services and amenities it offers: reception rooms, magnificent tropical garden with pool, indoor parking, not to mention the renowned Restaurant Beffroi Steak House.
Until September 4th, 2021, guests of the Palace Royal Hotel will be able to enjoy musical performances in the indoor garden. The Flips, Jason Hudon, Rémy Langlois and Phil Lauzon will alternate on stage throughout the summer to ensure that your stay is a memorable one. The complete program is available online.